Michael B. Jordan isn’t done playing one of Tom Clancy’s most recognizable characters. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Chad Stahelski, the director behind all of the John Wick films, will be directing a Rainbow Six movie for Paramount Pictures, one that will see Jordan back in the role of John Clark, the ex-Navy SEAL that powered Clancy’s acclaimed Without Remorse and Rainbow Six novels. Jordan first starred as the character in 2021’s Without Remorse, an adaptation from Amazon Studios that failed to please audiences and critics.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Chad Stahelski, the director of the John Wick movies, has been tapped to direct the feature project that is serving as a Michael B. Jordan action vehicle and follow-up to the actor and studio’s 2021 action thriller, Without Remorse.
Jordan will once again be playing Navy SEAL-turned-CIA operative John Clark, one of Clancy’s more popular characters, who appeared in the late author’s Jack Ryan spy books. Clark also headlined two novels, Without Remorse and Rainbow Six, with the latter spawning a line of video games.
Remorse served as a Clark origin story of sorts and was made during the pandemic. With theatrical releasing in flux, Paramount offloaded the movie to Amazon, where it debuted April 30, 2021. Paramount intends to release Rainbow theatrically, sources say, although final decisions won’t be made until later in the moviemaking process.
No plot details have been revealed.
Jordan’s other upcoming projects include Creed III, a new installment of the boxing series that will mark the 35-year-old actor’s directing debut. Sylvester Stallone confirmed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in November that audiences won’t be seeing his Rocky character in the film, as he didn’t agree with the creative direction that the series was moving in. “I like my heroes getting beat up, but I just don’t want them going into that dark space,” he said.