Chris Pratt seems to be everywhere this days. Aside from starring in the hugely successful TV show Parks and Recreation, Pratt also managed to score back-to-back box office hits with The Lego Movie and Guardians of The Galaxy. And it seems this is only the beginning. Pratt will be starring in Jurassic World as well as future installments of Guardians of The Galaxy. And now, it’s being rumored that Pratt will star in an Indiana Jones reboot, taking the reins from Harrison Ford who made the character an icon.
The last Indiana Jones film, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull, was a major disappointment for fans. It’s clear why they want to start fresh with an Indiana Jones reboot rather than another sequel. And Chris Pratt might just be able to pull it off. He has the same charisma that Ford has and his comedic timing as well as physicality (as seen in Guardians of The Galaxy) seem to be a perfect fit for the role.
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However, Disney executives have yet to confirm the Indiana Jones reboot rumors. Disney CEO Robert Iger said that they would “love to make another Indiana Jones movie but we’re pacing ourselves right now.”
Aside from Chris Pratt, there are also rumors that Bradley Cooper is also in the running for the Indiana Jones reboot. While the two actors definitely have their supporters, people are still wondering if Disney would instead pick relatively unknown actors based on their Star Wars casting.
Aside from the rumored Indiana Jones reboot, Pratt is also in talks with MGM to join the Magnificent Seven remake alongside Denzel Washington. One piece of news that lends credibility to the Indiana Jones reboot rumors is the fact that Pratt turned down the role of Nathan Drake in the movie adaptation of the Uncharted videogame franchise. According to speculation, this is because of Uncharted‘s similarity with the Indiana Jones films.
And while people are excited at the idea of Pratt playing the swashbuckling archaeologist, people are still wondering whether or not replacing Harrison Ford is a good idea. After all, Indiana Jones will always be a character associated with Ford. The same thing could be said for Han Solo, and Disney already opted to have Ford reprise that role in the upcoming Star Wars film.
Reboots are a risky strategy in Hollywood. The Indiana Jones reboot could face the same fan backlash that the Fantastic Four and Ghostbusters reboots did when they were announced.
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