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Cast This: Indiana Jones

Jun. 20, 2014by: Niki Stephens

Look were back! But this edition of Cast This might hit you right in the childhood feels...

Its time to cast Indiana Jones!

Yeah, it hurts to type that, and furthermore, realizing that casting this iconic role is a reality only makes the wound a little deeper. When we were younger, the thought that we would grow up, and Indy would be in his 70s didnt even cross our minds. But guess what is cool about movies? We get to keep that same feeling we had when we were younger, and Harrison Ford never ages past 47 (unless you count what happened in 2008). You can visit the Indy you know and love any time you want. So are we good now?

There are many qualities one needs in order to be a good fit for Dr. Henry Walton Jones Jr. They have to be charismatic, sarcastic, rugged, intelligent, handsome, and under no circumstances be anywhere near snakes. He hates snakes. It was rumored that Bradley Cooper would be the guy to wear the fedora, but the whole idea of a reboot was shot down in March by Frank Darabont, who supposedly was the man who suggested it all to begin with. Will Disney just let it die? Um, well, if it makes them a good chunk of change then probably not.

Is there a modern day Harrison Ford out there? Or should we breakaway and come up with something a little more creative? I havent heard too many suggestions since this is a particular subject that no one wants to touch. When Cooper was brought to the table, I dont recall hearing too many nays. Robert Pattinson was most recently connected with role, and for those of you who were freaking out, you were probably happy when the suggestion was crushed. Pattinson may be making waves in ROVER, but nothing about him screams Indy to me.

Enough babbling, lets get the casting ideas going!

RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS 'CAST THIS': Iron Fist:

1. Scott Adkins 2. Cyril Raffaelli 3. Ryan Kwanten

I knew that Scott Adkins would wind up on this list. He's been suggested for several roles on this column, and frankly, I would be surprised if you guys didn't mention him. While I get why you chose him as your leading man, I do have to say that Raffaelli is a superb choice. Almost so much so that if I had the power I'd get the guy an audition. Kwanten deserves a big break in my opinion, but I don't think this is the one.

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1:05PM on 06/22/2014
1. There is no actor that can replace him
2. They do already have a perfect spectacular adventure franchise, TINTIN
3. If I were going to choose an actor, Bradley Cooper
1. There is no actor that can replace him
2. They do already have a perfect spectacular adventure franchise, TINTIN
3. If I were going to choose an actor, Bradley Cooper
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11:32PM on 06/21/2014
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4:16PM on 06/21/2014

Nobody.

The role dies with Harrison Ford, and should. Not even remotely interested in seeing any recasting for this role.

Come up with something new for God sake! Is that so damn hard?
The role dies with Harrison Ford, and should. Not even remotely interested in seeing any recasting for this role.

Come up with something new for God sake! Is that so damn hard?
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11:06AM on 06/21/2014
I would VERY much like to see this cast this end with "Nobody" as the popular result.
I would VERY much like to see this cast this end with "Nobody" as the popular result.
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5:13AM on 06/21/2014
James McAvoy would absolutely nail it. As a matter of fact so would his X-Men counterpart Michael Fassbender.
James McAvoy would absolutely nail it. As a matter of fact so would his X-Men counterpart Michael Fassbender.
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12:50AM on 06/21/2014

No one

Harrison Ford IS Indiana Jones. Period.
Harrison Ford IS Indiana Jones. Period.
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12:20AM on 06/21/2014

I bet they choose

Michael B. Jordan...
Michael B. Jordan...
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11:55PM on 06/20/2014

I nominate Chris Hemsworth for a screen-test.

He was good in Rush. Not that I would endorse a remake.
He was good in Rush. Not that I would endorse a remake.
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11:26PM on 06/20/2014

awesome!

looks like the leading contender is NOBODY. let's keep it going
looks like the leading contender is NOBODY. let's keep it going
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10:14PM on 06/20/2014
Reboot Young Indiana Jones if you must! Do movies starring young/middle aged Henry Jones Sr.

As soon as you get to five years before Temple of Doom takes place you're done. Do not tread on Harrison Ford's territory. There's only one adult Indy.
Reboot Young Indiana Jones if you must! Do movies starring young/middle aged Henry Jones Sr.

As soon as you get to five years before Temple of Doom takes place you're done. Do not tread on Harrison Ford's territory. There's only one adult Indy.
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6:42PM on 06/20/2014

The unpopular opinion (limber up your downvote fingers geeks)

It doesn't matter who plays Indiana Jones. Raiders of the Lost Ark would have been the same cultural icon it is today if Tom Selleck (who was originally cast) had played the role. Indy is not a character like Rocky or Rambo that can only be played by the creator/actor who brought him/her to life in our childhood. Indy is not that big of a character (personality wise), period. We know more about James Bond than we really do about Indiana Jones. He an archeologist who doesn't like snakes, and
It doesn't matter who plays Indiana Jones. Raiders of the Lost Ark would have been the same cultural icon it is today if Tom Selleck (who was originally cast) had played the role. Indy is not a character like Rocky or Rambo that can only be played by the creator/actor who brought him/her to life in our childhood. Indy is not that big of a character (personality wise), period. We know more about James Bond than we really do about Indiana Jones. He an archeologist who doesn't like snakes, and hates Nazis. That's all you really need to know. Much like Bond, he could be played by lots of different actors and continue the series indefinitely. The same with all three of the Star Wars leads. Well, except Yoda.
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5:56PM on 06/20/2014

Don't Cast this!

