Magnum P.I & Blue Bloods star Tom Selleck almost had the role of Indiana Jones and we kind of feel robbed!
The role apparently came close to Tom but eventually it wasn’t as close as it was at first. Per Digital Spy.
Just weeks before filming began, the role was set to be played by Tom Selleck but Selleck had filmed the pilot of Magnum PI and even though CBS didn’t pick up the series yet, the channel quickly knew that they had to claim Selleck as part of the CBS crew because he was so popular and in demand.
The show was then ordered the series which indefinitely stopped Tom Selleck from playing Indiana Jones.
Nick de Semlyen recently shared a screen test filmed in 1980 featuring Selleck as Indiana:
Wow, we would’ve loved this but can you blame CBS? They knew exactly what they were doing. We guess everything works out for a reason because Tom was able to lead two CBS shows that went on for years. Harrison Ford was able to Star as Indiana.
Tom is still with CBS now with “Blue Bloods” and he made the right decision because the show is gearing up for it’s 13th season.