Robert Pattinson to Play Young Indiana Jones?
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.04.2014
He's allegedly on top of a shortlist...
This will get people in a tizzy, but consider the source and realize that it could well be an unfounded rumor. UK tabloid The Daily Star reports that Robert Pattinson is at the top of a shortlist by Disney of actors who may replace Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. The site quotes sources in Hollywood as saying that Disney is concerned that Ford is too old at this point to play the character and is committed to the new Star Wars films.
One source noted, "Disney is looking at its long-term options for the Indiana Jones franchise. They feel that the series has huge potential on many levels, starting with the films leading to other spin-offs like games which can generate more money than movies. Rob is top of the initial list because he has showed his acting stripes away from Twilight. But the competition will be stiff."
It is worth noting that Disney has not announced development on new Indiana Jones films and that at last word, Ford was still said to be up for the role in another entry, dependant on George Lucas finding a good story. So we'll see what--if anything--comes of this.