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01.27.2015

We have been expecting this news since Disney attained full rights to the Indiana Jones franchise. Despite Harrison Ford's insistence that he wants to portray the character once again, Disney looks to be hedging their bets and going with a younger actor. That actor seems to be Chris Pratt.

Nothing is set in stone, but sources claim that Disney is looking at Chris Pratt as their top choice to take over the fedora and whip. I have to say this sounds like a perfect choice as Pratt played a variation of Indiana Jones/Han Solo in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. He even looks the part in the trailer for JURASSIC WORLD. So, why not make it official and just make this happen.

It seems more than likely that the hold-ups that prevented INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL from being made sooner could be avoided now that Disney controls Lucasfilm and George Lucas is on the outside. But, would it still be Indiana Jones without Lucas, Ford, or Steven Spielberg? i would hope that the studio would at least bring the trio in for their blessing but I wouldn't be surprised if this developed a lot like STAR WARS: EPISODE VII did and go it's own direction.

As someone who loves Indiana Jones dearly, I am 100% on board with this. How about you?

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5:34AM on 01/31/2015

Yes please!

The entire movie of Guardians is practically his audition for Indiana Jones, but yea like others have said, Spielberg & Ford need to be involved also to at least redeem themselves from Crystal Skull.
The entire movie of Guardians is practically his audition for Indiana Jones, but yea like others have said, Spielberg & Ford need to be involved also to at least redeem themselves from Crystal Skull.
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12:27PM on 01/29/2015

Uh huh

Pratt is a great choice.

But Spielberg or gtfo.
Pratt is a great choice.

But Spielberg or gtfo.
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6:30PM on 01/28/2015

This will happen.

I think Pratt would fit the bill but, as others have pointed out beforehand, I want to see Ford finish as Indiana Jones and pass the torch. The only problem is that I don't want to see a Jones family film set in the modern era. The formula does not work in the '70s onwards. Han Solo will be replaced and so will Indiana Jones. I have outlived Casey Kasem's Scooby Doo. I have outlived Dirk Benedict's Starbuck. I have outlived Lou Ferrigno's Hulk. I have also outlived, although not born at the
I think Pratt would fit the bill but, as others have pointed out beforehand, I want to see Ford finish as Indiana Jones and pass the torch. The only problem is that I don't want to see a Jones family film set in the modern era. The formula does not work in the '70s onwards. Han Solo will be replaced and so will Indiana Jones. I have outlived Casey Kasem's Scooby Doo. I have outlived Dirk Benedict's Starbuck. I have outlived Lou Ferrigno's Hulk. I have also outlived, although not born at the time, Larry Buster Crabbe's Flash Gordon. Think of the remakes of The Searchers, The Magnificent Seven, Highlander. They are coming. The difference is that Disney is a machine. Disney are the realization Pinky and the Brain (irony WB). What are Disney going to do tonight? "The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!"
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3:03PM on 01/28/2015
The 4th movie nearly ruined the franchise for me. In fact, in my head canon it doesn't exist. Period. That said, I don't mind reopening this franchise if the cast and writing are top notch. I cant' say anything about the writing but hell yeah Chris Pratt is phenomenal and actually makes me excited to see his take on it.
The 4th movie nearly ruined the franchise for me. In fact, in my head canon it doesn't exist. Period. That said, I don't mind reopening this franchise if the cast and writing are top notch. I cant' say anything about the writing but hell yeah Chris Pratt is phenomenal and actually makes me excited to see his take on it.
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11:27AM on 01/28/2015

please

At least, let Ford do one last Indy... Having him end his run with this s character with Crystal Skull would be so sad ! Introduce Pratt as his son in this same movie, if you want, or reboot the franchise with him in the next instalment. BUT, please, let Ford close 'his' Indy saga on a higher note than Crystal Dull...
Afterward, I just hope Pratt can have the gravitas sometime needed to play Indy.
At least, let Ford do one last Indy... Having him end his run with this s character with Crystal Skull would be so sad ! Introduce Pratt as his son in this same movie, if you want, or reboot the franchise with him in the next instalment. BUT, please, let Ford close 'his' Indy saga on a higher note than Crystal Dull...
Afterward, I just hope Pratt can have the gravitas sometime needed to play Indy.
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11:21AM on 01/28/2015

please

At least, let Ford do one last Indy... Having him end his run with this s character with Crystal Skull would be so sad ! Introduce Pratt as his son in this same movie, if you want, or reboot the franchise with him in the next instalment. BUT, please, let Ford close 'his' Indy saga on a higher note than Crystal Dull...
Afterward, I just hope Pratt can have the gravitas sometime needed to play Indy.
At least, let Ford do one last Indy... Having him end his run with this s character with Crystal Skull would be so sad ! Introduce Pratt as his son in this same movie, if you want, or reboot the franchise with him in the next instalment. BUT, please, let Ford close 'his' Indy saga on a higher note than Crystal Dull...
Afterward, I just hope Pratt can have the gravitas sometime needed to play Indy.
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11:14AM on 01/28/2015

