Tag: Indiana Jones


OK, time to make a complete fool of myself.
I’ve been getting a little feeling lately so I’m going to put it out there.
It would seem I’m not the only one with this feeling either after doing a little internet trawling this evening.
It could just be wishful thinking but I’m hoping not.

A few weeks ago in my ‘Dish of the Week’ dedicated to Chris Pratt, I stated the following….

Apparantly, Steven Spielberg, who was the executive producer on Jurassic World and hand picked Chris for it, is now eyeing Chris up to take on the role of Indiana Jones in the re-boot currently being developed by Disney.
To be completely honest, I can’t think of anyone better suited for it at the moment. He would be perfect!’

Pratt Indiana

I have no idea who’s manipulated image this is but it’s fantastic. If anyone can identify the creator, let me know and I’ll give credit where credit is due!

Anyway, to add to my excitement about that prospect, this week we hear that Disney have announced a Han Solo origin film.
This announcement has since caused a bit of excitement on the internet with everyone and their Mum saying how perfect Chris Pratt would be!!

They are absolutely right!!

At this particular point in time I think Chris Pratt is standing on the precipice of making the biggest career decision he will ever make.
Forget the people who say ‘he’s already being eyed up for Indiana Jones so he can’t possibly do Han Solo!’
Why Not? Harrison Ford did!
It makes complete sense to have the same actor play the same parts in the new movies.
Let’s face it, everyone loves the cheeky but gorgeous Chris Pratt at the moment.
The more we can see of him on the big screen the better is all I can say.

Pratt and Ford



There is a rumour.
In my opinion a very exciting rumour.

Let me explain.
As a movie loving child of the 80’s, one of my favourite actors is Harrison Ford.
Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Rick Deckard, Jack Ryan….. I could go on.

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed with the last Indiana Jones movie.
It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t as exciting and original as the previous 3.
One of the issues was the gap between it and the previous movie.
It was too big and the innevitable ageing of Harrison Ford did not help the movie.

However, Indiana Jones is a brilliant character and there’s plenty of scope for new exciting movies.
So, with Hollywood in re-boot mode in recent years it seems only natural that they are looking to replace Harrison Ford.

They dodged a bullet in the last movie with the seeming handover to Indiana’s Son played by Shia Labeouf, an actor who has since proved himself to be a narcissistic dickhead.
His fame has gone right to his head and he is now so demanding and difficult to work with that Directors are avoiding him.

Anyway, let’s get back to this rumour.
The rumour is that they are looking at Chris Pratt for the role!!
How perfect would that be?!!!

harrrison ford bike chris pratt bike

I know, I know, it’s early days, nothing has been confirmed and they could well go for someone else but what a missed opportunity would that be?!


Rest in piece Terry Richards!!

Who is Terry Richards I hear you ask?

Well Terry Richards was a UK Stunt man who helped make stars look good in many films.
His career started in 1957 and ended in 1999.
He worked on nine Bond movies and did stunt and double work on other films such as Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Rambo.
Other films included The Avengers, The Princess Bride, Zulu and The Dirty Dozen.

But probably his most memorable moment on film was in ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark’ where he played the Cairo Swordsman, famously trying to goad Harrison Ford into a sword fight only to be shot dead.

Stuntman Terry Richards as the Cairo Swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark

These stuntmen are often the unsung heroes of our movies.
The Stars usual steal the show, but without the stuntman’s expertise and experience, a lot of our movie experiences wouldn’t be as realistic or believable.

So, R.I.P. Terry!!
You did some incredible work.
Thank you!