Is Robert Pattinson the Next 'Indiana Jones'?

'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson is rumored to be Disney's top choice to take over the 'Indiana Jones' role, since Harrison Ford may be getting too old for the character.
While nothing has been confirmed at this time, Twilight star Robert Pattinson is reportedly Disney's top choice to replace Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5. Here's what an unidentified insider told The Daily Star, revealing that Disney is looking at long-term options for the franchise, including spin-offs and video games.

"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."


The source claims that the 71-year-old Harrison Ford is "getting too old" to play the iconic character, and he is also committed to filming the new Star Wars movies.

Disney acquired the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise back in December, but there haven't been any concrete plans announced for Indiana Jones 5 at this time. A report circulated in February that Harrison Ford has signed on for two more Indiana Jones movies, but that has not been confirmed.

We also reported in March that Disney was planning to reboot the franchise, with Bradley Cooper being eyed to take over the iconic role, although that story was debunked just a few days later.

Do you think Robert Pattinson would be a good fit as Indiana Jones? Chime in with your thoughts below.

Indiana Jones 5 is in development .



Sources: Daily Star

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Comments (49)

  1. Johnnyblaze09

    Disney is everywhere now. So. They acquired IJ rights and planning to make a reboot with a new actor. I heard that National Treasure is on the table too. My only concern here is the story parallelism Disney. I don't want two movies in my library having different titles but with same story. I love classic.

    2 months agoby @johnnyblaze09Flag

  2. Jawsphobia

    Firstly, this is the kind of article someone's publicist will generate. Despite his association with Cronenberg now, a Twilight star alienates the Indiana Jones base fandom, including myself. Secondly, Harrison Ford's deal with Disney for Han Solo provides for him to play Indy again. Thirdly, if they are going to reboot with someone younger and it isn't Sean Patrick Flannery (AKA Young Indy) who might be outstanding i middle age, everyone should consider (and look up) Max Thieriot who plays Norman's brother Dylan on Bates Motel. For an early 20's Indy, he has a strong resemblance to Ford and the right presence. It might even allow them to explore what happened with young Marion that alienated Abner Ravenwood. And what cool actor would be Indy's mentor?

    2 months agoby @jawsphobiaFlag

  3. Jawsphobia

    Firstly, this is the kind of article someone's publicist will generate. Despite his association with Cronenberg now, a Twilight star alienates the Indiana Jones base fandom, including myself. Secondly, Harrison Ford's deal with Disney for Han Solo provides for him to play Indy again. Thirdly, if they are going to reboot with someone younger and it isn't Sean Patrick Flannery (AKA Young Indy) who might be outstanding i middle age, everyone should consider (and look up) Max Thieriot who plays Norman's brother Dylan on Bates Motel. For an early 20's Indy, he has a strong resemblance to Ford and the right presence. It might even allow them to explore what happened with young Marion that alienated Abner Ravenwood. And what cool actor would be Indy's mentor?

    2 months agoby @jawsphobiaFlag

  4. Scott Stevenson

    Dear Disney: "You're meddling with powers you can't possibly comprehend"

    2 months agoby @Scott-StevensonFlag

  5. G Irish

    The only reason he's been considered is because he has such a teens fanbase from Twilight. Disney don't care about movies or story-lines it's sad to said it's all about money now. I for one won't be going to see it if he gets picked, but I can more than bet even though they say they won't a lot of people will, which is why Disney wins in the end.

    3 months agoby @girishmanFlag

  6. Writer220

    @hermansusanto Robert is better than Shia

    3 months agoby @writer220Flag

  7. Herman Chou

    Wei don't think Robert Pattison is the right choice, is a catastrophic.Shia Le Bouf is better.

    3 months agoby @hermansusantoFlag

  8. CelluloidDreams

    LOL!!!....this is a joke right?!??!.. the guy can't act his way out of a paper bag!!!!

    3 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. ejk1

    Regardless of all the Twilight hate, I think Cedric Diggory can do a fine job, but I'm not sure another Indy film is needed.

    3 months agoby @ejk1Flag

  10. Titanictom

    Enough With The Bullcrap Rumors-Harrison Wants To Continue Playing The Role So It's More Than Enough With Even More Stupid Stuff Coming Down The Pike/Grapevine!!!!!!!!

    3 months agoby @titanictomFlag

  11. Akimbojoe

    Don't think he's a great fit but he might surprise us. He doesn't have the same sense of masculinity as Ford though, he looks like David Bowie's Indiana Jones.

    Fun fact, Tom Selleck was actually the first pick to play Indy. I think he would have done a great job too!

    3 months agoby @akimbojoeFlag

  12. Jbwriter

    Noooooooooooooooooooo! Disney. Please DO NOT do this. True Indiana Jones fans, those who experienced this character on the big screen when he was first introduced, beg you not to do this. Robert Pattinson is not the man for this.

    3 months agoby @jwriterFlag

  13. darkdream

    This is better then Shia from Indiana jones 4 plus Robert fits the character better

    3 months agoby @darkdreamFlag

  14. masterofthemoon

    Yeah right, a recasting with an actor who's only films that made him cash were the Twilight films! I seriously doubt Ford will be re-casted by Rob or any other young actor. If he's getting too old to be Indiana Jones then how come he's not too old to be Han Solo? I don't believe this article!

    3 months agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  15. Michael Kolesik

    U fokn wot m8?

    3 months agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  16. SpideR-OnE

    Pattinson as Indiana is so dumb idea

    3 months agoby @spider-oneFlag

  17. Superman81

    the headline should have been.."What else can Disney F*ck up?!"

    3 months agoby @superman81Flag

  18. GRS

    Seriously? .....and NO!

    3 months agoby @GRSFlag

  19. Writer220

    I wouldn't mind if they re-casted Shia's character but not Indy

    3 months agoby @writer220Flag

  20. Clint

    Oh God no, please God no, for the love of God NO! I'd take Zach Efron over Pattinson for crying out loud. Jeez. Get Ryan Gosling or something. Pattinson is so dry & emotionless in anything he does there's no way he could add humor to the role nor the machismo Indiana Jones requires.

    3 months agoby @pack-rulz1978Flag

  21. ed_wood

    He's turned out to be a good actor but no...just no.

    3 months agoby @ed-woodFlag

  22. Richiecunningham

    So we some cute little twilighters here... Brizzy, ObiWan Shinobi, etc...

    3 months agoby @richiecunninghamFlag

  23. Qamar Qalla Karami

    is it April 1st or. were not better better actor?????????????????????????????????

    3 months agoby @Qamar-Qalla-KaramiFlag

  24. The Knight Has Risen

    Goddamn it, Disney.

    3 months agoby @thehost91Flag

  25. Johnnyblaze09

    if they're going to reboot Indiana, I would agree but before that what happened to shia's character?

    3 months agoby @johnnyblaze09Flag

  26. Celestialforthcoming

    @sean it's so obvious! :P

    3 months agoby @CelestialforthcomingFlag

  27. Corey W.

    Yikes!

    3 months agoby @coreyFlag

  28. Seiya

    It's like Ben Affleck for the new Batman and this is even worst !

    3 months agoby @seiyaFlag

  29. Dmu009

    Ryan Gosling would be an excellent choice.

    3 months agoby @dmu009Flag