Just fucking leave Indy alone. Please. George, you have enough friggin money as it is. Please don't ruin another trilogy from my youth.
Just fucking leave Indy alone. Please. George, you have enough friggin money as it is. Please don't ruin another trilogy from my youth.
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10:56PM on 06/20/2014
George doesn't own the property anymore.
George doesn't own the property anymore.
4:36PM on 06/20/2014
I'm saying no to a reboot and no to recasting. Asking who should play the new Indiana Jones is like asking who should play the new Rocky Balboa, Marty McFly, Michael Corleone, or Jack Sparrow. Sorry Hollywood, I know you love reboots, but certain characters "belong" to just one actor, and this is one of those times.
I'm saying no to a reboot and no to recasting. Asking who should play the new Indiana Jones is like asking who should play the new Rocky Balboa, Marty McFly, Michael Corleone, or Jack Sparrow. Sorry Hollywood, I know you love reboots, but certain characters "belong" to just one actor, and this is one of those times.
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4:40PM on 06/20/2014
EXACTLY!
EXACTLY!
6:42PM on 06/20/2014
Aaaaaaaaaamen!
Aaaaaaaaaamen!
4:08PM on 06/20/2014
How about creating some new timeless heroes?
How about creating some new timeless heroes?
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1:51PM on 06/20/2014

There can only be ONE

Harrison Ford with shia labeouf as his son. Shia of course being killed off in the first ,hmmm, 90 seconds lets say. Then Marion tells Indy, that Marcus was his real father. Then, well I'll let the guys getting paid to write the script take it from there. Your welcome.
Harrison Ford with shia labeouf as his son. Shia of course being killed off in the first ,hmmm, 90 seconds lets say. Then Marion tells Indy, that Marcus was his real father. Then, well I'll let the guys getting paid to write the script take it from there. Your welcome.
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12:49PM on 06/20/2014

The next actor to play Indiana Jones will be...

Harrison Ford. There is no other actor circling the role because thankfully Ford can and is still playing the role that fits him like a well-worn glove. We all know the actor's age, but that is simply not a factor for Indy or Ford because youth and muscles were never what the character was about. Instead of obsessing over recasting the role, the real concern should be be who will write the script. If Disney is smart, and they certainly are, names like Lawrence Kasdan and Frank Darabont will
Harrison Ford. There is no other actor circling the role because thankfully Ford can and is still playing the role that fits him like a well-worn glove. We all know the actor's age, but that is simply not a factor for Indy or Ford because youth and muscles were never what the character was about. Instead of obsessing over recasting the role, the real concern should be be who will write the script. If Disney is smart, and they certainly are, names like Lawrence Kasdan and Frank Darabont will surface soon. Ford is fine. Trust him. And relax. Check please!
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12:49PM on 06/20/2014

The next actor to play Indiana Jones will be...

Harrison Ford. There is no other actor circling the role because thankfully Ford can and is still playing the role that fits him like a well-worn glove. We all know the actor's age, but that is simply not a factor for Indy or Ford because youth and muscles were never what the character was about. Instead of obsessing over recasting the role, the real concern should be be who will write the script. If Disney is smart, and they certainly are, names like Lawrence Kasdan and Frank Darabont will
Harrison Ford. There is no other actor circling the role because thankfully Ford can and is still playing the role that fits him like a well-worn glove. We all know the actor's age, but that is simply not a factor for Indy or Ford because youth and muscles were never what the character was about. Instead of obsessing over recasting the role, the real concern should be be who will write the script. If Disney is smart, and they certainly are, names like Lawrence Kasdan and Frank Darabont will surface soon. Ford is fine. Trust him. And relax. Check please!
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12:44PM on 06/20/2014

This is nonsense

In that gif Harrison had a dose of the skitters.
2 farts and a splash :)
In that gif Harrison had a dose of the skitters.
2 farts and a splash :)
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12:32PM on 06/20/2014
The only way I will accept a reboot is if two things happen: 1. Harrison Ford returns to play Indy one last time, 2. If the reboot is about a young Indiana Jones (I'm talking 15-20 years prior to Raiders). There are several actors who look very young who could easily play him in his 20s or 30s.