please

At least, let Ford do one last Indy... Having him end his run with this s character with Crystal Skull would be so sad ! Introduce Pratt as his son in this same movie, if you want, or reboot the franchise with him in the next instalment. BUT, please, let Ford close 'his' Indy saga on a higher note than Crystal Dull...
Afterward, I just hope Pratt can have the gravitas sometime needed to play Indy.
At least, let Ford do one last Indy... Having him end his run with this s character with Crystal Skull would be so sad ! Introduce Pratt as his son in this same movie, if you want, or reboot the franchise with him in the next instalment. BUT, please, let Ford close 'his' Indy saga on a higher note than Crystal Dull...
Afterward, I just hope Pratt can have the gravitas sometime needed to play Indy.
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10:07AM on 01/28/2015
I'm solidly behind this. I'd like to see Pratt play Indiana Jones set back in the 1920s and 1930s with new adventures. Don't remake any of the first three films. Don't set Pratt as the son of Indy or anything else in present times.
I'm solidly behind this. I'd like to see Pratt play Indiana Jones set back in the 1920s and 1930s with new adventures. Don't remake any of the first three films. Don't set Pratt as the son of Indy or anything else in present times.
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6:01PM on 01/28/2015
Absolutely. Definitely the way to do this. Pratt is fantastic and has the charisma to pull it off and be genuinely liked and accepted in the role. Set them in the decades mentioned by the astute user above and its a winning formula. If Ford does indeed do another then the decade its set in has to reflect his age and really, Indy without Nazis in Crystal Skull was just plain dull.
Absolutely. Definitely the way to do this. Pratt is fantastic and has the charisma to pull it off and be genuinely liked and accepted in the role. Set them in the decades mentioned by the astute user above and its a winning formula. If Ford does indeed do another then the decade its set in has to reflect his age and really, Indy without Nazis in Crystal Skull was just plain dull.
5:51AM on 01/28/2015

Perfect casting

Totally on board. Sorry Shia.
Totally on board. Sorry Shia.
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3:44AM on 01/28/2015
We had four Indiana Jones movies, three Mummy movies, two National Treasure movies and two Tomb Raider movies. We need a new take. If Chris Pratt plays Indiana's son and not Indy himself then we can see him dealing with Russians or the Red Chinese or the Khmer Rouge rather than Nazis again.
We had four Indiana Jones movies, three Mummy movies, two National Treasure movies and two Tomb Raider movies. We need a new take. If Chris Pratt plays Indiana's son and not Indy himself then we can see him dealing with Russians or the Red Chinese or the Khmer Rouge rather than Nazis again.
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3:27AM on 01/28/2015
If we would need a new Indiana Jones, Chris Pratt would be a fine choice. But nobody needs another Indiana Jones. In fact we need to get rid of one Indiana Jones that already has been made.
If we would need a new Indiana Jones, Chris Pratt would be a fine choice. But nobody needs another Indiana Jones. In fact we need to get rid of one Indiana Jones that already has been made.
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3:19AM on 01/28/2015

A little Indy casting refresher...

When people fight against recasting Indy they forget that the character has been played by not just Ford, but River Phoenix, Sean Patrick Flannery and George Hall. Also Harrison Ford wasn't the first choice Tom Selleck was. And although Ford was the first to play Indy, the character was conceived by Lucas and workshopped by Spielberg (initially over a session of sand castle building). Its not to diminish Ford's iconic performance but lets keep perspective. We grew up with Indy and to us that's
When people fight against recasting Indy they forget that the character has been played by not just Ford, but River Phoenix, Sean Patrick Flannery and George Hall. Also Harrison Ford wasn't the first choice Tom Selleck was. And although Ford was the first to play Indy, the character was conceived by Lucas and workshopped by Spielberg (initially over a session of sand castle building). Its not to diminish Ford's iconic performance but lets keep perspective. We grew up with Indy and to us that's Ford. But the character is immortal and a whole new generation should be introduced to him now. Had Ford hung up the whip after Last Crusade the curse of Crystal Skull wouldn't be upon us now and his record would be untarnished.
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2:56AM on 01/28/2015

