Once Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the immediate question was ‘When are next Star Wars and Indiana Jones coming?’ We pretty much got word that new Star Wars movies were being worked on right away to get the galaxy far, far away going again. As for Indy? It’s been on the back-bruner because Disney wanted to get Star Wars up and running again. So we haven’t ever really known when Indy would be coming again, until now that is as we may have just gotten a little something on the new (inevitable) Indiana Jones movies.
Before we get started, let me just say that as of now this is a rumor/report and that nothing has been finalized at all. With that said, the story comes from Deadline with them saying that a new Indiana Jones franchise is still in very early stages, but that they’ve heard that Disney wants to build the new Indy franchise around Chris Pratt. Pratt would of course be playing the same witty and charismatic archeologist Harrison Ford made so famous.
Indiana Jones 5 has been rumored ever since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released, but with no real progress ever made. But now that Disney does own the properties, got the distribution rights back from Paramount in 2013, and that the new Star Wars franchise is officially underway – we can see how some progress can be made on the new Indiana Jones franchise, starting with getting their leading man.
Pratt has been jumping around Hollywood for more than a decade now, mainly in television and supporting roles in comedies through the years. But then 2014 came around and he established himself as a flat out movie star with The Lego Movie (which he voiced the lead), being picked up to lead the new Jurassic Park franchise, and then that little movie called Guardians of the Galaxy where he is Star-Lord of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
Now after a year like that, he’s got scripts and roles being thrown at him left and right. He’ll more than likely be back for The Lego Movie sequels, will without a doubt be back in the MCU as Star-Lord after the ridiculous success of Guardians of the Galaxy, is Jurassic World‘s leading man (and most likely its sequels), is in talks to co-star alongside Denzel Washington in Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, and is attached to the comic book adaptation of Cowboy Ninja Viking from Universal. So why not just add one of the best characters and franchises ever created to the list?
As for if it’s a good choice? HELL YEAH. How can it not be? Now, there are definitely a number of good choices out there who can play Indy, but which actor is hotter than Pratt right now? Plus, with Disney owning Marvel and Pratt being the star of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s already working with Dinsey so it makes sense and fits.
As for what Pratt might look like in the get-up? Check out this awesome photoshopped image of Pratt as Indiana Jones:
Again, this is all rumor/report as of now. But, what do you think of Disney possibly eyeing Chris Pratt to play Indy for the new Indiana Jones movies?