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And Gina Torres as Indiana Jones

A female Doctor. A black James Bond. Four female ghostbusters. And Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones . One of these things is not like the other. Also, the first two haven’t happened yet.  The last one is both a surprise and not a surprise. Remaking or rebooting Indiana Jones seems like a no-win situation; people love those movies and still watch them. Do they really need to capture a new audience when the films are already 80s action adventure pastiches of 30s movie serials? Casting everyone’s new movie boyfriend, Chris Pratt, is probably the most obvious – and dull – choice that could have been made. His character of Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy is very Han Solo-esque, just a bit of a dick. And he’s just about to star in Jurassic World , another Spielberg franchise. It’s predictble and it’s probably the smartest and safest choice. That’s what makes me excited about the new line-up for the next Ghostbusters film. If you’re going to remake something, go all