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Over the course of only a few years in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Harrison Ford picked up two roles that would make him one of the biggest box office draws in history. Currently, the world is focused on Han Solo, the character that will be returning in next month’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But what about the other one? There’s been a little bit of talk about the potential return of Indiana Jones in recent months and for his part, Ford is on board with it.
It’s little surprise that Ford would be willing to don the fedora once again. He’s made no secret of the fact that he likes playing the character as much as fans like watching him do it. He’s also made it clear that he actually likes Indy more than he does Han. If he’s willing to do a fourth Star Wars (and more), then surely a fifth Indiana Jones movie isn’t too far off. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Ford says he’d love to do it.
Oh, yeah. Yeah, I’d love to do another Indiana Jones. A character that has a history and a potential, kind of a rollicking good movie ride for the audience, Steven Spielberg as a director — what’s not to like?
A new Indiana Jones movie is in an odd place in development. While there are no specific plans to make it, nobody is working on an idea or a script, there does seem to be a general agreement among all the key players that a movie will be made at some point. Steven Spielberg has said that he’ll likely direct Harrison Ford in a fifth Indy. Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has said the studio will make another movie in the series. Now, Ford has said he’s on board. Now we just need somebody to actually greenlight the plan. Of course, with three more Star Wars episodes and several spin-off Anthology films planned, Lucasfilm is a little busy right now, so it may be awhile before that ball begins to roll...down the ramp...toward a panicking Indiana Jones.
Of course, all this is entirely separate from the talks about potentially rebooting the franchise with a new actor, which we hope is just a vicious rumor started by a disgruntled Shia LaBeouf. There’s no need for a reboot. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull may have been a terrible movie but none of that can be laid at the feet of the star. Harrison Ford certainly still has the ability to perform the role, so hopefully we’re all in agreement that he should be allowed to do so until he’s done.
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