People are so catty

Pratt would rock this character, just look at that picture. And the people saying he is involved with too many franchises... uh, Harrison Ford circa 1980-1985?
Pratt would rock this character, just look at that picture. And the people saying he is involved with too many franchises... uh, Harrison Ford circa 1980-1985?
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3:16PM on 01/28/2015
Not to mention Cumberbatch is in way more and way bigger franchises but people here think he can do no wrong so I don't know. I think he's a terrific fit for this. Jurassic Park, well I could take it or leave it as far as having him in that. This however? Pratt is the only actor who I would ever want to see take Indy over.
Not to mention Cumberbatch is in way more and way bigger franchises but people here think he can do no wrong so I don't know. I think he's a terrific fit for this. Jurassic Park, well I could take it or leave it as far as having him in that. This however? Pratt is the only actor who I would ever want to see take Indy over.
2:12AM on 01/28/2015
This could very well be the best reboot casting ever.
This could very well be the best reboot casting ever.
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3:04PM on 01/28/2015
It's painfully awesome.
It's painfully awesome.
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12:44AM on 01/28/2015

Oh okay...

if they do this, and it works, then fuck it. can we get Chris Pratt as Han Solo VS Boba Fett in the Star Wars spin off?

wait, they're doing Blade Runner 2 as well right? fuck it. Blade Runner 0. starring Chris Pratt.
if they do this, and it works, then fuck it. can we get Chris Pratt as Han Solo VS Boba Fett in the Star Wars spin off?

wait, they're doing Blade Runner 2 as well right? fuck it. Blade Runner 0. starring Chris Pratt.
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12:27AM on 01/28/2015

Keep it in the family.

Bring Harrison Ford back as the father figure in the vein of Connery and have Pratt take over the fedora mantle as his love child between him and Willie Scott this time around. Since Temple of Doom was a prequel anyway it would make sense Pratt would be older than Mutt Williams (who needs to die in the opening scene causing Indy to semi-retire until his other unbeknownst son shows up). Bring back the motorcycle with side car as well. If you can't get Pratt who would be my first choice then
Bring Harrison Ford back as the father figure in the vein of Connery and have Pratt take over the fedora mantle as his love child between him and Willie Scott this time around. Since Temple of Doom was a prequel anyway it would make sense Pratt would be older than Mutt Williams (who needs to die in the opening scene causing Indy to semi-retire until his other unbeknownst son shows up). Bring back the motorcycle with side car as well. If you can't get Pratt who would be my first choice then Chris Hemsworth I think has the gravitas to don the fedora.
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10:50PM on 01/27/2015
My only problem with this is I don't wanna see Chris Pratt stretch himself over so many franchises and get burnt out or have his career fall flat. I mean, he's a great replacement for Indy, but he also seems like the star of what I'm sure they're hoping will be a Jurassic World franchise, and of course Guardians and likely Avengers 3. I'd like to see Pratt stretch his legs and grow as an actor with less blockbuster-type films like Moneyball or Zero Dark 30.
My only problem with this is I don't wanna see Chris Pratt stretch himself over so many franchises and get burnt out or have his career fall flat. I mean, he's a great replacement for Indy, but he also seems like the star of what I'm sure they're hoping will be a Jurassic World franchise, and of course Guardians and likely Avengers 3. I'd like to see Pratt stretch his legs and grow as an actor with less blockbuster-type films like Moneyball or Zero Dark 30.
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8:53PM on 01/27/2015
I'm down with this, and not surprised in the least. Josh Hartnett would have still been my first choice, but this sounds like a good pick too.
I'm down with this, and not surprised in the least. Josh Hartnett would have still been my first choice, but this sounds like a good pick too.
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8:53PM on 01/27/2015
I love Pratt and I love Indy. If Indy must be recast then I really think Pratt is perfect for the role. When it comes down to it though, Harrison is Indy. This needs Harrison's blessing more than anything. It has been known Harrison wants to do one more so I think they need to work it in and give him closure. Even though Crystal Skull was lame, I would like to see one more with the original himself.
I love Pratt and I love Indy. If Indy must be recast then I really think Pratt is perfect for the role. When it comes down to it though, Harrison is Indy. This needs Harrison's blessing more than anything. It has been known Harrison wants to do one more so I think they need to work it in and give him closure. Even though Crystal Skull was lame, I would like to see one more with the original himself.
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8:27PM on 01/27/2015
At first I read it wrong and thought it said Chris Pine?
Then I thought it was weird there was a pic of Chris Patt... Now I'm dissapointed.
I like Pratt a lot, but he is no Harison Ford, neither is Pine but for some reason I think he would nail it.

But yeah as others have mentioned, Bradley Cooper seems like the first person to come to mind.
At first I read it wrong and thought it said Chris Pine?
Then I thought it was weird there was a pic of Chris Patt... Now I'm dissapointed.
I like Pratt a lot, but he is no Harison Ford, neither is Pine but for some reason I think he would nail it.

