FIRST LOOK: Chris Pine as Jack Ryan!

The Star Trek star officially joins the ranks of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck in Kenneth Branagh's latest film.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani


You can now officially believe that this is happening.

A fifth Jack Ryan movie has been in the works now for at least four years, with constant delays and casting rumors making many of us wonder if the film, titled merely Jack Ryan, would ever go in front of the cameras. In recent months, pre-production ramped up, with Thor director Kenneth Branagh signing on to both direct the film and co-star as its villain, and Chris Pine starring in the title role. Even then, we know how Hollywood works, and we were hesitant to get cocky about it.

Well, get cocky, because production has officially begun and Paramount – via Coming Soon – has just released the first shot of Chris Pine in character, riding a motorcycle. What can we infer from this?

Well, at some point, Jack Ryan is going to ride a motorcycle, apparently. Let the speculation commence.

Head on over to Coming Soon for a bigger version of the image.

Jack Ryan is due in theaters on December 25, 2013.