Chris Pratt amusingly reveals in a podcast that he is scared of portraying Indiana Jones on screen and not gonna do it anytime soon. The 43-year-old Guardians of The Galaxy fame believes that he will be haunted by the ghost of Harrison Ford if someday he succeeds Ford to play the great adventurer and doesn’t have any plans on playing the character someday.
Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones:
I’m no body language expert but watch this video and tell me Chris Pratt did not talk to Steven Spielberg about taking over Indiana Jones in some capacity. pic.twitter.com/bqOdebFHla
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) July 14, 2022
The rumors about Chris Pratt taking on the helm of Indiana Jones have been making rounds since 2015 since Disney bought back the movie rights from Paramount Pictures back in 2013. But on the other hand, our original Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford said on “The Today Show” back in 2019 that once he’s gone, it’s the end for the adventurer and nobody can take over the role:
“I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy.”
Recalling this interview only, Chris Pratt spoke in the Happy Sad Confused podcast that he thinks if someday Ford dies and finds him as his successor then he will be haunted:
“All I know is I once saw a quote from Harrison Ford … and I don’t even know if it was really him, but it was enough to scare me, that was like, ‘When I die, Indiana Jones dies,’ ” said Pratt. He added “I’m like, ‘Am I gonna, like, get haunted by the ghost of Harrison Ford one day when he dies if I play [Indiana Jones]?’ “
Even though till now Chris Pratt has made a name for himself in the industry as an action hero with movies like Guardians of The Galaxy, The Tomorrow War, and the Jurassic World trilogy, it seems that he is very far from taking on the role of the iconic character.
What about Indiana Jones 5?
Harrison Ford is playing Indiana Jones since 1981 till the latest film Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull came out in 2008 after that, the next movie has been finally slated to release in the next year.
Although the archaeologist, and adventurer is returning after a long 15 years still the fans are somewhat in a mixed state with the reception of the movie. According to some fans, an aged Harrison Ford playing the character of Jones can backfire and the movie may turn out to be a disaster.
Besides the Star Wars actor, the movie also has Antonio Banderas, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, and Shaunette Renée Wilson on board with the Logan Director James Mangold on the Head chair.
Indiana Jones 5 is slated to release on 30th June, 2023.
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