But yeah as others have mentioned, Bradley Cooper seems like the first person to come to mind.
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9:03PM on 01/27/2015
So you don't think Pratt is Harrison Ford?
So you don't think Pratt is Harrison Ford?
8:21PM on 01/27/2015

Please stop

I don't understand the Indiana Jones as James Bond references at all, I truly don't. Indiana Jones is a character CREATED BY HARRISON FORD - he made him, he's who you think of, he's the one who's drawn over and over again in stories, fan art, comics and licensed products. James Bond was a novel and a character first and foremost with a huge history and a room for others to have their own unique go at it. They are not the same, period.
I don't understand the Indiana Jones as James Bond references at all, I truly don't. Indiana Jones is a character CREATED BY HARRISON FORD - he made him, he's who you think of, he's the one who's drawn over and over again in stories, fan art, comics and licensed products. James Bond was a novel and a character first and foremost with a huge history and a room for others to have their own unique go at it. They are not the same, period.
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8:30PM on 01/27/2015
So you think they are the same?
So you think they are the same?
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8:16PM on 01/27/2015

Perfect!

I think Pratt would be a great fit for the role of Indy! Bring it on!
I think Pratt would be a great fit for the role of Indy! Bring it on!
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8:09PM on 01/27/2015
I think him or B-Coops would do a good job. Pratt'll have to really lean on the "grumpy," but he's a good actor, I'm sure he'd do fine.
I think him or B-Coops would do a good job. Pratt'll have to really lean on the "grumpy," but he's a good actor, I'm sure he'd do fine.
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7:41PM on 01/27/2015
I'm okay with this. I mean, it's probably going to get made sooner or later anyway. It could be worse. It could have been changed into an all-female cast. It could have been Shia LeBeouf.
I'm okay with this. I mean, it's probably going to get made sooner or later anyway. It could be worse. It could have been changed into an all-female cast. It could have been Shia LeBeouf.
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7:18PM on 01/27/2015
It sounds great to me. Hopefully they can get him on board for the stand alone Star Wars film featuring Han Solo. It would feel better if it was the same actor for both.
It sounds great to me. Hopefully they can get him on board for the stand alone Star Wars film featuring Han Solo. It would feel better if it was the same actor for both.
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7:09PM on 01/27/2015

Not Interested

Harrison Ford or nothing please.
Harrison Ford or nothing please.
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6:58PM on 01/27/2015
Everyone should have expected this. This shouldn't be a surprise. Disney's not just gonna sit on one of the greatest characters of all time. Of course i'm not going to be completely sold on it. Indy is by far my favorite trilogy of all time and no one, and I mean NO ONE can replace Ford as Indy. But again, we knew it was going to happen. Am I sold on Pratt? I thought he was great in GotG and I thing he has potential but they need to make him more serious and rugged and less of a comic relief if
Everyone should have expected this. This shouldn't be a surprise. Disney's not just gonna sit on one of the greatest characters of all time. Of course i'm not going to be completely sold on it. Indy is by far my favorite trilogy of all time and no one, and I mean NO ONE can replace Ford as Indy. But again, we knew it was going to happen. Am I sold on Pratt? I thought he was great in GotG and I thing he has potential but they need to make him more serious and rugged and less of a comic relief if they want him to pull off Indy. Also, if they do make movie with him,, I hope its not a reboot and they just add to the franchise. Maybe before Raiders. I love Indy and I will stay optimistic about this. It can't be worse then kingdom..
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6:50PM on 01/27/2015
He's proving himself to be quite an action star and I'm all for it.
He's proving himself to be quite an action star and I'm all for it.
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6:28PM on 01/27/2015

I like it

As much as I am a fan of Harrison Ford, Pitt is a great choice for a new Indiana. He proved in Guardians he has the gusto to pull off a role like that.
As much as I am a fan of Harrison Ford, Pitt is a great choice for a new Indiana. He proved in Guardians he has the gusto to pull off a role like that.
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6:15PM on 01/27/2015
I'll admit Star Lord had kind of a modern day Indiana Jones quality to him, and makes a lot more sense than Bradley Cooper, who seems to be the popular pick among those willing to consider a recast. But the reason I follow Indiana Jones on an adventure is to see ford's inimitable performance. Yes, you can get a facsimile of Indy, but unless you hire Ford, you're not getting the real thing.

In reality, the only reason this is happening now is because Disney knows they've got something good
I'll admit Star Lord had kind of a modern day Indiana Jones quality to him, and makes a lot more sense than Bradley Cooper, who seems to be the popular pick among those willing to consider a recast. But the reason I follow Indiana Jones on an adventure is to see ford's inimitable performance. Yes, you can get a facsimile of Indy, but unless you hire Ford, you're not getting the real thing.

