The world was shocked yesterday to find that beloved author Tom Clancy passed away. It’s kind of strange and surprising to see that the first official trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit would suddenly pop online 24 hours after the tragedy.

In some ways you can say that the studio is right for releasing this first official trailer as quickly as they did. You can say that they’re celebrating the work of Tom Clancy and wanted to show it through chucking out the first trailer a lot sooner rather than later. Now we’re getting a big dose of Chris Pine trying to take his swing at the action genre. Pine has proven to be a fine Captain Kirk for a new generation of Star Trek fans, but let’s see how he is in this movie. At least he’s got a killer cast backing him up with the likes of Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner behind him.

This isn’t the first time that the character Jack Ryan has been played by an actor on the big screen. Chris Pine is the fourth actor to try his hand at playing the agent. He’s a fine actor but boy does he have some big shoes to fill since the previous versions were played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.

We’ll let you be the judge over whether or not Chris Pine is a cool Jack Ryan when you check out the trailer below.

Are you excited for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit?

Source: Slashfilm