Legendary producer, Frank Marshall has worked on every ‘Indiana Jones’ film to date and Marshall is set to work on the fifth film. The producer spoke with Total Film about recasting Indy.
“There are a lot of rumors. We haven’t even sat down to talk about Indy yet. At some point we’ll sit down. But there’s a bunch of people who could probably take the baton. [We’re] not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones… we have to figure this out,” said Marshall.
Well, that is interesting. Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones, but it’s a fact of life that we get old and a 73-year-old man trying to run away from the Nazis is going to need to have some epic writing to be a successful film. The phrase, “beating a dead horse” comes to mind.
With that said, the studio shouldn’t just recast an iconic character with the flavor of the week in Chris Pratt. As great as Pratt was in Guardians of the Galaxy, the actor is too goofy and would have a tough time pulling off an archaeologist. You never know, Hollywood does have a track record of putting hot girls in glasses and calling them scientists.
What do you think: Do you want Harrison Ford to come back or should they recast the character?
Source: Den of Geek