Chris Pratt Denies ‘Indiana Jones’ Casting, Says ‘Ghostbusters’ Rumors Are ‘Bulls—’
Ever since his breakout success in Guardians of the Galaxy, everybody wanted Chris Pratt for everything. The one-time Parks and Rec supporting player was suddenly being offered almost every leading man role in Hollywood. He signed on to star in Jurassic World, and in just a few short months he was rumored to be attached to both Indiana Jones and Ghostbusters reboots. Pratt has addressed those two rumors saying he knows nothing about either one.
Pratt spoke to GQ to promote Jurassic World and it didn’t take long for the topic to steer towards his upcoming projects. As for Indiana Jones, Pratt does seem to cop to the fact that he may have been approached at one point about it.
The truth, as far as [Pratt] 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 [he] commented that his action-adventure card was fairly full.
Considering the Indiana Jones reboot is still likely many years off, Pratt’s current schedule being heavy on the action-adventure doesn't mean much. But did he ever talk to Spielberg, who produced Jurassic World, about it at all? “I just didn’t bring it up and he didn’t bring it up, so I don’t know.”
As for Ghostbusters, news leaked out of the Sony e-mail hack had it that Channing Tatum wanted to star in and produce a new Ghostbusters reboot with his friend Pratt co-starring. Though Sony confirmed earlier this year that a separate “male” Ghostbusters movie was being developing alongside Paul Feig’s version starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, Pratt says this is “complete bullshit”.
No one has ever even spoken to me about that. Never. I’ve even seen Channing a couple times.
Pratt has a number of projects in the works — including Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence, two Guardians of the Galaxy sequels (plus three additional Marvel movies) and The Magnificent Seven with Denzel Washington — so it’s not like he’s hurting for work. Even if he never stars in either Indiana Jones or Ghostbusters, he’ll still be one of Hollywood's most wanted actors. Just wait until Lucasfilm starts casting their Han Solo movie...