The Hollywood reboot train continues its trip though all of our favorite childhood franchises, this time stopping off at Indiana Jones. Original franchise helmer Steven Spielberg is behind the project and has stated that he hopes to whip-up Chris Pratt, the charming every man behind Star Lord and star of the upcoming Jurassic World, for the leading role. If this comes to fruition, the only thing left is for J.J. Abrams to cast Pratt in a Star Wars role to complete Pratt’s road to the Hollywood Dark Side of Awesomeness. Of course the media can’t let any opportunity to ask Pratt about the Jones role pass and, this time, MTV cornered Pratt on the Oscars carpet to find out if Pratt might let some tasty information slip.

When pointedly asked, Pratt had this to say on the topic:

It’s all nothing until it’s something and so far it’s not something…. I don’t think it’s overwhelming to contemplate…. It’d be cool. No one’s called me. (There’s) A lot of talk about it. The pressure would come just because it’s such a great franchise you wouldn’t want to get it wrong, so for me it would have to be perfect to do it. We’ll see, like I said it’s nothing until it’s something.

Does this mean that he’s not interested in suiting up for the iconic role? Not necessarily. As he’s pointed out in his response, there is nothing officially in the air for the reboot as of yet, and everything is just talk and speculation at this point. Spielberg more than likely had a good time working with Pratt in Jurassic World and sees the potential to get Indiana Jones back on track with a whip-wielding Pratt.
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With Harrison Ford now a grumpy, shambling corpse of his former self, it’s not surprising that Spielberg would want to take the divisive reboot approach with the legendary adventure franchise. Earlier rumors had Shia LaBeouf taking on the role and, since that would be a god awful travesty, it’s great to see Spielberg contemplating an actor like Chris Pratt, who’d be a more than suitable selection for the next Indy outing.Still, Pratt’s far from the only appropriate actor out there to play Indiana Jones.
Should the reboot take place, who do you think would be a good or better choice? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments section below.

Via: Comingsoon

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