Chris Pratt rumoured to play Indiana Jones

Disney is reportedly eyeing up the Guardians of the Galaxy star for its upcoming reboot of the Harrison Ford classic

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Everyone’s favourite Star Lord may be braving 1930s Peru for his next adventure.

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Yes, Disney is planning to resurrect Indiana Jones and Chris Pratt is their top choice to play the daredevil archaeologist, according to Deadline.

While it’s merely a rumour at this stage, casting Pratt as the action hero made famous by Harrison Ford would come as little surprise given his recent high-profile roles. The Minnesota actor played the lead in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy last year and this summer will lead an ensemble cast in the much-anticipated Jurassic World.

Jones fans and Pratt devotees shouldn’t get too excited yet: if he is cast, it’s likely to be a long wait. Pratt has a busy couple of years ahead of him with the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel slated for 2017, and a Magnificent Seven remake already in progress.

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Disney bought the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise from Paramount in 2013. This reboot follows their much-anticipated revival of the Star Wars franchise with the first instalment, The Force Awakens, set to premiere in December, and casting for other spin-offs under way.