My idea is this: give it the Godfather part II treatment and have a storyline set in the present with Harrison Ford playing the older Indy and the other storyline being set in the past with the young
The only way I will accept a reboot is if two things happen: 1. Harrison Ford returns to play Indy one last time, 2. If the reboot is about a young Indiana Jones (I'm talking 15-20 years prior to Raiders). There are several actors who look very young who could easily play him in his 20s or 30s.

My idea is this: give it the Godfather part II treatment and have a storyline set in the present with Harrison Ford playing the older Indy and the other storyline being set in the past with the young Indy. Have the story lines run parallel entailing a particular artifact (which would have to be of a profound nature), that he had once pursued as a young man but failed to acquire which had consequences that have come back to haunt him, but it resurfaces and goes after it in the future/present story as well. Obviously there would be a lot of set ups and payoffs and the two would have to intertwine but that's the only way I'll accept a reboot. Then the subsequent films in the franchise could be with the younger Indy.
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12:41PM on 06/20/2014
Isn't that pretty much the Last Crusade treatment with River Phoenix? Different editing I suppose.
Isn't that pretty much the Last Crusade treatment with River Phoenix? Different editing I suppose.
12:52PM on 06/20/2014
No you're right! to an extent that happened but I mean something consistent throughout the film and the artifact being the primary one. I mean that's just a rough idea...just something in that vein I'd like to see. :)
No you're right! to an extent that happened but I mean something consistent throughout the film and the artifact being the primary one. I mean that's just a rough idea...just something in that vein I'd like to see. :)
12:04PM on 06/20/2014

Never.

In the name of all that is right in not just the world of movies but the entire civilization of mankind I beg to Disney to please never, ever, ever have this come to fruition.
In the name of all that is right in not just the world of movies but the entire civilization of mankind I beg to Disney to please never, ever, ever have this come to fruition.
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11:42AM on 06/20/2014
Sean Connery...duhh
Sean Connery...duhh
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11:32AM on 06/20/2014
Obviously Ford is the King. No question.

However, I would like to live in a world where Indy doesn't age. He was always designed as a James Bond type character - I'm perfectly fine with seeing him recast every three movies. He should stay in his era - I don't want to see him in the fifties and the sixties and beyond.

Now, having said that, I like Bradley Cooper for the role. He's got the charm, the handsomeness, and the chops - see "Face" in A-Team in his less jovial moments and you've
Obviously Ford is the King. No question.

However, I would like to live in a world where Indy doesn't age. He was always designed as a James Bond type character - I'm perfectly fine with seeing him recast every three movies. He should stay in his era - I don't want to see him in the fifties and the sixties and beyond.

Now, having said that, I like Bradley Cooper for the role. He's got the charm, the handsomeness, and the chops - see "Face" in A-Team in his less jovial moments and you've got a pretty solid template. Chris Pratt is good but he's probably too snarky.
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11:30AM on 06/20/2014
Danny McBride.
Danny McBride.
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11:25AM on 06/20/2014
Joseph Gordon levitt and if they wanna go older I don't know...Tom Hanks? Or maybe hed make a good Indiana Jones villain. I know Joseph Gordon levitt gets suggested for everything around here but that's because hes awesome.
Joseph Gordon levitt and if they wanna go older I don't know...Tom Hanks? Or maybe hed make a good Indiana Jones villain. I know Joseph Gordon levitt gets suggested for everything around here but that's because hes awesome.
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12:28PM on 06/20/2014
If they want to go older how about Harrison Ford
If they want to go older how about Harrison Ford
11:24AM on 06/20/2014
Joseph Gordon levitt and if they wanna go older I don't know...Tom Hanks? Or maybe hed make a good Indiana Jones villain. I know Joseph Gordon levitt gets suggested for everything around here but that's because hes awesome.
Joseph Gordon levitt and if they wanna go older I don't know...Tom Hanks? Or maybe hed make a good Indiana Jones villain. I know Joseph Gordon levitt gets suggested for everything around here but that's because hes awesome.
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11:22AM on 06/20/2014
Bill Murray.
Bill Murray.
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11:21AM on 06/20/2014
Honestly, I think this is how it starts. Fans start asking who'll take over the mantle after Ford can't, and the studios take notice that people online are interested in more Indiana Jones without him. Well I'm not. I'm sorry. Ford could play Jones in a fucking WHEELCHAIR and I'd still watch him. He owns the role. The antics are his. The day he comes out and says he's no longer interested in playing the famous archeologist I'll let nature take its course, whether that be a reboot or quietly
Honestly, I think this is how it starts. Fans start asking who'll take over the mantle after Ford can't, and the studios take notice that people online are interested in more Indiana Jones without him. Well I'm not. I'm sorry. Ford could play Jones in a fucking WHEELCHAIR and I'd still watch him. He owns the role. The antics are his. The day he comes out and says he's no longer interested in playing the famous archeologist I'll let nature take its course, whether that be a reboot or quietly sticking the franchise in the vault until a new generation comes along. But as long as Ford draws breath, and as long as no one is officially talking about replacing him, I say the role is his. He's the only one I care to see play the part.
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10:54AM on 06/20/2014
I wouldn't want to see Cooper or Pratt be the next Indiana Jones. I would rather see them be Nathan Drake for an Uncharted film. Both of them would be perfect for the role and film.
I wouldn't want to see Cooper or Pratt be the next Indiana Jones. I would rather see them be Nathan Drake for an Uncharted film. Both of them would be perfect for the role and film.
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10:45AM on 06/20/2014
Personally, I don't think Disney should even touch this property for more movies. If they're concerns about making money off the Indy franchise, look into other avenues that might work like graphic novels (that way you can keep the same Indy and don't have to worry about him getting old) or start churning out some decent video games. I mean look at Uncharted and many other open world games, you're telling me you can't make a decent Indy video game.

