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Does Robert Pattinson have a shot at being Indiana Jones?

06.03.2014

Back when Disney acquired Lucasfilm and Co. for the all the money in Mickey Mouse's pocket, we knew that Star Wars was a franchise that was going to be fast-tracked. After all, you don't spend that much without looking to make it back, and then some. Another franchise that's off to the side is that of Indiana Jones. Of course, Harrison Ford is about to scoundrel his way though STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, so where does that leave Indiana Jones? Will he return for one last outing, or is Disney looking to reboot? It's probably a little too early to tell, but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from churning out a few names. Initially it was Bradley Cooper, and now the name being tossed around is . . . Robert Pattinson?

I think this rumor holds about as much water as Jonah Hill playing the whip-cracking hero (I'd pay to see that, actually) but it's fun to speculate. To be perfectly honest, another Indiana Jones film is just a matter of time, so we all better get used to the idea anyway. The question we have to ask ourselves, is if we really want to see Harrison Ford don the fedora again. I was all for KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, and then it came out, and my heart sank. Age is definitely a factor, but it's the story as a whole they really let everyone down. And no, I don't think it was just because it had to do with aliens.

And what of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's involvement? It had always taken three people to make an Indiana Jones film happen, and now with that pretty much off the table, who else would you like to see take on writing and directing duties? Given their penchant for this kind of thing with the Uncharted series, is there any way we can just hire the whole of Naughty Dog to write and direct a new one (I'm only half-joking)? It may be a while before we hear anything concrete.  We've had our ideas on the past about what should be done, but what do you all think?

Harrison Ford will be trading in his whip for a blaster in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, on December 18, 2015.

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2:13PM on 06/07/2014

HollyBull WoodShit

fuck u, hollywood..this casting this guy as indiana jones is no different than casting a dead corpse as indiana jones...stop ruining all my childhood heroes...with that stoned face, u wan him to be megastar? "Talk to the hand!!"
fuck u, hollywood..this casting this guy as indiana jones is no different than casting a dead corpse as indiana jones...stop ruining all my childhood heroes...with that stoned face, u wan him to be megastar? "Talk to the hand!!"
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4:02PM on 06/05/2014
Meh....I'd rather see Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones.

Anywho, we still need to have Harrison Ford show up at least one more time to give Indy a true sendoff.
Meh....I'd rather see Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones.

Anywho, we still need to have Harrison Ford show up at least one more time to give Indy a true sendoff.
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2:53PM on 06/05/2014
People need to step the fuck away from this franchise....!
People need to step the fuck away from this franchise....!
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12:04AM on 06/05/2014
I think I would rather see Mickey Mouse take on the role!
I think I would rather see Mickey Mouse take on the role!
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10:43AM on 06/04/2014
This doesn't sound real. I'll believe it when Spielberg and Ford actually say they aren't going to pursue another Indy movie. Don't count them out yet.
This doesn't sound real. I'll believe it when Spielberg and Ford actually say they aren't going to pursue another Indy movie. Don't count them out yet.
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9:55AM on 06/04/2014

WTF?

WHAT THE FUCK???
WHAT THE FUCK???
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8:24AM on 06/04/2014

Nope

I for one won't see a reboot of Indy. Harrison IS Indiana Jones...period. The only way to make studios stop making bad decisions is to stop giving them money.
I for one won't see a reboot of Indy. Harrison IS Indiana Jones...period. The only way to make studios stop making bad decisions is to stop giving them money.
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4:13AM on 06/04/2014
NEIN!
NEIN!
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12:08AM on 06/04/2014
Leave it alone. Do Uncharted
Leave it alone. Do Uncharted
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1:13AM on 06/04/2014
unfortunately Sony owns the rights to Uncharted. Disney would have to buy Uncharted from Sony on top of the $4 billion they paid for Indy and Star Wars. so yeah, doesn't work that way.
unfortunately Sony owns the rights to Uncharted. Disney would have to buy Uncharted from Sony on top of the $4 billion they paid for Indy and Star Wars. so yeah, doesn't work that way.
10:04PM on 06/03/2014

Bond v Indy (See what I did there?)

There's a big problem the Bond argument. Connery was picked to play a character that the public was already familiar with, and quite honestly even Connery didn't play the character the way that was written in the books. Ford CREATED the character of Indiana Jones, based on the screenplay of course, but he IS Jones. James Earl Jones IS the voice of Darth Vader. Sasha Cohen IS Borat. Jeff Bridges IS The Dude. Some original creations should never be messed with, for any reason.
There's a big problem the Bond argument. Connery was picked to play a character that the public was already familiar with, and quite honestly even Connery didn't play the character the way that was written in the books. Ford CREATED the character of Indiana Jones, based on the screenplay of course, but he IS Jones. James Earl Jones IS the voice of Darth Vader. Sasha Cohen IS Borat. Jeff Bridges IS The Dude. Some original creations should never be messed with, for any reason.
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10:28PM on 06/03/2014
this is very true. especially for Indy.

