by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
Once Disney acquired Lucasfilm and got the Star Wars franchise back on track, fans started to wonder if the House of Mouse would turn its attention to the other major franchise – namely the one involving a certain whip-wielding, fedora wearing archaeologist.
One of the biggest rumors to hit the internet was that Chris Pratt would take over for Harrison Ford in a reboot of the Indiana Jones series, but those rumors were quickly shot down by the actor himself. So the question on the tongues of fans all over is just who will get to play Indiana Jones?
Well, if producer Frank Marshall is to be believed the only man who will play Dr. Jones will be Harrison Ford.
Speaking to Total Film (by way of Den Of Geek) the producer set everyone straight on why Ford IS 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. [But we are] not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones… we have to figure this out.
So the new actor will work with Indiana Jones in some capacity? Or will we see Harrison Ford swinging over ravines and outrunning boulders until he breaks a hip? And how can you technically call it Indiana Jones if Indiana Jones isn’t the main character?
It’s always an uphill battle when rebooting a series. Fans of the original will gnash their teeth and raise holy hell until they see that the newer version isn’t that bad. But this just sounds like a grumpy old man who doesn’t like change.
Nothing regarding an official reboot has come from the Disney camp just yet, so the company may just be waiting until they figure everything out before making any announcements. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more on this.