Harrison Ford Would Rather Indiana Jones Die Than Be Played by Chris Pratt

Philip Ellis

From Men's Health

Harrison Ford has firmly rejected the idea of a future Indiana Jones reboot, as he believes no other actor could play the role. During an appearance on The Today Show, Ford said that he is Indiana Jones, and that the character should die when he does.

Today host Craig Melvin asked Ford who he'd like to see take on the iconic hat and whip once he's done with the role, to which Ford simply replied: nobody. "Nobody is going to be Indiana Jones, don't you get it?" He said. "I'm Indiana Jones. When I'm gone, he's gone. It's easy."

"This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine," he continued. "I'm sorry, man." He presumably meant Chris Pratt, who has been rumoured to be interested in playing a younger version of the character. With the current plethora of Chrises in Hollywood, it was an easy mistake to make.

Ford's other well-known character, Han Solo, has already been given the prequel treatment, in Solo: A Star Wars Story, which starred Alden Ehrenreich. Ford had nothing but positive things to say about that movie, so maybe he's just more attached to Indiana than to Han.

Ford first played Indiana Jones in 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark, then reprised the role in prequel Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984 and sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989. A long-awaited fourth instalment in the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, came out in 2008 and was critically panned.

A fifth, as-yet-untitled Indiana Jones movie has been confirmed by series director Steven Spielberg; originally scheduled for July 2019, it has been pushed back twice and is now expected to be released in summer 2021.

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