Replacing Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones Is a Terrible Idea, and He Knows It, Too
Want to see Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones? Keep dreaming. A replacement for Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones is not happening, so says Indy.
Harrison Ford may be 76 years old, but that doesn’t mean his reign as Indiana Jones is ending. In fact, according to Harrison Ford, replacing him as Indiana Jones will never happen, even after his death. So, if you were one of the few who wanted to see Chris Pratt replace Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, you’re out of luck. And to be completely honest, you should be ashamed of yourself.
There is only one man who can play Indiana Jones: Harrison Ford. Don’t bother trying to argue differently.
Chris Pratt Is Not Replacing Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
During an interview on the “Today” show for his role in The Secret Life of Pets 2, Harrison Ford spoke not only about his first role in an animated movie, as Rooster the dog, but also upcoming projects. The most exciting perhaps: Indiana Jones 5. (Or should it be Indiana Jones 4? That’s debatable.)
Steven Spielberg is directing Indiana Jones 5 for a 2021 release, and while there have been rumors for a long time that Chris Pratt may be taking up the role of Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford has put that rumor to rest.
When asked who he would like to see replace him as Indiana Jones after the fifth movie finishes up, Harrison Ford gave a very perfect answer.
“Nobody,” Harrison Ford said. “I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy.”
But he did not stop there.
“This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine … I’m sorry, man,” Harrison Ford said laughing. He’s likely referring to Chris Pratt – the names are similar – but who knows, maybe Chris Pine as Indiana Jones is an idea floating around, too, as a replacement.
And if you’re wondering why Harrison Ford chose to star in an animated movie finally after decades in the movie business, the answer is quite simple.
“They asked me, nobody ever asked me before,” Harrison Ford said in the “Today” show interview. There you go animated movie directors, if you want Harrison Ford in your next movie, all you have to do is ask. Nicely.
But don’t ask him to hang up his hat and whip.