Sunday, July 14, 2024

Reacher is small compared to this season 3 character

Actor Alan Ritchson is huge but Reacher season 3 will introduce a taller and bigger character. The confrontation will be epic!

Alan Ritchson He is 1.91 meters tall and has achieved an exaggerated physical condition to play Jack Reacher, so fans of Lee Child's books believe he is the perfect choice. Something that he has demonstrated in the first two seasons that are available on Prime Video.

Now they are preparing the third season which will be based on the novel Persuader (The Inductor or Reckoning). In this novel there is a character named Paulie who dwarfs Reacher. It will be very interesting to see which actor they choose, but he will have to be a real monster.


This is how Paulie is described in the novel Persuader.

He was a very big guy. I am six feet five inches tall and have to center myself very carefully to walk through a standard thirty inch door. This guy was at least six inches taller than me and probably four inches broader across the shoulders. He probably outweighed me by two hundred pounds. Maybe for more. I felt that chill I feel when I'm next to a boy big enough to make me feel small. The world seems to tilt a little.

Let's collect some information. Reacher is described as a man of six feet five inches, that is, 1.95 meters. However, actor Alan Ritchson is a little shorter, as he is 1.91 meters tall. However, if the series follows the description of the book, the actor who plays Paulie should be 15 centimeters taller, that is, 2.05 meters or 2.10 meters, in addition to having a larger wingspan. Without forgetting that he weighs 200 pounds more, which is 90 kilos. So, if Alan Ritchson weighs about 105 kilos, Paulie should almost touch 200 kilos.

They can now look to the NBA or WWE to find someone like that. For example, the WWE wrestler, Big Show (Paul Wight), could fit, since he is 2.13 meters tall and weighs about 175 kilos, which makes Alan Ritchson smaller, in addition, he has worked as an actor, since he had his own series titled The Big Show Show and we have seen him in Happy!, Vendetta and Fighting as a Family.

Big Show
Big Show

What other actor would you like to play Paulie and who could dwarf the protagonist? Leave me your comments below in the opinion section.

For now, we know that season 3 will feature a great cast consisting of Alan Ritchson as Jack Reacher, Johnny Berchtold as Richard Beck, Sonya Cassidy as Sarah Duffy, Anthony Michael Hall as Zachary Beck, Roberto Montesinos as Guillermo Villanueva, Simon Northwood as Rusty , Maria Sten as Frances Neagley, Daniel David Stewart as Steven Elliot and Brian Tee as Quinn.

There is still no release date for the new episodes on Prime Video, but it is rumored that we could see them in late 2024 or early 2025.