Published On: Sun, Dec 28th, 2014

Chris Pine: no more ‘Jack Ryan,’ has ‘deep regrets,’ talks ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Trek 3’

While he’ll still be moving on to a big role in the Star Trek franchise, Chris Pine doesn’t see a sequel to his Jack Ryan film in the works.

Jack Ryan Chris Pine in Moscow photoSpeaking with Moviephone about his new musical Into the Woods, Pine discussed the possibility of a Jack Ryan sequel: “No. I don’t think it made enough money for that to happen. That’s one of my deep regrets, that we didn’t totally get that right. It’s a great franchise and if it’s not me then I hope it gets a fifth life at this point. It’s just great. I love the spy genre. I hope it’s done again and with a great story.”

The spy thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which was a new take on Tom Clancy’s famous character, was a bomb at the box office. The film only grossed $50.7 million domestically and he project clearly didn’t have the interest of audiences – especially after poor critical reviews.

Shadow Recruit had a production budget of just $60 million, which is a small amount when compared to other action titles, but brought in only $135 million worldwide.

When asked about following Star Trek director to the Star Wars franchise, Pine didn’t think that was a good idea.

“That would not have been the smartest move on my part, for my career, I would think.”

Pine said he was anxious to get started on Star Trek 3 because of the camaraderie between the actors.

“Yeah… I mean, I just want to see my friends, I want to work with my friends. We have such a great time together. I can’t wait to see what ridiculousness they throw us into. But above and beyond anything, they’re just a great bunch. We laugh a lot.”

Star Trek 3 will be moving ahead with director Justin Lin taking over, headed towards a July 8, 2016 release.

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