It’ll probably never happen, but this at least suggests that Pratt could physically step into those Indy boots at a moment’s notice. The problem is that Pratt’s screen persona is too lightweight, too “just kidding.” Unlike Ford, he’s refused to establish gravitas cred by making middle-class, real-world movies — he insists on making only high-paying fantasy or franchise crap. He’s never even delivered the kind of solemn emotion that Ford managed in that carbon deep-freeze scene in The Empire Strikes Back. Plus he doesn’t have that Ford’s grumbly deep register voice. He just doesn’t have it. A poor man’s Ford at best.
Not too many months ago Ford allegedly told a Today interviewer that “nobody is gonna be Indiana Jones! Don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy.”