Indiana Jones is just a look. he has no personality. There are no "defining Indiana Jones traits" like James Bond's suaveness or Tony Stark's snark that we would expect from the character regardless of who's playing him.

the bits of personality we see in Indy are the same bits of personality we see in any Harrison Ford role. it's hard to imagine someone else pulling off Indiana Jones without just doing a Harrison Ford impression.
this is very true. especially for Indy.

Indiana Jones is just a look. he has no personality. There are no "defining Indiana Jones traits" like James Bond's suaveness or Tony Stark's snark that we would expect from the character regardless of who's playing him.

the bits of personality we see in Indy are the same bits of personality we see in any Harrison Ford role. it's hard to imagine someone else pulling off Indiana Jones without just doing a Harrison Ford impression.
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8:05PM on 06/03/2014

if they HAVE to reboot indy...

my vote is for Sam Worthington.

hahaha what ever happened to that dude?
my vote is for Sam Worthington.

hahaha what ever happened to that dude?
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12:06AM on 06/05/2014
Lol, great question. I believe he is busy shooting Avatar 2 and 3 back to back.
Lol, great question. I believe he is busy shooting Avatar 2 and 3 back to back.
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7:07PM on 06/03/2014
Actually...Chris Pratt maybe?
Actually...Chris Pratt maybe?
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8:00PM on 06/03/2014
haha i just realized the other day that Chris Pratt (at least in GotG) is basically young Harrison Ford mixed with Jack Black.
haha i just realized the other day that Chris Pratt (at least in GotG) is basically young Harrison Ford mixed with Jack Black.
1:53PM on 06/04/2014
Perfect choice. He has all the right ingredients.
Perfect choice. He has all the right ingredients.
6:53PM on 06/03/2014

They could do better...

It's hard to imagine anyone replacing Harrison Ford in the role of Indiana Jones... but I really can't see Pattinson filling that fedora. It's been said a million times on this site for a thousand different stories, but in this case, I'm being serious: cast Nathan Fillion. He's got the look, the charisma, (potentially) the physicality, and the chops to pull it off. That's my pick for Ford's successor, though I'd be willing to give him and Spielberg (not so much Lucas) another shot to wrap up
It's hard to imagine anyone replacing Harrison Ford in the role of Indiana Jones... but I really can't see Pattinson filling that fedora. It's been said a million times on this site for a thousand different stories, but in this case, I'm being serious: cast Nathan Fillion. He's got the look, the charisma, (potentially) the physicality, and the chops to pull it off. That's my pick for Ford's successor, though I'd be willing to give him and Spielberg (not so much Lucas) another shot to wrap up their run on the series in style.
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9:54PM on 06/03/2014
Please, no Fillion. Dude is old, fat, and overrated.
Please, no Fillion. Dude is old, fat, and overrated.
6:11PM on 06/03/2014

No

I was ok with the rumor of Bradley Cooper but not this guy.
I was ok with the rumor of Bradley Cooper but not this guy.
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5:38PM on 06/03/2014

Why?

Seriously, why does anybody think this kid is talented? He has zero charisma, zero charm, and zero subtlety.
Seriously, why does anybody think this kid is talented? He has zero charisma, zero charm, and zero subtlety.
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5:23PM on 06/03/2014
Not gonna hate on the guy because to be fair he seems like a decent enough guy who just happened to be in a film series a lot of folks hate. I don't see him as Dr. Jones, but then those are some big ol' boots to fill. There aren't many actors I'd be confident of their being able to take Harrison Ford's place, but you have to assume someone will, for better or worse.
Not gonna hate on the guy because to be fair he seems like a decent enough guy who just happened to be in a film series a lot of folks hate. I don't see him as Dr. Jones, but then those are some big ol' boots to fill. There aren't many actors I'd be confident of their being able to take Harrison Ford's place, but you have to assume someone will, for better or worse.
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5:14PM on 06/03/2014
Who's playing the new Dirty Harry, Michael Cera?
Who's playing the new Dirty Harry, Michael Cera?
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4:47PM on 06/03/2014
Burn down Hollywood!
Burn down Hollywood!
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3:07PM on 06/03/2014
Didn't Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, say that no reboot was happening a long time ago?
Didn't Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, say that no reboot was happening a long time ago?
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2:39PM on 06/03/2014