But since we're dealing with Hollywood
Personally, I don't think Disney should even touch this property for more movies. If they're concerns about making money off the Indy franchise, look into other avenues that might work like graphic novels (that way you can keep the same Indy and don't have to worry about him getting old) or start churning out some decent video games. I mean look at Uncharted and many other open world games, you're telling me you can't make a decent Indy video game.

But since we're dealing with Hollywood and common sense went out the window years ago, recast with someone older. My picks would be Karl Urban or Michael Fassbender. Bradley Cooper would be a good pick too, but he has too much of that frat boy composure to him. Indy needs to be a guy who's seen some shit.
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10:44AM on 06/20/2014
Based on how Guardians of the Galaxy is shaping up I'm going to say Chris Pratt.
Based on how Guardians of the Galaxy is shaping up I'm going to say Chris Pratt.
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10:32AM on 06/20/2014
River Phoenix.... oh wait.
River Phoenix.... oh wait.
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11:08AM on 06/20/2014
Bwahahaha!
Bwahahaha!
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10:29AM on 06/20/2014

Don't go 'Young'...

One of the biggest problems with movies today is that they want someone in their 20s for roles like this so they can make 17 sequels. Ford was nearly 40 when he did Raiders. He was a man, not a boy. Marvel was smart in this regard with Iron Man. Picking someone who seemed like a punk kid would have sucked.

Also, don't go with the usual suspects. The names Channing Tatum, Tom Hardy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt come up for every role, whether it makes sense or not. I personally think Hugh Jackman
One of the biggest problems with movies today is that they want someone in their 20s for roles like this so they can make 17 sequels. Ford was nearly 40 when he did Raiders. He was a man, not a boy. Marvel was smart in this regard with Iron Man. Picking someone who seemed like a punk kid would have sucked.

Also, don't go with the usual suspects. The names Channing Tatum, Tom Hardy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt come up for every role, whether it makes sense or not. I personally think Hugh Jackman would fit the role the best, but I know that won't happen. He's already Wolverine and Disney would think he's too old.
The only other name I've seen that I think would be decent is Cooper. I think he would be OK. Honestly, I think they should go with an unknown. I just hope they don't pick some baby-faced douche, though. Find someone who is about 35 and looks like he's been knocked around a bit.
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10:20AM on 06/20/2014
Move on. If they recast Indiana Jones today we will most likely get someone like Kevin Hart to play him. Focus on making "Uncharted" instead.
Move on. If they recast Indiana Jones today we will most likely get someone like Kevin Hart to play him. Focus on making "Uncharted" instead.
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10:15AM on 06/20/2014
Physically, and quality wise, Michael Fassbender is my favourite choice. Just not sure about the Indy jokes. :)
Physically, and quality wise, Michael Fassbender is my favourite choice. Just not sure about the Indy jokes. :)
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3:08PM on 06/20/2014
I see what you mean. Its difficult to imagine acting as Indy, but Fassbender currently is sitting at the top of my "actors that can play just about anything" list.
I see what you mean. Its difficult to imagine acting as Indy, but Fassbender currently is sitting at the top of my "actors that can play just about anything" list.
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10:15AM on 06/20/2014

Dear Hollywood:

It's okay to let franchises end. Especially when most of the movies in the franchise have reached the status of timeless classics. A movie couldn't ask for a higher status.
It's okay to let franchises end. Especially when most of the movies in the franchise have reached the status of timeless classics. A movie couldn't ask for a higher status.
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9:55AM on 06/20/2014

Christian Bale .....

