Steven Spielberg Dispels Rumors on Recasting Indiana Jones
Aside from journeying the stars as the confident smuggler Han Solo, Harrison Ford is also best known for portraying the iconic role of the adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones in George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s popular film franchise centering around Ford’s character. Thanks to Ford’s reemergence as Han Solo for the upcoming film, “Star Wars: Episode 7- The Force Awakens,” many have been speculating whether there will be another Indiana Jones movie in the future, and if Ford will be passing the baton to a younger actor. Ford and the film’s producer have already given their two cents regarding this question, and just recently, Spielberg himself has given his opinion on the matter. Read on to learn more about this story.
The reemergence of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the upcoming “Star Wars” film has gotten many people wondering if there is any chance that there will be a fifth “Indiana Jones” film in the future, and if the iconic role of Indiana Jones will be given to another, younger, actor, as Ford is no longer the spring chicken that he used to be.
However, according to Entertainment Weekly, Ford is still up to the task if offered the chance to do another Indiana Jones film with director Steven Spielberg.
Despite this, many have still continued to speculate as to who might be able to fill Indy’s shoes and fedora, just in case the character will be passed on to someone much younger.
It looks though, as if fans and viewers will not have much to speculate on as Spielberg, in a recent interview with Screen International, said that he would never pass the baton to any other actor, as he knows that no one else but Ford can portray Indiana Jones, especially with the timeline that they are currently following.
Spielberg also mentioned that he is open to doing another Indiana Jones in the future, although no plan has been made yet to do so.
While there is no plan on having Ford replaced yet, younger versions of Indiana Jones have been portrayed by other younger actors, such as River Phoenix, Sean Patrick Flanery and George Hall.
Would you be excited for another “Indiana Jones” movie? Do you agree that no one else but Harrison Ford should play Indiana Jones? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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