Chris Pratt will never play Indiana Jones because he's scared of Harrison Ford

During a recent appearance on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, Pratt discussed the possibility of taking over the iconic role from Harrison Ford in potential remakes of the film, saying it was never going to happen.

The “Jurassic World Dominion” actor went on to explain the reason he will forever turn down the role of the famous archeologist is because he is afraid Ford’s ghost will come back to haunt him if he does.

Chris Pratt is afraid to take on the role of Indiana Jones because he doesn't want Harrison Ford's ghost to haunt him.

Chris Pratt is afraid to take on the role of Indiana Jones because he doesn’t want Harrison Ford’s ghost to haunt him. (Getty Images)

“No, aren’t they doing ‘Indiana Jones’ with Harrison Ford?,” Pratt asked while on the podcast. “All I know is I once saw a quote from Harrison Ford and I don’t even know if it was really him, but it was enough to scare me, that was like, ‘When I die, Indiana Jones dies.’ And I’m like, am I gonna get haunted by the ghost of Harrison Ford one day when he dies if I play…?”

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In a 2019 appearance on “The Today Show,” Ford made it clear that he is the one and only Indiana Jones noting, “I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy.” This doesn’t leave a lot of room for someone new to step in and make the role their own.

It is clear Harrison Ford is a fan of Indiana Jones, as he keeps signing on to return to the franchise.

It is clear Harrison Ford is a fan of Indiana Jones, as he keeps signing on to return to the franchise. (Getty Images)

It is clear Indiana Jones is a character Ford is attached to, as he keeps coming back to the role. He recently returned to the franchise for its fifth installment, something co-star Antonio Banderas called incredible to see. 

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“The first day I arrived, I was in the makeup trailer, and I turned around and there he was in the full Indiana costume with the hat and the whip,” Banderas told USA Today earlier this year. “I still remember the first time I saw ‘Indiana Jones’ in a theater and the crowd was crazy about it. I thought, ‘This is like going back to the old adventure (movies) in a completely different way.'”

Harrison Ford returned for the 5th "Indiana Jones" film, and his co-stars loved seeing him in his costume.

Harrison Ford returned for the 5th “Indiana Jones” film, and his co-stars loved seeing him in his costume. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

While Pratt said he would never take the lead role in this franchise, he is no stranger to starring in big blockbuster franchise films. He is currently starring as the lead in the third installment of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, and frequently makes appearances in other Marvel films. He was also the lead in the latest “Jurassic World” trilogy.

The fifth “Indiana Jones” film is set to be released June 30, 2023, and the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” film is set to bow May 5, 2023.

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