In reality, the only reason this is happening now is because Disney knows they've got something good with Pratt and want to make as much off him as they can before he gets too famous/old/fans turn on him.
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6:14PM on 01/27/2015
Harrison Ford is Indiana jones and nobody will ever sucessfully fill those shoes....bring back Ford and Sallah with Marion as well for one last Hurrah and get Spielberg to direct otherwise no thanks.
Harrison Ford is Indiana jones and nobody will ever sucessfully fill those shoes....bring back Ford and Sallah with Marion as well for one last Hurrah and get Spielberg to direct otherwise no thanks.
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6:36PM on 01/27/2015
Yea cuz Spielberg did such a great job on crystal skull right?
Yea cuz Spielberg did such a great job on crystal skull right?
8:18PM on 01/27/2015
Doesn't really defend Spielberg, since he's calling the shots, but if you watch the making of Crystal Skull, Spielberg basically admits he let Lucas walk all over the production....
Doesn't really defend Spielberg, since he's calling the shots, but if you watch the making of Crystal Skull, Spielberg basically admits he let Lucas walk all over the production....
8:57PM on 01/27/2015
I thought that bringing back those characters was one of the worst decisions of that god awful movie. Indy should just have a new chick in every movie.
I thought that bringing back those characters was one of the worst decisions of that god awful movie. Indy should just have a new chick in every movie.
9:24PM on 01/27/2015
Lucas did 80% of that movie....besides id hate to see the legacy of Harrison Ford end with the crystal skull....at least have him pass the torch to Pratt
Lucas did 80% of that movie....besides id hate to see the legacy of Harrison Ford end with the crystal skull....at least have him pass the torch to Pratt
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5:58PM on 01/27/2015

"Probably not a good idea"

Loved him in Guardians, but he doesn't have the chops for Dr. Jones.
Loved him in Guardians, but he doesn't have the chops for Dr. Jones.
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5:37PM on 01/27/2015
I'd still rather a one-off with Harrison Ford that takes place between Crusade and Crystal Skull that features the return of Short Round and requires none of the family stuff from Skull. Be better to see Indy and Salah dealing with losing Marcus and Henry Sr.
I'd still rather a one-off with Harrison Ford that takes place between Crusade and Crystal Skull that features the return of Short Round and requires none of the family stuff from Skull. Be better to see Indy and Salah dealing with losing Marcus and Henry Sr.
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5:25PM on 01/27/2015
This would be great news if the idea of rebooting Indiana Jones wasn't pure blasphemy...
This would be great news if the idea of rebooting Indiana Jones wasn't pure blasphemy...
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9:25PM on 01/27/2015
I bloody agree mate
I bloody agree mate
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5:20PM on 01/27/2015
I love Chris Pratt, but my god man, work on an original project! He was fantastic in Zero Dark Thirty.... and his comedy chops in Parks & Rec made his career

Also remaking Indiana Jones w/o Ford is dumb
I love Chris Pratt, but my god man, work on an original project! He was fantastic in Zero Dark Thirty.... and his comedy chops in Parks & Rec made his career

Also remaking Indiana Jones w/o Ford is dumb
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5:17PM on 01/27/2015

nah

Ill just watch the original trilogy.
Ill just watch the original trilogy.
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5:15PM on 01/27/2015

Pratt was great in Guardians BUT...

I like him but he needs to work on his acting. While I loved him in Guardians, so many actors today never convey a real sense of danger that the character is in. Go back and watch Harrison Ford as Indy. You really feel like he is in pain, beat to hell, on the cusp of losing many times. It's rare now a days to fins someone who can convey that so well. If he can, I'm all for it. Lose some of his glibness, and get more serious and I think he has potential.
I like him but he needs to work on his acting. While I loved him in Guardians, so many actors today never convey a real sense of danger that the character is in. Go back and watch Harrison Ford as Indy. You really feel like he is in pain, beat to hell, on the cusp of losing many times. It's rare now a days to fins someone who can convey that so well. If he can, I'm all for it. Lose some of his glibness, and get more serious and I think he has potential.
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6:16PM on 01/27/2015
Thank you!
Thank you!
4:53PM on 01/27/2015
He'd be better for an Uncharted movie. Chris would be a great Nathan Drake.
He'd be better for an Uncharted movie. Chris would be a great Nathan Drake.
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4:50PM on 01/27/2015

fine by me

But please dont start over, just continue the franchise, like someone said its better if he's indiana's son.
Funny thing is if marvel ever gets spiderman he would be a perfect fit, the only problem being he already is starlord
But please dont start over, just continue the franchise, like someone said its better if he's indiana's son.
Funny thing is if marvel ever gets spiderman he would be a perfect fit, the only problem being he already is starlord
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8:42PM on 01/27/2015
Huh?
Huh?
11:21AM on 01/28/2015
Now if there's someone I DON'T see a Spider-Man, THAT'S HIM !
Now if there's someone I DON'T see a Spider-Man, THAT'S HIM !
4:33PM on 01/27/2015
Nope. I don't get the Chris Pratt thing at all. He's comedy relief, not leading man. Maybe he could play Sallah?
Nope. I don't get the Chris Pratt thing at all. He's comedy relief, not leading man. Maybe he could play Sallah?
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4:28PM on 01/27/2015
I have been in the "no never again" camp for awhile now but this is the only way I can see it going. Pratt killed it in Guardians, I like him in Parks and Rec, and I assume he'll continue his roll in JW. Plus he's the only actor right now that can replicate Indy's charisma, imo. I say go for it.
I have been in the "no never again" camp for awhile now but this is the only way I can see it going. Pratt killed it in Guardians, I like him in Parks and Rec, and I assume he'll continue his roll in JW. Plus he's the only actor right now that can replicate Indy's charisma, imo. I say go for it.
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4:20PM on 01/27/2015
Still against the idea of a reboot. Indy is the action adventure equivalent of the godfather series to crime drama. No one ever talks about rebooting the godfather, and for good reason. Some things need to be left alone.
Still against the idea of a reboot. Indy is the action adventure equivalent of the godfather series to crime drama. No one ever talks about rebooting the godfather, and for good reason. Some things need to be left alone.
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4:17PM on 01/27/2015

