‘Indiana Jones 5’ Rumors: Chris Pratt Calls Taking Iconic Role An ‘Awesome Opportunity’ But Doesn’t Confirm Or Deny Involvement [PHOTO]

He is rumored to be taking the iconic role of Indiana Jones from Harrison Ford in an upcoming fifth installment of the movie franchise from Disney, but Jurassic World star Chris Pratt won't firmly comment on the news.

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The actor, who recently did a press event to talk about his Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award, did admit that doing the role would be something he'd love, but he wouldn't confirm if he had actually spoken to Disney executives about the role.

Pratt simply said it would be an "awesome opportunity".

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Rumors surfaced at the end of January, with claims that Disney was planning to recast the iconic role in their planned installment of the series, and that Pratt was the actor they were strongly considering. Disney has not officially commented on the possibility.

Pratt is also not the first actor who has been rumored to be replacing Ford in the assumed film, as several names have been tossed in as possible Indy replacements since Disney acquired the rights to the franchise.

Rumors first broke out in March 2014, which claimed that Disney was going to replace Ford with American Sniper star Bradley Cooper, though those reports were quickly shot down. Later reports suggested they were also considering Twilight star Robert Pattinson, who also denied having been approached for the possible film.

This also isn't the first time Pratt's name has popped up as a possible replacement for the iconic role either, with his name popping up as a possible contender for the role back in August, after his success with Guardians of the Galaxy.  At the time, Fandango noted that Pratt's versatility and rising star factor thanks to both Guardians and this year's upcoming Jurassic World made him a great option to replace Ford in a rebooted franchise.

"He's got the good looks, the charisma, the dance moves and a wicked sense of humor," the website said at the time. "He's everything you want in a leading man, really, and his role as Star-Lord in Guardians has already drawn comparisons to a young Harrison Ford."

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