Its a hard decision, but necesary, Jones is like Bond, the character is so inmortal and my choice is for ..... Christian Bale.
Its a hard decision, but necesary, Jones is like Bond, the character is so inmortal and my choice is for ..... Christian Bale.
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9:50AM on 06/20/2014
There's a lot of great choices on here. I really like James Marsden, Ryan Reynolds, and Bradley Cooper for the part. Marsden is my first choice though, that guy is awesome, and he deserves his own franchise. Although, I think all three of those guys I listed could easily pull off all the key essential elements of what make Indy, Indy (humor, action, and charisma).
There's a lot of great choices on here. I really like James Marsden, Ryan Reynolds, and Bradley Cooper for the part. Marsden is my first choice though, that guy is awesome, and he deserves his own franchise. Although, I think all three of those guys I listed could easily pull off all the key essential elements of what make Indy, Indy (humor, action, and charisma).
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9:45AM on 06/20/2014

Create a new character

Let Indiana Jones go and try something crazy like... create a new damn adventurer character like Indy and start of franchise of your own Disney!
Let Indiana Jones go and try something crazy like... create a new damn adventurer character like Indy and start of franchise of your own Disney!
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9:38AM on 06/20/2014

Harrison Ford in a Full Body Cast

It would still be more entertaining than anyone else playing the part.

Nobody can replace Harrison. The way Disney thinks we are going to get some 21 year old pretty boy who doesn't have an ounce of scruff to him. Indy needs to be a man, he needs to be able to pull off the fedora look and look as if he fits in with the 40s era.
It would still be more entertaining than anyone else playing the part.

Nobody can replace Harrison. The way Disney thinks we are going to get some 21 year old pretty boy who doesn't have an ounce of scruff to him. Indy needs to be a man, he needs to be able to pull off the fedora look and look as if he fits in with the 40s era.
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9:28AM on 06/20/2014

Dennis Quaid

The man is practically a clone of Ford. Perhaps not young enough tho
The man is practically a clone of Ford. Perhaps not young enough tho
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9:12AM on 06/20/2014

If you have to replace Harrison Ford . . .

- James Marsden. He can do action, he can do comedy, he has a lot of charisma, he deserves to lead a franchise.
- Karl Urban. Everyone else has mentioned him, but he is a good choice.
- Ryan Kwanten. Like Marsden, he has a lot of charisma, can do action and comedy, he's younger than most choices and he deserves a franchise.

- James Marsden. He can do action, he can do comedy, he has a lot of charisma, he deserves to lead a franchise.
- Karl Urban. Everyone else has mentioned him, but he is a good choice.
- Ryan Kwanten. Like Marsden, he has a lot of charisma, can do action and comedy, he's younger than most choices and he deserves a franchise.

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9:05AM on 06/20/2014
MAAYBE Chris Pratt?
MAAYBE Chris Pratt?
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8:53AM on 06/20/2014

A little older than Ford when he starred in Raiders, but...

I think Karl Urban could assume the mantle. He could wear the glasses in the classroom, sport the fedora in the field and and wrap the bullwhip around someone's neck. His name might not be sexy enough to draw the crowds, but it's damn hard to replace Harrison Ford.
I think Karl Urban could assume the mantle. He could wear the glasses in the classroom, sport the fedora in the field and and wrap the bullwhip around someone's neck. His name might not be sexy enough to draw the crowds, but it's damn hard to replace Harrison Ford.
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8:48AM on 06/20/2014
Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
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8:36AM on 06/20/2014

There's only one actor who's like a younger Harrison Ford...

...Hugh Jackman. Has the looks, the charisma, the ruggedness. He is a generation younger than Harrison, but already 46! A few years ago, he would have been the ideal choice. But now? All I could think that no one should take away Harrison's signature role.
...Hugh Jackman. Has the looks, the charisma, the ruggedness. He is a generation younger than Harrison, but already 46! A few years ago, he would have been the ideal choice. But now? All I could think that no one should take away Harrison's signature role.
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8:19AM on 06/20/2014
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
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11:04AM on 06/20/2014
Why didn't I think of that earlier? D'oh!
Why didn't I think of that earlier? D'oh!
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8:16AM on 06/20/2014
I'm sorry but Harrison Ford will always be Indy. You might want to compare him to Bond but within a few years Sean was out by the 70s. Harrison has been Indy for almost 30 years.
I'm sorry but Harrison Ford will always be Indy. You might want to compare him to Bond but within a few years Sean was out by the 70s. Harrison has been Indy for almost 30 years.
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8:01AM on 06/20/2014

Let it die

Christ! Is there no originality left in the world? Oh wait, I just answered my own question.

I'm a huge Olyphant fan. Could I seem him play Indy? Yeah, will it be the same? Never. In fact, I'd rather see a Justified feature film or go finally do Uncharted or something of a similar genre, but please leave Indy alone.
Christ! Is there no originality left in the world? Oh wait, I just answered my own question.

