Robert Pattinson was a huge success as Edward Cullen in Twilight, but could he take on the iconic role of Indiana Jones? New rumors reveal the British hunk has landed the coveted role of the legendary archeologist.
While Robert Pattinson was awesome as a brooding vampire in Twilight, it is somewhat questionable if the handsome Brit would be a good fit to play Indiana Jones. But, if we are to believe the new (and unlikely) rumors, that is exactly what he is set to do.
A new report from the Daily Star, a British tabloid, claims that Disney is seriously considering Pattinson to take over Harrison Ford‘s role their new Indiana Jones franchise. However, Gawker is highly doubting this as a valid rumor and thinks the vitriol it could bring if true would be beyond imaginable.
Here is what the Daily Star had to say about the odd news: “Disney is looking at its long-term options for the Indiana Jones franchise,” an LA insider supposedly claimed. “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. Rob is top of the initial list because he has showed his acting stripes away from Twilight.”
While this is a huge rumor and most likely untrue, fans can be sure that there will certainly be an Indiana Jones remake eventually. Disney did buy the rights to the franchise from Paramount, in much the same way they bought the Star Wars name with Lucasfilm.
But, as rumors go, many preferred the one where Bradley Cooper was destined to become the lovable, stubbled adventurer. While Pattinson is good-looking enough to play the part, he may lack the charming cockiness and true American grit that comes with being Indiana Jones.
However, Twilight fans all over may think he’s just the right man for the job, and if he were to get the part, Pattinson could just surprise everyone and pull it off.