Will Harrison Ford Continue to Play Indiana Jones in Future Films?
After Disney obtained Lucasfilm, the number one emphasis has been on Star Wars, and rightfully so, however there’s an additional fan-beloved franchise standing by in the wings for a turn at bat, Indiana Jones.
Rumours have turned up online regarding the chance of another actor securing the fedora and whip, with a report earlier this year pointing at Chris Pratt as the possible inheritor to Harrison Ford, but nothing has ever been formally said out loud about the fate of the world’s best-loved archaeologist. Presently, speaking to Total Film (via Den of Geek), producer Frank Marshall says they’re ruling out recasting the part whatsoever for the fifth Indiana Jones movie.
‘There are a lot of rumours,’ Marshall said. ‘We haven’t even sat down to talk about Indy yet … at some point we’ll sit down. There’s a bunch of people who could probably take the baton … We’re not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones … we have to figure this out.’.
Paradoxically, James Bond was a major influence on the conception of the Indiana Jones franchise throughout, which subsequently lead to the casting of Sean Connery as Henry Jones, Sr. Steven Spielberg just recently acknowledged himself that he will ‘probably’ do a fifth Indiana Jones film, however no more information have been provided concerning the planned adventure from the director.
A fifth Indiana Jones movie has been explored since the most current big screen adventure, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, proceeded to take in over $786 million worldwide when it was released in 2008. Coming after the sale of Lucasfilm to Walt Disney Pictures and Lucas’ own ensuing retirement, nonetheless, implications referring to plans for the future of the franchise have been infrequent.
Ford, however, has indicated that he’s willing to reprise the part himself, in spite of turning 73 this year.