Micheal B. Jordan who will play the role of John Clark/Kelly the lead of the movie shared, “While it’s true that Kelly is a far deadlier warrior than the analytic Ryan, there’s more to the character than mere muscle”, says Jordan.
“Jack Ryan is an intel operative, while John Kelly is a soldier who gets things done by any means necessary,” says the actor. “But when it comes to achieving his goals, Kelly is like a master chess player who methodically maps out every step along the way. Chess is something I personally wanted to incorporate into the film, because when John is on a mission, he always has specific objectives in mind, and to achieve them he makes strategic moves and decisions.”
The chess analogy extends even further, Jordan continues, “We play with the idea that war is a game of pawns and kings throughout the film. Oftentimes in war, soldiers are referred to as pawns, because they’re the ones that go out and do the dirty work on behalf of the larger agenda. They’re the boots on the ground, and they’re out there fighting for their lives while the protected kings and queens sit back and give the orders. Then you have the rest of the pieces that are like the generals on the battlefield.”
In theatrical movie releases, an in movie universe is a common practice seen in the Hollywood franchises with Marvel universe, Star Wars, James Bond, DCEU and many other such already existing. These lines from Micheal give iota of a chance that the two book based stories may take a similar path and merge down the line. Talking about comparisons between John Kelly and Jack Ryan serve as a tad bit of tease and give a slight hope of both the stories coming together. It will be interesting to see for both set of fans on how their characters cross paths or come together and if or not they can work as team when called upon to do so due to their contrasting nature of working.
Pioneered by Amazon, the move may look like a huge deal with great potential for the fans of Ryanverse. While the wait for the coming together of Jack Ryan and John Kelly has some waiting to do the fans can meanwhile watch the action thriller Without Remorse on Amazon Prime Video on April 30th to get further idea of where the franchise is headed.