Harrison Ford says he hopes nobody ever replaces him as Indiana Jones

Harrison Ford says he hopes nobody ever replaces him as Indiana Jones

In the world of acting, there are some roles which only come along once in a lifetime.

As a result, for the lucky actor who happens to be cast, their name can become synonymous with some of cinema's best-loved characters. However, because we live in the age of endless reboots, there is a chance that their life's greatest role could, in time, become better associated with someone else.

Case in point, Harrison Ford, who has played explorer Indiana Jones since 1981.

In the video below, Ford reveals who he'd like to replace him as cinema's most famous explorer: 

Now, in an interview on NBC's Today Show, the 76-year-old actor told host Craig Melvin who he would like to replace him in the role.

"Nobody," Ford said. "Nobody is going to be Indiana Jones, don't you get it? I'm Indiana Jones."

The actor them simply added, laughing, "When I'm gone, he's gone. It's easy."

Entertainment Weekly has reported that potential candidates for the role in the future include Chris Pratt and Shia LaBeouf.

"This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine," Ford said. "I'm sorry, man."

Social media users were, generally speaking, in agreement that no one else should play the role:

Oh, and for the record, we're 99.99% sure Ford knew what he was doing when he said Chris Pine instead of Chris Pratt!