Reboot-mania is running wild and the newest franchise slated for a reboot is the Indiana Jones series. Harrison Ford is not going to play the role of Indiana Jones. He has a new role in the Expendables series and is returning to his classic role of Han Solo in the new Star Wars movie coming out.
Chris Pratt has not officially accepted the role, but he in negotiations for the role. Pratt will be featured in another reboot this summer in the form of Jurassic World.
The news that Disney and Lucasfilm are looking to re-launch the series really is not a surprise. The rights to the franchise were procured rather publicly in 2013. No real movement was done with the series over the past year and a half, but now it looks like a great leap is going to be taken.
No real news about the actual movie has come forth. Considering the release date for the film is not going to be until 2018, there really is nothing to talk about. No screenplay has been written and the project is only in the very early stages of creation.
Will the film feature a remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark? No one knows yet.
Hopefully, for fans like Dave and Brit Morin, a completely new and original film will feature the new Indiana Jones. Revisiting and remaking one of the all-time film classics really is not necessary. Imagine if the new James Bond franchise featured a remake of Goldfinger or The Spy Who Loved Me. Again, this would be unnecessary.
Eventually, we will find out what the good people at Disney and Lucasfilm have in store for Dr. Jones. How about Ford as Dr. Jones Sr. and Pratt and Jr.? There’s an idea.