Why Frank Marshall Refusing to Recast Indiana Jones is Good News for Everybody
To fans, Harrison Ford will be Indiana Jones forever. And also to Indy producer Frank Marshall, it would seem, who has completely ruled out the idea of a new Indiana Jones, for ever. Read on for more details.
With people remembering Disney’s acquisition of LucasFilm, they go into a phase that we like to call “Star War-gasm”, forgetting that with “Star Wars”, Disney also acquired the rights to remake one more of your childhood classic series, “Indiana Jones.”
And remake they will, with producer Frank Marshall recently in conversation with Den Of Geek, who said that they need to figure out the franchise. But Marshall is having none of that recasting business as he ixnayed the idea completely, saying that they are not doing the “Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones… we have to figure this out.”
Instead perhaps, we will have an Indiana Jones when he is eighty, which will cover the breathtaking and heart-stopping series of lectures delivered by the acclaimed professor Jones at the Marshall College before he is too incontinent to continue.
But Marshall also said something more interesting in the same interview,
“We haven’t even sat down to talk about Indy yet… at some point we’ll sit down. But there’s a bunch of people who could probably take the baton.”
So, no new Indiana, but Harrison Ford will be passing his whip and fedora to a younger generation of adventuring archeologists? This is a refreshing change of pace from most franchises, who just cast a wrinkle-free face when their leads get tired, and do a retcon of the whole universe for newer audiences (oh and FYI, Jumanji is back in 2016). Actually passing the franchise from one character to the next is a brilliant idea, one that Frank Marshall should be lauded for.
As long, that is, they don’t pick Shia LeBouf again.
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