Each week seems to bring a new rumor about Chris Pratt headlining another movie franchise, from “Indiana Jones” to “Ghostbusters,” but according to the “Jurassic World” star, they’re “complete bullshit.”
“No one has ever even spoken to me about that,” he tells GQ, referring to the Channing Tatum-produced “Ghostbusters” movie. “Never. I’ve even seen Channing a couple times. As far as I know, that’s complete bullshit.” Going down the list of other rumors, Pratt adds, “‘Knight Rider’ — bullshit. All of them.”
The “Ghostbusters” rumor dates back to December, when emails about the project were leaked in the Sony Pictures hack. Plans for the spinoff, viewed as an expansion of the franchise that also includes Paul Feig’s female-driven film, were confirmed in March by Ivan Reitman.
That Pratt rumor was quickly followed by buzz that Steven Spielberg wants the actor to don the signature fedora for the fabled next installment of the “Indiana Jones” series. Pratt addressed that possibility earlier this year, saying, “It’s all nothing until it’s something, and so far it’s not something. […] I don’t think it’s overwhelming to contemplate. … It’d be cool. No one’s called me. Y’know, a lot of talk about it.”
However, GQ writes that, “The truth, as far as he is concerned, is that someone high up at Disney did mention to him a while back that they were picking up the rights to ‘Indiana Jones,’ to which Pratt commented that his action-adventure card was fairly full.”
“Jurassic World” opens June 12.
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