Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chris Pratt eyed to star in Disney's reboot of 'Indiana Jones'

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the studio immediately put a third Star Wars trilogy into production along with several spin-off films for George Lucas' classic space franchise. But many fans continued to wonder about the fate of Lucasfilm's other iconic series: Indiana Jones. In 2008, Paramount, Lucas and Steven Spielberg attempted to resurrect the franchise with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but failed after the installment came under a lot of hate from fans. It seemed that Crystal Skull co-star Shia LaBeouf was set to don the fedora in future installments, but LaBeouf's antics caused a lot of problems. Despite tentative plans for Indiana Jones 5, nothing came through. Now, it appears that Disney is looking to reboot the Indiana Jones franchise with one of the most popular actors alive right now.

According to Hollywood scoop site Deadline, Disney is looking at Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt for their planned Indiana Jones reboot. Deadline's Mike Fleming says that all of this is still in early planning, but that the studio definitely wants Pratt for the role. However, other journalists brought up great points: Pratt's slate is full. With Guardians of the Galaxy 2, The LEGO Movie 2, Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven, possible sequels to Jurassic World and maybe even Avengers: Infinity War, Pratt's schedule is jam-packed. Will he have any room for Indiana Jones? I hope so. Pratt is one of the most charismatic and entertaining entertaining actors in Hollywood and I really hope that he takes on the role of Indy. I've been looking forward to more Indiana Jones films for a while now, and I hope that Disney is finally ready to deliver. 


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