As 2012 comes to a close let’s take a light hearted look at what to hope from the 24 movie in 2013
1. Jack Bauer swears. We’ve heard him swear on DVD extras before, but having been on FOX for several years we’ve been restricted to hearing “Damn it!” very often. 24 The Movie doesn’t have an official rating yet so who knows, maybe we’ll hear Jack drop the F bomb or even the C word.
2. A black female President. We’ve seen David Palmer and Allison Taylor so far, why not go one step further?
3. Jack turns on his country. We’ve seen Tony Almeida turn on his country in Season 7, could 24 The Movie see Jack Bauer betrayed by his country one too many times? At the end of Season 8 we were left with Jack Bauer being a fugitive with no country being his ally.
4. Kim gets in some sort of trouble. Obviously
5. David Palmer returns from the grave. 24 pushed the limits by having Tony Almeida come back in Season 7, despite seemingly dying in Season 5 (albeit without the silent clock ending). Bringing back David Palmer may be too difficult, but perhaps he can play a role in flashbacks or in old recordings.
6. Jack in Europe Jack Bauer normally saves the day in Los Angeles or some other American state. Large rumours surfaced in 2012 that a 24 move could see Jack in the likes of London, Prague or Paris.
7. Jack gets a gold medal We saw this year how big a global event the Olympics are in London 2012. Could a story angle for 24 The Movie be that Jack has to stop a terrorist threat to Brazil 2016?
8. Jack is a Father again Since his wife died in Season 1, Jack has never failed to have some romantic interest each season. Provided no more women die on him, perhaps Jack on the big screen will be a Father to a new born.
9. Bauer, Jack Bauer Having fled the US at the end of Season 8 maybe Jack will have been recruited by another country. Perhaps he is helping stop terrorists in Great Britain and was working during the London Olympics?
10. Jack goes mental And the the movie simply follows him about as he goes around with a flame thrower destroying contestant entries on the next Season of The Great British Bake Off