Disney are reportedly interested in casting Chris Pratt as the lead in new Indiana Jones films 5 years ago

Disney are reportedly interested in casting Chris Pratt as the lead in new Indiana Jones films

It's a rumour for now but we're extremely interested.

JOE thinks that there are certain things that Hollywood suits really shouldn't be messing with.

George Lucas updating the original Star Wars trilogy, diluting action films to give them a kiddie friendly rating and casting Shia LaBeouf in anything are definite no-no's with us.

Speaking of the LaBeoufster, his performance in Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull was one of the many reasons why that film failed to even come close to matching the perfect original trilogy.

Seriously, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade are superb but there might be a new man cracking the bullwhip, running from boulders and hoping that it's not snakes.

Deadline is reporting that Disney, fresh from bringing back Harrison Ford's breakthrough character Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is now looking to put someone else in the trademark fedora.

Cue Henry Jones Jr. saying, "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage".

Chris Pratt is that man and we're not 100% surprised about this news. The Jurassic World star was superb in Guardians of The Galaxy , Star-Lord was basically just a mix of Indiana and Han, and he's apparently the Mouse House’s choice to succeed Harrison Ford in the iconic role.

Disney has recently purchased the rights for any new cinematic adventures featuring Indy and we expect them to push through with some new films, with or without Ford as the leading man.

While we really hope that Harrsion Ford will be back for one more outing, we're not that disappointed after hearing Pratt's name mentioned as his successor.

He can do comedy, has that self-deprecating humour that's essential for the role and he seems very comfortable headlining a major summer blockbuster.

What do you think?

Any excuse for this.