I just saw the movie on video. I haven’t read the book. But I have just finished reading Rainbow Six.
Is Clancy’s universe supposed to have continuity or does he just use the characters over and screw with the time frame? Or… in the movie of Sum did they make Jack Ryan younger because they wanted to cast Ben Affleck?
Reason being… while the movie gives no specific time frame, it happens after 1995… because they mention something happening in 1995. Now, Rainbow Six takes places in 2000 and has John Clark as a feature character. Clark is pushing 60 in Rainbow Six but in the movie of Sum he was in his thirties.
Now are we to believe that both Patriot Games and Clear and Present take place before Sum? Where Jack Ryan is an established CIA officer… but in Sum he’s only been working there for something like 13 months?
Someone explain it to me, it boggles the mind how Ryan is so young in Sum yet it takes place after 1995…