This could be the best news of the year so far.
Deadline is reporting that Disney is "eyeing" Chris Pratt to take over the iconic Indiana Jones role in a possible reboot of the series. I know what they mean—I've been "eyeing" the hell out of Chris Pratt for a long time, too. But this "eyeing" is more about casting him in a lead roll for a new movie and not imagining him cuddling up to you in a hot tub in Tahiti. Oh.
Pratt jumped to leading-man movie status with his performance in last year's blockbusterGuardians Of The Galaxy for Marvel and Disney. He starts The Magnificent Sevenwith Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua in April for MGM and Sony, and there's the inevitable Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel.
Disney bought the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise from Paramount in 2013 and according to Deadline they might be amping up to cleanse the movie going public from the absolute horror shitshow that was Indiana Jones and the
Giant Pile of Nonsenical Dog Shit Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by releasing a reboot.
But Deadline points out that this all waaaaaaaaay too early to know anything that big for sure and they classify it as a "dishy informed rumor for now and keep an eye on it." Don't worry; I promise I will be keeping my eye on Pratt for a long time to come.
As for how Andy Dwyer/Star-Lord/Bright Abbott would do in the role, I think he'd be perfect for this. Totally 100 percent perfect. Evidence:
Images via Getty, Paramount.