Head melting thinking about it

Indiana: Fools. Bureaucratic fools!
Marion: What'd they say?
Indiana: They don't know what they've got there.
Marion: Well, I know what I've got here. Come on. I'll buy you a drink. You know, a drink?
Indiana: Fools. Bureaucratic fools!
Marion: What'd they say?
Indiana: They don't know what they've got there.
Marion: Well, I know what I've got here. Come on. I'll buy you a drink. You know, a drink?
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2:38PM on 06/03/2014
Why not? I don't think we've seen the best of Robert Pattinson. He has been stuck in this Twilight thing. If he is going to escape typecast, he will need a big iconic role.
I don't know if he'd make a good Indiana Jones. I don't know if he'd make a bad Indiana Jones. I'd like to see a cohesive argument why he would be a bad choice for it.
Why not? I don't think we've seen the best of Robert Pattinson. He has been stuck in this Twilight thing. If he is going to escape typecast, he will need a big iconic role.
I don't know if he'd make a good Indiana Jones. I don't know if he'd make a bad Indiana Jones. I'd like to see a cohesive argument why he would be a bad choice for it.
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2:33PM on 06/03/2014

I am all for Ford having a Sean Connery type role, but hell no to RP

I feel like it is time to change up the game. Maybe have Harrison Ford give it one last go and then hand the whip to a new, younger guy, NOT MUTT OR Mr. Sparkles mentioned above.

I think the "adventure" series can survive without Indiana Jones. Have Indy go on an adventure with someone like Bradley Cooper or (ugh) Nathan Fillion, and then continue that characters story in their own spin off series. Nobody can replace Harrison as Indy, so they shouldn't even try.
I feel like it is time to change up the game. Maybe have Harrison Ford give it one last go and then hand the whip to a new, younger guy, NOT MUTT OR Mr. Sparkles mentioned above.

I think the "adventure" series can survive without Indiana Jones. Have Indy go on an adventure with someone like Bradley Cooper or (ugh) Nathan Fillion, and then continue that characters story in their own spin off series. Nobody can replace Harrison as Indy, so they shouldn't even try.
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2:31PM on 06/03/2014

For the love of God and all that is holy, NO!

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1:53PM on 06/03/2014
Hell no
Hell no
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1:41PM on 06/03/2014
Please no...
Please no...
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1:27PM on 06/03/2014
Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones so I don't know why they would be looking for a replacement. If Disney wants him as Han Solo in Episode VII then I'm sure they have no problem having him as his quintessential character in the next Indy film.
Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones so I don't know why they would be looking for a replacement. If Disney wants him as Han Solo in Episode VII then I'm sure they have no problem having him as his quintessential character in the next Indy film.
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2:04PM on 06/03/2014
People said the same thing about Sean Connery and James Bond 45 years ago
People said the same thing about Sean Connery and James Bond 45 years ago
2:15PM on 06/03/2014
Sean Connery didn't give a shit about continuing to play James Bond, Ford loves playing Indy. And like I said, if they're having him return as Han Solo why not Indiana Jones. I understand they'll make a shitty reboot eventually but right now wouldn't make sense.
Sean Connery didn't give a shit about continuing to play James Bond, Ford loves playing Indy. And like I said, if they're having him return as Han Solo why not Indiana Jones. I understand they'll make a shitty reboot eventually but right now wouldn't make sense.
2:50PM on 06/03/2014
If you say so
If you say so
10:03PM on 06/03/2014
There's a big problem the Bond argument. Connery was picked to play a character that the public was already familiar with, and quite honestly even Connery didn't play the character the way that was written in the books. Ford CREATED the character of Indiana Jones, based on the screenplay of course, but he IS Jones. James Earl Jones IS the voice of Darth Vader. Sasha Cohen IS Borat. Jeff Bridges IS The Dude. Some original creations should never be messed with, for any reason.
There's a big problem the Bond argument. Connery was picked to play a character that the public was already familiar with, and quite honestly even Connery didn't play the character the way that was written in the books. Ford CREATED the character of Indiana Jones, based on the screenplay of course, but he IS Jones. James Earl Jones IS the voice of Darth Vader. Sasha Cohen IS Borat. Jeff Bridges IS The Dude. Some original creations should never be messed with, for any reason.
9:32AM on 06/04/2014
Thanks msgelter and I've made that same point before because it's something people overlook a lot. Same thing applies to Mad Max. George Miller and Mel Gibson created Mad Max so Mel IS Max. Hardy's a good actor but he's simply playing Max in Fury Road, he'll never be the true Max.
Thanks msgelter and I've made that same point before because it's something people overlook a lot. Same thing applies to Mad Max. George Miller and Mel Gibson created Mad Max so Mel IS Max. Hardy's a good actor but he's simply playing Max in Fury Road, he'll never be the true Max.
1:15PM on 06/03/2014
I bet they go with Michael B. Jordan to be the new Indiana Jones.
I bet they go with Michael B. Jordan to be the new Indiana Jones.
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1:09PM on 06/03/2014
I know I will get some shit for this, but I'd pay to see a Neil Blomkamp-directed Indy movie
I know I will get some shit for this, but I'd pay to see a Neil Blomkamp-directed Indy movie
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12:46PM on 06/03/2014

