(I’m bringing this entry back up because I forgot to mention Liam Neeson.)
I wonder if anyone has noticed this strange cinematic synchronicity:
In Hunt for Red October, Alec Baldwin played Jack Ryan from Tom Clancy’s novel, across from Sean Connery as a Soviet submarine captain. Later on, Harrison Ford picked up the Jack Ryan character in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger — a casting decision which prompted me to wonder what a waste it was that Ford didn’t play Jack Ryan back in Red October, where he could have revived the acting chemistry he shared with Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Now, just as Ben Affleck takes on a reprised Jack Ryan role in Sum of all Fears, Harrison Ford is back — this time in Sean Connery’s type of role as a Soviet submarine commander in K-19: The Widowmaker. His co-star: Liam Neeson, who played a Jedi master in The Phantom Menace, prequel to the movie trilogy where Ford played Han Solo.
All this, just as talk rises up of a new Indiana Jones movie in the works — with a quip by myself quoted regarding Harrison Ford.
I think we can see where this is leading.
Clearly, I am destined to be the next Indiana Jones.
Now where’s my whip?