Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, which stars Michael B. Jordan and debuts on Amazon Prime on April 30, 2021, will not be taking much inspiration from the Rainbow Six games… at least for this first film.
Speaking to IGN’s James Vejvoda, Jordan discussed that even though he is a big gamer and that Without Remorse deviates pretty significantly from the Tom Clancy novel that inspired the film, the Rainbow Six games didn’t have much influence on the making of this origin story.
“I don’t think any. Not in this iteration,” Jordan explained. “I think, Without Remorse, we really wanted to make that a true origin story. Well, I played the video game a lot growing up as a kid, so I think in my mind, I might’ve been playing a little bit of Ghost Recon as I was going through these stunts. But as far as the story purposes, we really wanted to adapt it to make it a little bit more modern and represent a little bit of the world that we live in today.”
However, Jordan and Paramount Pictures have already announced that plans for Without Remorse’s sequel Rainbow Six are also in the works to get it the big screen treatment, and that may be the time for more video game homages.
“So from that aspect, maybe when we get to Rainbow Six, the sequel, I might be able to add some things in there that might be nostalgic to the game, but as far as this one’s concerned, it was more of a personal motivation, I guess you could say.” Jordan continued.
Jordan is fully focused on Without Remorse, and confirmed that he hasn’t even thought of what missions, characters, Easter Eggs, or anything else that may make it into Rainbow Six.
“Oh, man! See, to be perfectly honest, I haven’t thought about it. Just I haven’t. One of the hard things as a creative, to do when you’re making a movie that could potentially be another one, is to start thinking about the second one while you’re still finishing the first one. So I think, just really trying to focus on the movie as a standalone, and hopefully it’s strong enough to hold its own weight, that people will want to see what Kelly wants to do in the future.” Jordan concluded.
For more on IGN’s interview with Michael B. Jordan, check out his comments as to why Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky won’t be appearing in Creed 3.
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