Robert is probably too young......

now that i think about it he is just too young. if he wanted to play river phoenix'x part maybe......
now that i think about it he is just too young. if he wanted to play river phoenix'x part maybe......
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12:46PM on 06/03/2014
I think R-Pat is under rated, but IJ he is not. I really have no idea who could play IJ that's 25-30. I don't think Cooper would be that good and I think he'd a little old. I think I'll be hated for this, but part of me can see Zac Efron MAYBE POSSIBLY being able to do it. Like, he has a 20% of having it in him. But when I listen to all the DVD commentaries and extras and they say Mel Gibson just turned it on (Machete 2) and you realize why he's a star. That goes for Ford and lots of
I think R-Pat is under rated, but IJ he is not. I really have no idea who could play IJ that's 25-30. I don't think Cooper would be that good and I think he'd a little old. I think I'll be hated for this, but part of me can see Zac Efron MAYBE POSSIBLY being able to do it. Like, he has a 20% of having it in him. But when I listen to all the DVD commentaries and extras and they say Mel Gibson just turned it on (Machete 2) and you realize why he's a star. That goes for Ford and lots of older actors. There's def great young actors, but I don't know of any real movie stars. It seems like acting has changed a little, for better or worse.
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12:44PM on 06/03/2014

Someone not super famous.......

I'd like to see them take a risk and cast someone who is about to be a breakout star. Bradley Cooper is Bradley Cooper no matter what he does. He is a a great actor but the whole time I'll be thinking its fucking Bradley Cooper. If Robert Pattinson put on some muscle and changed his tween haricut, maybe. It throws people off to see someone in shape that isn't known for it. That dude from Guardians of the Galaxy who plays the only human from what I can see would be a good choice. I don't know
I'd like to see them take a risk and cast someone who is about to be a breakout star. Bradley Cooper is Bradley Cooper no matter what he does. He is a a great actor but the whole time I'll be thinking its fucking Bradley Cooper. If Robert Pattinson put on some muscle and changed his tween haricut, maybe. It throws people off to see someone in shape that isn't known for it. That dude from Guardians of the Galaxy who plays the only human from what I can see would be a good choice. I don't know his name but pretty soon everyone will be throwing work his way and why not Indiana Jones?......
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12:41PM on 06/03/2014
Emo Indy? Noooooooo.
Emo Indy? Noooooooo.
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12:41PM on 06/03/2014
Doubt it. Sounds like anger bait
Doubt it. Sounds like anger bait
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12:55PM on 06/03/2014
To be honest, that's what I thought. Other sites have it listed as "an inside source says that this is it" but I call BS. However, a replacement is inevitable.
To be honest, that's what I thought. Other sites have it listed as "an inside source says that this is it" but I call BS. However, a replacement is inevitable.
5:09PM on 06/03/2014
Anger bait as in, let's announce something that pisses everyone off, so later when we announce Josh Holloway or something similar people will be more open and relieved?
Anger bait as in, let's announce something that pisses everyone off, so later when we announce Josh Holloway or something similar people will be more open and relieved?
12:37PM on 06/03/2014

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Yes...well just two of the trio... maybe 2 1/2.
Yes...well just two of the trio... maybe 2 1/2.
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12:24PM on 06/03/2014
There's a commercial out where the dad is screaming into a pillow while his teenage daughter is watching some teen vampire movie. I concur.
There's a commercial out where the dad is screaming into a pillow while his teenage daughter is watching some teen vampire movie. I concur.
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12:24PM on 06/03/2014
I feel like that woman in "Aliens", that says "kill me...."
I feel like that woman in "Aliens", that says "kill me...."
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12:22PM on 06/03/2014
They might as well cast Nicki Minaj as Marion Ravenwood.
They might as well cast Nicki Minaj as Marion Ravenwood.
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12:18PM on 06/03/2014
Wow and I thought Shia Lebouf was a bad idea
Wow and I thought Shia Lebouf was a bad idea
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12:16PM on 06/03/2014
I hope not. He doesn't fit the part.
I hope not. He doesn't fit the part.
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12:11PM on 06/03/2014
I think there's reason to be even more against this than being against Robert Pattinson as James Bond, which was a bad enough idea as is. If the role has to be re-cast, Karl Urban.
I think there's reason to be even more against this than being against Robert Pattinson as James Bond, which was a bad enough idea as is. If the role has to be re-cast, Karl Urban.
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