Michael B. Jordan to star in a series of Tom Clancy movies

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Jordan is set to play Tom Clancy novel hero John Clark for at least two films for Paramount that will adapt the late author's novels Without Remorse and Rainbow Six, reports Variety.

The Clark projects mark Jordan's second film series, along with "Creed", that isn't comic book-related - an impressive feat for any movie star today.

Paramount is developing two separate films featuring Clancy's Central Intelligence Agency operative John Clark portrayed by Jordan who will also co-produce both projects along with Akiva Goldsman, Josh Applebaum, and Corin Nemec.

Clark had previously appeared as a supporting character in two previous Clancy film adaptations, 1994's Clear and Present Danger and 2002's The Sum of All Fears.

Paramount reportedly landed Jordan by promising him his own film franchise rather than just an origin story, so it will be interesting to see if the studio forges ahead with Rainbow Six regardless of how Without Remorse performs.

This report comes courtesy of Variety, following up on news past year that Paramount had picked up the rights to the adaptation. Beginning with The Cardinal of the Kremlin in 1998, the former Navy Seal turned Central Intelligence Agency operative would often assist Jack "I'm just an analyst" Ryan on his many covert missions.

Clark was also the focus of "Rainbow Six", with followed his new task force and its mission to protect the world from its greatest terrorist threats. Despite Goldsman's atrocious track record (I don't know how you watch Winter's Tale and let him anywhere near a film again), Paramount seems to like the guy as they've involved him with Transformers and Star Trek, the studio's marquee franchises. Like so many other Without Remorse and Rainbow Six adaptation attempts, however, it wasn't to be. Jordan is considered one of Hollywood's biggest stars now, and is coming off the massive hit "Black Panther", which has earned him Oscar buzz for his role as antagonist Killmonger.

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