Indiana Jones is Harrison Ford and that's that

Dirty Harry is meant to be played by Clint Eastwood and rebooting The French Connection without Gene Hackman wouldn't make any sense. Some roles just aren't meant to be played by a different actor.

As for Chris Pratt, he was a good choice to spoof Indiana Jones in the GOTG opening scene but he's a funny guy who can play action scenes, while Ford was an action star who could occasionally be funny. He doesn't have that same type of gravitas and he shouldn't lose himself trying to have it.
Dirty Harry is meant to be played by Clint Eastwood and rebooting The French Connection without Gene Hackman wouldn't make any sense. Some roles just aren't meant to be played by a different actor.

As for Chris Pratt, he was a good choice to spoof Indiana Jones in the GOTG opening scene but he's a funny guy who can play action scenes, while Ford was an action star who could occasionally be funny. He doesn't have that same type of gravitas and he shouldn't lose himself trying to have it.
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4:59PM on 01/27/2015
shut up. you live long enough all that shit will be rebooted. So, get over it.
shut up. you live long enough all that shit will be rebooted. So, get over it.
6:00PM on 01/27/2015
@JimmyArrow - "Some roles just aren't meant to be played by a different actor."

Why?
@JimmyArrow - "Some roles just aren't meant to be played by a different actor."

Why?
6:19PM on 01/27/2015
It invites bad comparisons. Say what you will about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Ford still brought it. It was everything else that was wrong.
It invites bad comparisons. Say what you will about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Ford still brought it. It was everything else that was wrong.
3:11AM on 01/28/2015
@HoleyHaw - We must've watched two different versions of Crystal Skull because I've never seen Ford look more disinterested in a performance than in that film. Compared to (for example) the library scene in Last Crusade in which Indy displays a near rigid tenacity Ford sleep walks through Indy 4. Its time to hang up the whip. Indy is immortal. Ford is not.
@HoleyHaw - We must've watched two different versions of Crystal Skull because I've never seen Ford look more disinterested in a performance than in that film. Compared to (for example) the library scene in Last Crusade in which Indy displays a near rigid tenacity Ford sleep walks through Indy 4. Its time to hang up the whip. Indy is immortal. Ford is not.
11:32AM on 01/28/2015
Well put Sir.
Well put Sir.
4:16PM on 01/27/2015

Yes to this.

I'd take this over Kingdom of the Crystal Skull any day of the week. There's more lead in Indy's pencil.
I'd take this over Kingdom of the Crystal Skull any day of the week. There's more lead in Indy's pencil.
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4:09PM on 01/27/2015

Disney Could Continue Indy If...

...they make a bonafide Indiana Jones 5 starring Harrison Ford and recast Chris Pratt as his son, Henry Jones, III. Simply recasting Ford's Indiana is a bad idea. Harrison Ford IS Indiana Jones and always will be. Carrying the franchise forward with Pratt as his son and making him the lead in Indy 6 is an organic and logical way to continue the franchise while maintaining the legacy that fans worldwide know and love. If Ford is willing to play Indiana Jones once more Disney would be foolish
...they make a bonafide Indiana Jones 5 starring Harrison Ford and recast Chris Pratt as his son, Henry Jones, III. Simply recasting Ford's Indiana is a bad idea. Harrison Ford IS Indiana Jones and always will be. Carrying the franchise forward with Pratt as his son and making him the lead in Indy 6 is an organic and logical way to continue the franchise while maintaining the legacy that fans worldwide know and love. If Ford is willing to play Indiana Jones once more Disney would be foolish to cast him aside. Also, the script for Indy 5 must restore the character to his former glory. Bringing Lawrence Kasdan back to pen Ford's final turn as Indy would be wise.
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10:57AM on 01/28/2015
Agreed
Agreed
3:56PM on 01/27/2015
I'm confused....why does this not seem like a bad thing to me
I'm confused....why does this not seem like a bad thing to me
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4:09PM on 01/27/2015
I know. It's weird right?
I know. It's weird right?
4:49PM on 01/27/2015
I hate reboots and remakes and i grew up watching indy but somehow i can see this.....it goes against everything i hold dear but by god crystal skull was awful so yeah why not
I hate reboots and remakes and i grew up watching indy but somehow i can see this.....it goes against everything i hold dear but by god crystal skull was awful so yeah why not
3:53PM on 01/27/2015
If it has to happen, then I'm OK with it. But at the same time does this become another case of where one actor "oversaturates" a particular time of role.
Chris Pratt, i.e. Han Solo, i.e. Indiana Jones, i.e. Han Solo/Indiana Jones....in spaaaaace!
If it has to happen, then I'm OK with it. But at the same time does this become another case of where one actor "oversaturates" a particular time of role.
Chris Pratt, i.e. Han Solo, i.e. Indiana Jones, i.e. Han Solo/Indiana Jones....in spaaaaace!
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3:51PM on 01/27/2015
No. Just no. Leave Indy alone.
No. Just no. Leave Indy alone.
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3:46PM on 01/27/2015

