Thursday, February 12, 2015

Indiana Jones and Hawkman



These two are both in the same line of work, so it was only a matter of time before they crossed paths. There has been some discussion lately about whether the Indiana Jones franchise should continue. and if so - in what form.  Harrison Ford has expressed interest interest in one more outing, and I am not against that, even if the last one was not as well received by critics as they had hoped.  Every once in a while a name comes up as a choice to recast the iconic role.  Usually, I don't give these much credence, but one has surfaced that might actually work: Chris Pratt. It would still probably be a mistake to try and replace Ford, but Pratt is the first actor I have heard that I think could maybe pull it off.

7 comments:

AirDave said...

As long as it's not Shia LeBouf... I kinda liked Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls.

Chris Pratt might be a good choice.

I really liked how Hawkman was brought to live action on Smallville! Maybe one day, there will be a Hawkman film...

John Small said...

There is only ONE Indiana Jones - and that is Harrison Ford. Other heroes - Bond, Batman, Tarzan - can be retooled for different actors and have been to varying degrees of success. But these are all characters that existed before movies were made about them, and thus open to different interpretations just as characters from Shakespeare or certain historical figures can be open to reinterpretation. But Jones was created specifically for the cinema, and Ford put so much of himself into creating that character that NO actor - no matter how talented or well-intentioned - will ever be able to make the character his own the way various Tarzans, Bonds, etc., have when they took over the role from those who preceded them. (And yes, I realize there are three actors who successfully played younger versions of Jones - but the reasons their efforts WERE successful is precisely because they were playing the character at periods of his life when he had not yet become the man Ford personified.) If they are no longer willing to use Ford in the role, or if Ford simply can't do it any more due to age, then I say just end the film series and let the character live on in print form, either in the comics or novels. Personally I'd rather see new Indy novels anyway; the time period in which he operates makes him perfect for a series of "New Pulp" style adventures.

Bob Greenwade said...

I personally would like to see a new WWII-era Indy played by Sean Patrick Flannery.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I've never heard of Chris Pratt. And, if they have to replace Harrison Ford as Indy, why not use Ben Affleck?*

*The same actor who replaced him, as swashbuckling CIA analyst Jack Ryan, in "The Sum Of All Fears."

Ken Roskos said...

Any chance of an Indy/Han Solo team up?

Ross said...

Maybe one of these days, if I can find the right images.

Anonymous said...

You need to do wonder Woman/BionicWoman.

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