The Super Bowl trailer for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan has released early and with quite a bang. It's five more days until sports fans get to watch the Eagles and the Patriots challenge each other in the biggest football game of the year. But fans of intrigue, action, and Tom Clancy's popular CIA Agent Jack Ryan don't have to wait until the Super Bowl to watch the newest Jack Ryan trailer - it can be seen online right now.
Based on the popular series of novels, the upcoming Amazon show goes back to the beginning for Ryan, examining his transition from an analyst who pushes papers to a field agent who dodges bullets and saves lives. Played by John Krasinski, an earlier teaser trailer looked at Ryan as an analyst and showed the first moment he had to leave the safety of his office and head out to learn exactly how much of a badass he is. And a later preview revealed Ryan asking the man he abducted how he was doing as a kidnapper, since it was his first time. For the Super Bowl trailer, a new kind of story is being told.
The trailer, released earlier today on Prime Video, shows a montage of moments in the field for Ryan. Whether he is on a series of missions or simply one very intense adventure, it is clear that gunfire and explosions are in Jack Ryan's near future. The explosive trailer also shows that while Ryan is a hero, he does not escape unscathed every time. Ryan never speaks during the trailer, instead a series of quotes spoken by several United States Presidents during their tenures plays in the background.
Krasinski joins the ranks of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine as actors who have played Ryan before. Amazon's series will retcon the latest film - Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - which told an original version of Ryan's early days as an operative. Jack Ryan will follow the character's story in the books much more closely, with Ryan going into the field the first time after learning of some suspicious activity in his role as an analyst, and presumably learning that he is good enough at it to make a career of hunting down the bad guys himself.
It makes sense for the Super Bowl commercial to be more explosive than the previous trailers have been. Arguably one of the few days of the year when audiences watch the commercials as intently and with as much interest as the main event, Super Bowl commercials and trailers do what they can to stand out from the crowd and catch our eye. While there are plenty of explosions and gun fights doing so in this trailer, the compassion in Ryan's face as he sees the human side of his work is just as compelling.
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan will be available on Amazon in August 2018
Source: Prime Video