I'm a huge Olyphant fan. Could I seem him play Indy? Yeah, will it be the same? Never. In fact, I'd rather see a Justified feature film or go finally do Uncharted or something of a similar genre, but please leave Indy alone.
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7:55AM on 06/20/2014
Dicaprio.i think he deserves a franchise.and Indy is very tough to cast
Dicaprio.i think he deserves a franchise.and Indy is very tough to cast
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7:46AM on 06/20/2014
Karl Urban (1), Timothy Olyphant (2), Josh Hartnett (3).
Karl Urban (1), Timothy Olyphant (2), Josh Hartnett (3).
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7:27AM on 06/20/2014

Karl Urban

rough appearence with a cheeky smile - works for the physical and the comedic parts of Indy.
rough appearence with a cheeky smile - works for the physical and the comedic parts of Indy.
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7:16AM on 06/20/2014
They already cast Indiana Jones. I'm very happy with the choice they went with.
They already cast Indiana Jones. I'm very happy with the choice they went with.
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6:56AM on 06/20/2014
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
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6:50AM on 06/20/2014
Ryan McPartlin
Ryan McPartlin
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6:23AM on 06/20/2014

Harrison ford

like soneone else said, unless you are talking about a young version of him! its not like James bond where you can recast every so often, harrisin ford makes indy, no one could even come close!
like soneone else said, unless you are talking about a young version of him! its not like James bond where you can recast every so often, harrisin ford makes indy, no one could even come close!
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6:15AM on 06/20/2014

No, no & no

There is only one. Like the Highlander
There is only one. Like the Highlander
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6:03AM on 06/20/2014
Timothy Olyphant or BUST
Timothy Olyphant or BUST
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5:48AM on 06/20/2014
I know he's not that young anymore, but I reckon Hugh Jackman could put in 2 or 3 decent Indy Flicks

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I know he's not that young anymore, but I reckon Hugh Jackman could put in 2 or 3 decent Indy Flicks

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5:47AM on 06/20/2014
I think a guy like James Marsden could pull it off. He's got a ton of chrisma, and he's great with humor and action.
I think a guy like James Marsden could pull it off. He's got a ton of chrisma, and he's great with humor and action.
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5:20AM on 06/20/2014

You DON'T Cast This!

Harrison Ford IS Indiana Jones. Unless you're doing a "Young Adventures of" kind of tale, THERE IS *NO* OTHER ACTOR WHOM CAN TAKE THIS ROLE OVER.

The other thing that sets this aside from just about ANY other role to be cast or re-cast is, THIS WAS AN *ORIGINAL* CHARACTER FOR AN *ORIGINAL* MOVIE. He's not based on a book; if there was a question about Alan Quartermain, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Fu Manchu, etc. etc. ad nauseum, that's fine - those are characters that originally existed in another
Harrison Ford IS Indiana Jones. Unless you're doing a "Young Adventures of" kind of tale, THERE IS *NO* OTHER ACTOR WHOM CAN TAKE THIS ROLE OVER.

The other thing that sets this aside from just about ANY other role to be cast or re-cast is, THIS WAS AN *ORIGINAL* CHARACTER FOR AN *ORIGINAL* MOVIE. He's not based on a book; if there was a question about Alan Quartermain, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Fu Manchu, etc. etc. ad nauseum, that's fine - those are characters that originally existed in another medium altogether. But for THIS, for a character that is DEFINED by the very actor who INTRODUCED him to the entire world - no. No, this is just bullshit.

I hope they remake The Godfather to prove how utterly effing pointless this process is already.
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4:58PM on 06/20/2014
ok so you're saying that the character dies with Harrison Ford? No... absolutely not.
we definitely want Indy 5, Harrison Ford can continue playing the character through the 50's and 60s (why?) but the 30s and 40s era portion of the film he'd need a replacement actor.
ok so you're saying that the character dies with Harrison Ford? No... absolutely not.
we definitely want Indy 5, Harrison Ford can continue playing the character through the 50's and 60s (why?) but the 30s and 40s era portion of the film he'd need a replacement actor.
5:16AM on 06/20/2014
Even Indiana Jones didn`t wan`t Shia Labeouf character too take over.

As for my vote, either Channing Tatum or Chris Hemsworth.
Even Indiana Jones didn`t wan`t Shia Labeouf character too take over.

As for my vote, either Channing Tatum or Chris Hemsworth.
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12:27PM on 06/20/2014
Horrible
Horrible
12:27PM on 06/20/2014
Horrible
Horrible
5:10AM on 06/20/2014
Still think Bradley Cooper is the best option.
Still think Bradley Cooper is the best option.
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5:03AM on 06/20/2014

Timothy Olyphant

Not sure we need a reboot, but Olyphant needs a new bad-ass role now that Justified is almost over. He can kick ass and deliver one liners with the best of them, plus the dude can wear the hell out of hats.
That said, would not be mad if Chris Pratt was in the running.
Not sure we need a reboot, but Olyphant needs a new bad-ass role now that Justified is almost over. He can kick ass and deliver one liners with the best of them, plus the dude can wear the hell out of hats.
That said, would not be mad if Chris Pratt was in the running.
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5:02AM on 06/20/2014
Chris Pine. Next choice would be Chris Pratt.

