If you are a Tom Cruise fan, you must have seen the Jack Reacher movie. The first and second parts of the film have already been released. As per the latest update on the next sequel, fans may get to see the third part of the movie. To begin with, let us talk about the cast and the details of the first two sequels. The movie Jack Reacher is an action thriller based on the novel series Jack Reacher, written by a British author called Lee Child, known for his thriller novels.
The story revolves around a former American military policeman, Jack Reacher, and his adventures while wandering the United States. The first sequel came out to the public on December 21, 2012, with Tom Cruise as the lead, and important cast members include Rosamund Pike and Warner Herzog. The film was directed by Christopher McQuarrie based on the novel One Shot from Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novel series.
The movie was a huge hit, and after the success of the first sequel, the second sequel was released on October 19, 2016. The movie’s name was Jack Reacher Never Go Back, and fans got to see Tom Cruise in the lead role again. Some of the other cast members were Danika Yarosh and Cobie Smulders. The film was directed by Edward Zwick, and it also became a super hit.
The Future Of Jack Reacher 3
The future of the Jack Reacher franchise continues to take shape as more updates on the case are emerging; production on the third sequel has been underway for over a year now. For the previous sequel, fans did not show much interest and had too many critics compared with the first part.
So, let us get back on topic with the updates on the third part of the film now. It has been officially confirmed that fans will get to see Jack Reacher 3, and this sequel will be directed by director Christopher McQuarrie, who is the director of the first part.
The director has also confirmed that the movie will be R-rated. If the third sequel becomes a hit, we will get to see more of the series, and he has also announced that we will get to see some changes in Tom Cruise’s character in the third sequel. Although the release date of Jack Reacher 3 has not been confirmed yet, the director has confirmed that the movie is in the making process.
Change In The Cast Of Jack Reacher 3
Lee Child, the creator of the novel Jack Reacher, confirmed that the third part will be made strictly according to the book and how he has represented the character of Jack Reacher in the storybook. He prefers to feature an actor who can match the physical description of the character Jack Reacher as depicted in the book.
Previously, in Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back, Tom Cruise played the lead. Cruise is shorter than the character depicted in the novel, and he is 5’7” tall and 58 years old now.
The physicality and intensity required for the role are demanding a new cast. The height of the character, as in the book, is 6’5” tall.
Jack Reacher 2 To Jack Reacher 3 Transition
The R-rated version of Jack Reacher 3 will not be released on the big screen. The release of the film is on hold for the time being, but the character is brought back to the small screen through an online platform by Amazon Studios.
Filming has been done lately for the new series based on the book, and unlike the previous sequel, this series will feature an actor who matches Jack Reacher’s description, as it is in the books. This sequel will be an Amazon show, and the lead role of Jack Reacher will be played by Alan Ritchson, who is 6’4″ tall, and the actor’s physicality also matches what the character demands.
Ritchson is well-known for his previous roles in films such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Titans (TV series). The roles played by him so far are like muscular and handsome-looking protagonists. This film will be a chance for him to prove himself and make it big in the industry.
Latest Updates On The Release Of Jack Reacher 3
Filming began in April 2023, and the end schedule was in July of last year. There are speculations that the film will be released on an online platform in early 2023 or in the middle of the year. While the first season of the series has seven episodes, we can expect more in the following sequel, as the original novel has twenty-six episodes.
British director M.J. Bassett also joins the team of directors to back up the Amazon web series. Her recent “halo,” starring Megan Fox, and some of her other movies include Iron Fist, Strike Back, and Night Flyers.
Fans and followers are eagerly waiting for Jack Reacher 3 and are willing to watch the series online, which is where the series will be released. Trailers have been released already to add to the excitement.
With all that being said, the Jack Reacher sequels are a huge hit among the audience and followers. The first two sequels starring Tom Cruise made it big on the big screen. Cruise is an incredibly talented actor, and he is one of the biggest names in Hollywood.
As per the novel, the story will start to get more engaging in the upcoming episodes.
Because of that, the author and the direction team are looking for a new lead actor who can do more justice to the character. Also, the character in the novel demands more physicality in terms of appearance and action.
When the third part was decided to be made as a web series, Lee child wanted to follow his book strictly and do justice to the character. Lee Child’s choice was Alan Ritchson, whom he thinks can do justice to the character he created. This is Season 1 of Jack Reacher’s “The Killing Floor” and the first book of his 26 series novels.