i'm down. spot on casting

How many Bonds have we had? Tom Hardy is Mad Max. How many Dr Who's? this is only a bad idea if the movie sucks. But the casting really is spot on, big time
How many Bonds have we had? Tom Hardy is Mad Max. How many Dr Who's? this is only a bad idea if the movie sucks. But the casting really is spot on, big time
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6:38PM on 01/27/2015
To many closed minded idiots on this site. I'm with you.
To many closed minded idiots on this site. I'm with you.
3:46PM on 01/27/2015
Love the guy, but wrong eyes, wrong chin... I preferred the Cooper rumor. But please do a Young Indiana Jones movie first with Ford maybe having a prologue similar to the opening sequence of Last Crusade that transitions into the Young Indy storyline.
Love the guy, but wrong eyes, wrong chin... I preferred the Cooper rumor. But please do a Young Indiana Jones movie first with Ford maybe having a prologue similar to the opening sequence of Last Crusade that transitions into the Young Indy storyline.
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3:41PM on 01/27/2015
I want to see Chris Pratt in Jurassic World first before I decide whether this is a good fit. If he just reproduces his StarLord character again, I feel like he won't have enough edge to play Indian Jones. He has to eliminate the goofiness of GOG and fully replace it with his smart ass side of StarLord.
I want to see Chris Pratt in Jurassic World first before I decide whether this is a good fit. If he just reproduces his StarLord character again, I feel like he won't have enough edge to play Indian Jones. He has to eliminate the goofiness of GOG and fully replace it with his smart ass side of StarLord.
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3:13PM on 01/28/2015
I would completely agree with you but I remember that he was in Zero Dark Thirty and completely pulled of the seriousness that role entailed. I have high hopes so long as the director and writer are good.
I would completely agree with you but I remember that he was in Zero Dark Thirty and completely pulled of the seriousness that role entailed. I have high hopes so long as the director and writer are good.
10:16PM on 01/29/2015
Man! I totally forgot about that. I disagree with my own comment.
Man! I totally forgot about that. I disagree with my own comment.
3:40PM on 01/27/2015
I guess that explains why he turned down Uncharted.... this could be okay. However, I would still prefer him to take up the mantle in Uncharted and let Indy go riding into the sunset. It really isnt a franchise that needs to continue. It was gorgeous left untouched.
I guess that explains why he turned down Uncharted.... this could be okay. However, I would still prefer him to take up the mantle in Uncharted and let Indy go riding into the sunset. It really isnt a franchise that needs to continue. It was gorgeous left untouched.
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3:39PM on 01/27/2015
I think this is pretty spot on casting and Pratt could easily carry the franchise on his shoulders for the next couple of years or so.

I mean if Hardy can be Mad Max, then I don't understand why Pratt can't be the next Indiana Jones.
I think this is pretty spot on casting and Pratt could easily carry the franchise on his shoulders for the next couple of years or so.

I mean if Hardy can be Mad Max, then I don't understand why Pratt can't be the next Indiana Jones.
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6:08PM on 01/27/2015
Jones is a far bigger character than max.

Hardy is a far superior actor than Pratt.

The Jones trilogy is most as beloved as the original star wars trilogy, max is more of s cult thing.

Imagine remaking/rebooting star wars and reciting Luke or han
Jones is a far bigger character than max.

Hardy is a far superior actor than Pratt.

The Jones trilogy is most as beloved as the original star wars trilogy, max is more of s cult thing.

