‘When He Dies, Indiana Jones Dies’: Chris Pratt Claims He Will Never be Indiana Jones Because Harrison Ford’s Ghost Will Haunt Him


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.

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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.

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What about Indiana Jones 5?

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Still from Indiana Jones 5 shared by actor Harrison Ford

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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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 900 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.