Harrison Ford Says Nobody Else Should Play Indiana Jones, Not Even Chris Pine

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It's hard to imagine anybody else playing Indiana Jones other than Harrison Ford and it looks like that's how the veteran actor likes it. Ford has just stated that there is no other actor who should take on the role of Indy and even warned Chris Pine that he shouldn't even try.

Ford was recently a guest on USA Today where he was promoting his new film The Secret Life of Pets 2. During the interview, the Star Wars actor was asked who he thinks would be a great replacement for the role of Indiana Jones. Interestingly, Ford insisted that he's the only actor that should play Indy while also casually name-dropping a possible candidate.

"Nobody is going to be Indiana Jones, don't you get it?" he said. "I'm Indiana Jones. when I'm gone, he's gone. It's easy... this is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine this. I'm sorry, man."

OK, that was weird. Did Ford just tease that Pine is being considered for the role of the archaeology professor or was it just the first name he thought of when claiming Indy should never be recast? Ford has been notorious for not remembering the names of his own castmates so it's strange that he would remember the Wonder Woman: 1984 star.

Of course, it's possible that Ford was simply pulling a well-executed joke and wanted to get people talking about Indiana Jones 5 all over again. On the other hand, now we can't stop wondering if Pine could take over as Indy.

Do you think Indiana Jones should never be recast? Will Chris Pine prove to be a good choice to take over the role? Let us know in the comments below.

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