According to Variety, Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan has signed on for a leading role in Paramount Pictures‘ upcoming film adaptations of Tom Clancy’s thriller novels Rainbow Six and Without Remorse. Jordan will also serve as producer.
Jordan is set to play the role of Clancy hero John Clark, a recurring character in Clancy’s novels. Clark is an an ex-Navy Seal who became a CIA operations officer. At first, he was a secondary character who helped Jack Ryan’s missions but the novel Without Remorse made him the lead and told his origin. Clark has appeared in over 17 Clancy novels.
The film’s producers are Akiva Goldsman (Transformers), Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. Paramount is still looking for potential writers and directors for Without Remorse which will be the first film of the two, leading into Rainbow Six.
Jordan is best known for his role as Erik Killmonger in Marvel’s blockbuster hit Black Panther that was released earlier this year. He will next be seen in the sports drama sequel Creed II which will premiere this November 17, and in Warner Bros. Pictures’ legal drama Just Mercy starring alongside Captain Marvel‘s Brie Larson and Jamie Fox.
Recently, Amazon and Paramount TV has released the first season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan reboot series starring John Krasinski as the titular action hero which was renewed for second season last April.