Great news for Twilight fans. Robert Pattinson fondly called (R Patz) by fans is being hotly tipped to play feisty adventurer Indiana Jones in the near future.
A source at Disney who own the franchise revealed to the Daily Star that the company was very much interested in furthering the franchise and even making spin-offs from the series.
“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,” said the insider.
He also added that R Patz is top of the list of potential replacements because he has been able to prove his mettle outside of Twilight.
Pattinson faces stiff competition from other great actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Channing Tatum and Kellan Lutz, all of whom have more action themed resumes than the actor.
Pattinson, while a great actor has yet to cut his teeth in any adventure flick, pitching his tent more towards drama and fantasy themed movies.
If the deal hasn’t already been struck, we can definitely picture Chris Hemsworth or Chris Pine landing the role.
meanwhile, the current Indiana Jones Harrison Ford hasn’t ruled out reprising his role as the witty and fearless scientist…even at the ripe old age of 71.
The actor was quoted saying on French TV, “I would love to make another Indiana Jones film … It would be great to return to the character, even at my age!”
Oh bless him!