Monday, February 23, 2015

Indiana Jones: Pratt Speaks, Spielberg Returns?

Speaking with MTV News on the 87th Academy Awards red carpet, "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt responded to the recent chatter about him taking over the lead in the "Indiana Jones" franchise if it were to be rebooted--rather than moving ahead with plans for a proposed Indiana Jones 5.

He wouldn't say if he's under consideration but is very happy with the idea:

"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. 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."

Now, Deadline reports that should a script cross his desk that meets his satisfaction, Steven Spielberg hopes to direct that film.

Things are in the very early stages  and there is no script yet, Development has just begun.

Spielberg's busy schedule, includes "The BFG " and the just announced "Thank You for Your Service,"--"Indiana Jones 5" is still a few years away should it proceed.

In March of last year there were rumors that "American Sniper" star Bradley Cooper was being eyed as a potential replacement for Harrison Ford--That notion was very quickly denied...

And then--An unidentified insider told British tabloid The Daily Star that former  Twilight film series star Robert Pattinson was Disney's top choice to replace Ford in the next adventure as the studio considers the future of the franchise:

CEO Robert A. Iger was asked by Variety last year about the notion of further adventures with Indy.

Iger said that they would "love to make another Indiana Jones movie," but they are just focusing on "Star Wars" for now.

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