With “Star Wars” now under their name due to their acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, Disney is rumored to be moving on to another movie franchise. And along with it comes a new actor waiting in the wings for the iconic role.
Speculations of a new “Indiana Jones” movie have been on the rise since “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” was featured in 2008. Moreover, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed that though they are interested with making “Indiana Jones,” their hands are currently full with “Star Wars” franchise.
After purchasing the rights from Paramount back in 2013, Disney is rumored to be working on “Indiana Jones,” made famous by Harrison Ford starring as the whip-wielding archaeologist. And it seems Disney is setting its cap on Chris Pratt as the new Indiana Jones.
However, as of the moment, Disney has not yet made any official statements regarding the matter. But with the rumors escalating, we can assume that we’ll be hearing more of “Indiana Jones” in the days to come.
Pratt is currently wrapping up his role in the last season of “Parks and Recreation.” The world of movies, on the other hand, is just starting to open for him as he voiced the lead character of “The Lego Movie” and starred in the 2014 movie “Guardians of the Galaxy,” as well as also starring in its sequel dated for 2017.
Currently, Pratt is scheduled to start shooting of “The Magnificent Seven” in April with Denzel Washington, under the direction of Antoine Fuqua. His latest movie, “Jurassic World,” is also currently on its last few stages of production and will be released this June. Aside from this, Pratt has also signed in with Universal Studios’ adaptation of the comic book “Cowboy Ninja Viking.”
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