There has been endless speculation for years about the possibility of a fifth Indiana Jones movie, and now that the upcoming project has been confirmed, rumors are flying even faster about just who may don the famous fedora in the newest installment.
Many have speculated for some time that Disney would try to replace Harrison Ford when it came to the role because of the actor's more advanced age, with several names being tossed around as potential replacements. Actors including Bradley Cooper and Robert Pattinson both had their names thrown into the mix last year and denied the news, as did Chris Pratt. However, Pratt has since changed his tune--admitting he was approached by executives--but wound up turning them down himself.
"The truth, as far as he is concerned, is that someone high up at Disney did mention to him a while back that they were picking up the rights to Indiana Jones, to which Pratt commented that his action-adventure card was fairly full," an article about Pratt from GQ is quoted as saying.
Pratt also confirmed in the interview that he likely wasn't going to take on the role, saying he spent a lot of time around Steven Spielberg lately while filming Jurassic World--and neither man brought up the upcoming Indiana Jones.
"I just didn't bring it up and he didn't bring it up," Pratt said. "So I don't know."
While Pratt's comments seem to indicate he too isn't going to be the next person to don the fedora, it does seem to confirm though that Disney has every intention of finding someone else to take on the role--and is actively approaching possible actors for the highly coveted spot.