Harrison Ford Talks Indiana Jones 5 & Chris Pratt's Involvement
Indiana Jones himself talks about the fifth installment of the franchise and if actor Chris Pratt is in it!
Harrison Ford On If Chris Pratt Is Taking On Indiana Jones Role!
Being honored alongside Lady Gaga for humanitarianism at SAG-AFTRA, Harrison Ford was asked by Variety about the status of the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones film. He said, "Uhhh... I'm not sure yet. Uh... But we... we've got a... uh... script in production that we're all very exited about, and looking forward to it." When asked if Chris Pratt was joining the franchise, Ford responded with a laugh and said, "I think it's him or me." This seems to indicate that Pratt isn't involved, but he could just be playing coy. Rumors have been swirling about someone else playing the part since this film was officially announced back in 2016, although producer Frank Marshall stated that the role will not be recast. You can watch the interview below.
Ever since the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008 fans have speculated whether or not they should recast a younger actor as Indiana Jones to explore more of his adventures in the 1930s. Names like Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, Oscar Isaac, Ansel Elgort, and Anthony Ingruber have been thrown around to fill the role of the archaeologist. Some think Alden Ehrenreich should fill the role since he took on Ford's other most iconic part, Han Solo, in this year's Solo: A Star Wars Story. Others believe the studio should focus on a new character set in the same world, and perhaps make a female the lead much like Star Wars did with Rey in The Force Awakens. Pratt has been at the top of the list of actor who could take over as Indy since his comedic sensibilities and heroic qualities lend themselves to the character.
Initially, Jurassic Park writer David Koepp was hired to pen the screenplay, but now Jonathan Kasdan (son of Raiders of the Lost Ark scribe Lawrence Kasdan) has been tapped to write the script. Steven Spielberg is set to direct the movie with Harrison Ford starring, husband and wife team Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall both back producing, and franchise creator George Lucas returning as an executive producer. Originally set to be released into theaters on July 19, 2019, the film's theatrical run was pushed back to July 10, 2020, but the current release date is now July 9, 2021. No casting announcements or story details have been revealed.