Harrison Ford Says That No One Can Play Indiana Jones Other Than Himself

Rumors are flying in Hollywood regarding Chris Pratt taking over the coveted role of Indiana Jones from Harrison Ford. However, Harrison has some choice words about that rumor.

According to the 77-year-old actor, nobody will ever be Indiana Jones but him, as reported here in The Independent. He said that when he is gone, Indiana Jones will also be gone. Harrison even jokingly referred to Chris Pratt as Chris Pine when trying to make his point.


Pratt's name has been attached to the Indiana Jones franchise ever since Disney bought the rights from Paramount back in 2013. Since then, Pratt's stock has only soared higher as he starred in various hit action films, including "Avengers: Endgame" and "Jurassic World."

Harrison is the face of the Indiana Jones franchise, playing the lead first in 1981 in "Raiders of the Lost Ark," followed "Temple of Doom" in 1984, "The Last Crusade" in 1989 and "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in 2008.

Fans of the franchise are eagerly awaiting the fifth installment, scheduled to be released in 2021. Harrison is scheduled to play the lead once again with Steven Spielberg directing.

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The Indiana Jones franchise has enjoyed huge success, both with fans and film critics. All of the first three films boast Academy Awards nominations, including Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Picture, and more.

What do you think? Is Harrison right that he should be the only Indiana Jones or do you think Chris Pratt would make a good replacement? You can watch what Harrison has to say about it here to form your own opinion. After you have watched the video, be sure to spread the story and see what all of your friends and family have to say about the issue.