Imagine remaking/rebooting star wars and reciting Luke or han
11:27AM on 01/28/2015
@movie lover
You really think they won't recast Star Wars ?
What do you think are the many future spin-off for, if not to recast iconic roles with younger actors ?
@movie lover
You really think they won't recast Star Wars ?
What do you think are the many future spin-off for, if not to recast iconic roles with younger actors ?
3:36PM on 01/27/2015
I would actually make it more of a pass the fedora and not a total reboot. You could get the two of them in one film then let Pratt do his thing moving forward. With that said, we've had how many James Bonds' ... so I guess it's not too weird as long as they don't try to remake the previously told stories and just come up with new ones. If anyone else could be Dr. Jones it's Pratt. He's the only actor I'd even think to give the role.
I would actually make it more of a pass the fedora and not a total reboot. You could get the two of them in one film then let Pratt do his thing moving forward. With that said, we've had how many James Bonds' ... so I guess it's not too weird as long as they don't try to remake the previously told stories and just come up with new ones. If anyone else could be Dr. Jones it's Pratt. He's the only actor I'd even think to give the role.
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3:36PM on 01/27/2015

Yup!

Looks like my idea about the old Indy telling stories about his youth (played by a younger actor) might be coming true. Any Indiana Jones fan knows Dr. Jones can and should live on no matter how old Ford is. If you love the character and have seen the short lived TV series you know it will work!
Looks like my idea about the old Indy telling stories about his youth (played by a younger actor) might be coming true. Any Indiana Jones fan knows Dr. Jones can and should live on no matter how old Ford is. If you love the character and have seen the short lived TV series you know it will work!
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3:33PM on 01/27/2015
Indiana Jones is not like Bond, where you can just start over or find a new actor to play him. This gets a gigantic thumbs down.
Indiana Jones is not like Bond, where you can just start over or find a new actor to play him. This gets a gigantic thumbs down.
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9:03PM on 01/27/2015
Sure it is! Watch Disney do it :)
Sure it is! Watch Disney do it :)
9:30PM on 01/27/2015
Watch disney do it and FAIL
Watch disney do it and FAIL
3:32PM on 01/27/2015

No offense to Chris Pratt

but get a real Man for the role. He is just too goofy for my taste...
but get a real Man for the role. He is just too goofy for my taste...
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3:18PM on 01/27/2015

Don't do it.

Don't need it.
Don't need it.
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3:14PM on 01/27/2015

I'm surprisingly okay with this.

I've been saying for years that I want Indy to go on past Harrison Ford, and Chris Pratt looks like he could be a good fit.
I've been saying for years that I want Indy to go on past Harrison Ford, and Chris Pratt looks like he could be a good fit.
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3:14PM on 01/27/2015

Wow

Seriously the only Indy recast rumor that hasn't made me insanely angry. This could work.
Seriously the only Indy recast rumor that hasn't made me insanely angry. This could work.
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3:11PM on 01/27/2015
Huh! It could be a good fit.
Huh! It could be a good fit.
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3:10PM on 01/27/2015
Can't believe I'm saying this but if they really have to make more Indiana Jones films....I'm all for this choice.
Can't believe I'm saying this but if they really have to make more Indiana Jones films....I'm all for this choice.
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3:06PM on 01/27/2015

A recast is inevitable

Harrison Ford may be willing to don the fedora again, but he's over 70. They could do a whole lot worse than Chris Pratt, and it's clear his career has gone supernova.
Harrison Ford may be willing to don the fedora again, but he's over 70. They could do a whole lot worse than Chris Pratt, and it's clear his career has gone supernova.
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3:03PM on 01/27/2015
As he basically was Space Indiana Jones in Guardians, I agree. Just give him some standard contract: 5 films: $10M, $20M, $20M, $25M, $25M and you have a young to young-ish Indiana Jones for the next 20 years. Get it done.
As he basically was Space Indiana Jones in Guardians, I agree. Just give him some standard contract: 5 films: $10M, $20M, $20M, $25M, $25M and you have a young to young-ish Indiana Jones for the next 20 years. Get it done.
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3:00PM on 01/27/2015
Ummm, I'm not sure what to make of this honestly. I'm tentatively for this because I think Pratt is great, and fits the part, but at the same time Indiana Jones 1 to 3 are classics, and by casting Pratt, are they recasting the role and rewriting the history of the franchise? I still think it will be a good film with a charismatic lead and without Lucas' involvement, but I'd prefer if they continued the series with Indy's son or whatever instead of recasting him (as tacky as that sounds on
Ummm, I'm not sure what to make of this honestly. I'm tentatively for this because I think Pratt is great, and fits the part, but at the same time Indiana Jones 1 to 3 are classics, and by casting Pratt, are they recasting the role and rewriting the history of the franchise? I still think it will be a good film with a charismatic lead and without Lucas' involvement, but I'd prefer if they continued the series with Indy's son or whatever instead of recasting him (as tacky as that sounds on paper).
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2:59PM on 01/27/2015
I still say Jon Hamm [link]
But as long as they give a good story, that should be all that matters.
I still say Jon Hamm [link]
But as long as they give a good story, that should be all that matters.
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