EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a good one to chew on as we head off to the pre-Oscar parties. Last month, I reported that Steven Spielberg wants Chris Pratt to anchor the rebirth of Indiana Jones that is being developed at Disney. It’s very early days, but my sources tell me that, assuming a script comes in to his satisfaction, Spielberg hopes to direct that film. He directed the first four with Harrison Ford as the swashbuckling archaeologist.

Director Steven Spielberg And USC President C.L. Max Nikias Commemorate The USC Shoah Foundation's 20th Anniversarycpratt picWord from Spielberg’s camp is that it’s too early to determine what will happen because there is no script yet and they are just getting going. It makes a lot of sense though, as Guardians Of The Galaxy star Pratt was Spielberg’s hand-picked choice to be the star of Jurassic World, the first new film in that series in 14 years, which Universal releases June 12. Stay tuned.