And people complaining about a reboot need to get real. It's not like Ford is completely irreplaceable. He's great don't get me wrong, but if there's a good story, somebody can definitely wear the fedora again. There are so many Indy stories to tell. It'd be a shame if they didn't happen because Harrison ford is an antique.
Chris Pine. Next choice would be Chris Pratt.

And people complaining about a reboot need to get real. It's not like Ford is completely irreplaceable. He's great don't get me wrong, but if there's a good story, somebody can definitely wear the fedora again. There are so many Indy stories to tell. It'd be a shame if they didn't happen because Harrison ford is an antique.
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5:00AM on 06/20/2014
James Marsden and Ryan Reynolds are my 2 choices. I think either of them could own that role.
James Marsden and Ryan Reynolds are my 2 choices. I think either of them could own that role.
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4:56AM on 06/20/2014

how about

Ford's voice in a CGI MoPerf animated film, Tintin like ?
Ford's voice in a CGI MoPerf animated film, Tintin like ?
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4:21AM on 06/20/2014

BRAD COOPER

young indy Chronicles from the 90s are still on Netflix and we've seen younger actors play indiana... just NOT in his prime Harrison Ford Years.... so yeah.... Brad Cooper
Chris Pratt? honestly I looked this guy up... Brad Cooper is a better choice.
young indy Chronicles from the 90s are still on Netflix and we've seen younger actors play indiana... just NOT in his prime Harrison Ford Years.... so yeah.... Brad Cooper
Chris Pratt? honestly I looked this guy up... Brad Cooper is a better choice.
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3:13AM on 06/20/2014

Here's the BEST pick

CHRIS PRATT... is the best pick for the role of Indiana Jones. He can play sophisticated with archaeology, funny with Steven Spielberg's type of humor and he can do action. The only thing Nathan Fillion has against him is his age. And if you haven't noticed, he's getting a little chubby wubby. Just watch everything Guardians of the Galaxy and you'll see what I'm talking about. Bradley Cooper is just.... too Bradley Cooper. He's a good actor but to me he just doesn't fit the part.
CHRIS PRATT... is the best pick for the role of Indiana Jones. He can play sophisticated with archaeology, funny with Steven Spielberg's type of humor and he can do action. The only thing Nathan Fillion has against him is his age. And if you haven't noticed, he's getting a little chubby wubby. Just watch everything Guardians of the Galaxy and you'll see what I'm talking about. Bradley Cooper is just.... too Bradley Cooper. He's a good actor but to me he just doesn't fit the part.
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2:55AM on 06/20/2014
Either Bradley Cooper or Chris Pratt. Cooper has the charisma of an adventurous guy. As for Pratt, in the word of Mugatu from Zoolander, He's so hot right now. That still from Jurassic World with him on motorcycle, Pratt can do action movies now.
Either Bradley Cooper or Chris Pratt. Cooper has the charisma of an adventurous guy. As for Pratt, in the word of Mugatu from Zoolander, He's so hot right now. That still from Jurassic World with him on motorcycle, Pratt can do action movies now.
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2:45AM on 06/20/2014
Matthew Davis looks the part
Matthew Davis looks the part
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3:15AM on 06/20/2014
This is why actors' agents shouldn't be allowed on the site.
This is why actors' agents shouldn't be allowed on the site.
2:41AM on 06/20/2014
In the very unlikely, near impossible (given that pretty much everyone with say has said it won't happen and most theories to the contrary come from a strange hatred of any film studio, especially Disney) scenario in which this happens, I nominate Hayden Christensen. This way, it'll be one and done and never tried again and we'll just pretend it never happened.
In the very unlikely, near impossible (given that pretty much everyone with say has said it won't happen and most theories to the contrary come from a strange hatred of any film studio, especially Disney) scenario in which this happens, I nominate Hayden Christensen. This way, it'll be one and done and never tried again and we'll just pretend it never happened.
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2:32PM on 06/20/2014
Unlikely and near impossibe? In what world, did Disney buy the property just to say they have it. They are going to make use of it, maybe in another medium, but a movie is not off the table at all.
Unlikely and near impossibe? In what world, did Disney buy the property just to say they have it. They are going to make use of it, maybe in another medium, but a movie is not off the table at all.
4:28PM on 06/20/2014
It was probably part of the deal with Star Wars, to be honest. And I'm sure there are aspects to the contract that allow for some residuals from merchandise and DVD sales to go to Disney. They bought Lucasfilm and all its ancillary properties, not specifically stock in Star Wars and Indy.

As for other mediums, that's neither of concern nor of the conversation at hand. We are talking about a live action, reboot/sequel, in which Indy is not played by Ford. I couldn't care less about any
It was probably part of the deal with Star Wars, to be honest. And I'm sure there are aspects to the contract that allow for some residuals from merchandise and DVD sales to go to Disney. They bought Lucasfilm and all its ancillary properties, not specifically stock in Star Wars and Indy.

