AceShowbiz - %cJohn Krasinski% teased what to expect from the first-ever season of Amazon's "Jack Ryan" series. "Every year they're gonna be different. They're sort of more ripped-from-the-headlines type stuff, so the first year the villain or I don't know what you want to call it is it's taking on ISIS for sure," he told Collider.
The actor also revealed that they approached the TV adaptation as a 10-hour movie. He explained, "We're doing 10 episodes and I think the interesting part about it is exactly what you said, everything's changed so much; the line between film and TV has blurred so much over the years, I think Jack Ryan is a product of that blurring so much that I think that they're not even really considering it a TV show, they're calling it a movie that's being told in 10 parts; and that's not just an argument of semantics, it's actually true."
"[Screenwriter] Carlton Cuse's whole plan is we're gonna shoot it on a movie budget, we're gonna have the same stunts as movies, it's gonna feel like a movie but you're gonna watch it every week. His whole idea was he just felt that two hours wasn't enough time to tell a Jack Ryan story because Tom Clancy's books are so detailed and rich, and the character of Jack Ryan if he has a superpower is his intelligence, so there's a lot of problem solving and things that take time, and that's the beauty of the spy genre. That's what I found was the best pitch to me is it's really just what's the best format to tell this story?"
In separate news, John Krasinski told %cConan O'Brien% that he almost played Captain America. "In my head, I got the part," he laughed when he recalled screen-testing for the superhero role. "It was a big deal for me because first of all, I love those Marvel movies, I love superheroes, I love imagination," he said.
"So when they asked me to test, they actually allowed me to put on the suit, I was on a set, it was all very interesting," he went on, "but the only bummer of it was as I was putting on the suit and thinking this is so amazing; I got about right to my waist, I was still shirtless and feeling pretty good about myself." It was all fine until %cChris Hemsworth% walked by in his Thor suit.