As for other mediums, that's neither of concern nor of the conversation at hand. We are talking about a live action, reboot/sequel, in which Indy is not played by Ford. I couldn't care less about any cartoons or a remake of "The Young Indiana Jones" tv show.
5:26PM on 06/20/2014
lol. Other mediums are "of the conversation." My reason for thinking they might recast is because Disney is not going to sit on the IP (don't care if it was a bulk deal, they also had to negotiation a deal with Paramount for the distribution rights), but if they use other medium than live action would be moot.
lol. Other mediums are "of the conversation." My reason for thinking they might recast is because Disney is not going to sit on the IP (don't care if it was a bulk deal, they also had to negotiation a deal with Paramount for the distribution rights), but if they use other medium than live action would be moot.
2:06AM on 06/20/2014
Fuck no. Not every movie needs to be remade, and not every role needs to be recast. Ford is Jones, the end.
Fuck no. Not every movie needs to be remade, and not every role needs to be recast. Ford is Jones, the end.
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1:50AM on 06/20/2014

Nathan Fillion

Nuff said!
Nuff said!
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2:33AM on 06/20/2014
*sigh* There's always got to be one...
*sigh* There's always got to be one...
12:24PM on 06/20/2014
Just because its cliché to pick Fillion for everything doesn't mean he's wrong for every part. Fillion is the best option in this case. I agree
Just because its cliché to pick Fillion for everything doesn't mean he's wrong for every part. Fillion is the best option in this case. I agree
12:47PM on 06/20/2014
Like 10 years ago, maybe, possibly he should have been considered for the awful concept of an Indy reboot.

Now? He's a parody of himself. It's all those hammy jokes and interviews, the pandering to fangirls, and the fact he now weighs two of himself from his Firefly days. No, he is far from perfect, far from ideal. If we're going to try and cast people based on, "well, like since ____ was awesome about _____ years ago, he could still do it...right?", then let's just cast Ford and be done
Like 10 years ago, maybe, possibly he should have been considered for the awful concept of an Indy reboot.

Now? He's a parody of himself. It's all those hammy jokes and interviews, the pandering to fangirls, and the fact he now weighs two of himself from his Firefly days. No, he is far from perfect, far from ideal. If we're going to try and cast people based on, "well, like since ____ was awesome about _____ years ago, he could still do it...right?", then let's just cast Ford and be done with it. Otherwise, move on, it won't be Fillion. It will never be Fillion.
5:28PM on 06/20/2014
Like many actors he could get into shape again and really who cares what he is doing for interviews. He is still young enough to do it although I do agree with you that rebooting is an awful idea.
Like many actors he could get into shape again and really who cares what he is doing for interviews. He is still young enough to do it although I do agree with you that rebooting is an awful idea.
2:57AM on 06/21/2014
He's not young, he's getting up there in age. Let's say he does lose the weight, let's say the act in every interview and public appearance is all a show. Can you HONESTLY see Fillion playing Jones as being serious enough, with little comedic relief sprinkled throughout, to be a good Indy? Fillion as Solo? Hell yeah, sure, but not Indy.
He's not young, he's getting up there in age. Let's say he does lose the weight, let's say the act in every interview and public appearance is all a show. Can you HONESTLY see Fillion playing Jones as being serious enough, with little comedic relief sprinkled throughout, to be a good Indy? Fillion as Solo? Hell yeah, sure, but not Indy.
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1:43AM on 06/20/2014

Taylor Kitsch

Give the guy one more chance at a viable franchise. Third time's the charm.
Back-up pick: Chris Pratt
Give the guy one more chance at a viable franchise. Third time's the charm.
Back-up pick: Chris Pratt
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2:37AM on 06/20/2014
I'm honestly not sure anymore if you people are joking when you bring up Kitsch.
I'm honestly not sure anymore if you people are joking when you bring up Kitsch.
1:38AM on 06/20/2014
Anthony Mackie. He needs his own franchise and I think Indiana Jones would fit him well.
Anthony Mackie. He needs his own franchise and I think Indiana Jones would fit him well.
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1:32AM on 06/20/2014
How about noooooooooooo.

How about noooooooooooo.

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1:30AM on 06/20/2014
Anthony Ingruber, check out this kid's amazing impersonations on YouTube.
Anthony Ingruber, check out this kid's amazing impersonations on YouTube.
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3:30AM on 06/20/2014
I will not watch your youtube channel.
I will not watch your youtube channel.
1:30AM on 06/20/2014

Hugh Jackman

Yeah, that's right!
Yeah, that's right!
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1:21AM on 06/20/2014
Guy Pearce.
Guy Pearce.
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12:28PM on 06/21/2014
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
1:14AM on 06/20/2014
Totally cliche answer, but Karl Urban.Hey, what's Sean Patrick Flannery up to these days?
Totally cliche answer, but Karl Urban.Hey, what's Sean Patrick Flannery up to these days?
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1:10AM on 06/20/2014
How dare you.
How dare you.
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