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Don't expect Steven Spielberg to kill off Indiana Jones for the fifth movie

06.15.2016

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Steven Spielberg won't be sending Harrison Ford to the grave at the end of the next Indiana Jones movie. 

There are no plot details of the fifth film in the franchise that anyone involved in the sequel is willing to discuss at this juncture... however, Steven Spielberg made it a point during a new profile The Hollywood Reporter has done on him to point out that while death is inevitable for everyone, it's not something entering into the equation for Indy. 

The one thing I will tell you is I'm not killing off Harrison [Ford] at the end of it.

That settles that. 

Spielberg has been adamant about Ford-or-bust when it comes to the Indy series, so, by the filmmaker's own words, we may just get Ford riding off into the sunset with the satisfying ending we'd like Indiana Jones to have - you know, like he got in INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE - rather than something more concrete than death. And, even though I have heard from multiple sources that Disney has, in the past, certainly discussed the idea of carrying on the series with another actor in the role, it won't be happening anytime soon. The passing of the torch idea didn't work out one bit with Shia LaBeouf, and Spielberg has no desire to go back to that well. That leaves us with Ford as Indy until he isn't - a bridge that'll be crossed when it needs to be... a conversation for another day far down the road.

As for what fans can expect from INDY 5, Spielberg at least offers up this one little nugget of optimism:

I think this one is straight down the pike for the fans.

Hopefully that means less aliens and getting back to basics with more Nazis. 

The fifth Indiana Jones film is scheduled for a release date of July 19, 2019.

Extra Tidbit: Indiana Jones could have lived forever - had he not passed beyond the great seal after finding the Holy Grail.

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9:29AM on 06/16/2016

What about Shae LaBoof

The son NOBODY wanted. AHAAHAHAHHAA Transformers 1 was a long time ago dope
The son NOBODY wanted. AHAAHAHAHHAA Transformers 1 was a long time ago dope
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5:12AM on 06/16/2016

Of course Indy will live

Spielberg doesn't even have the balls to kill n important character even when it's the only way to save from major plot holes or paradoxes.
Spielberg doesn't even have the balls to kill n important character even when it's the only way to save from major plot holes or paradoxes.
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10:10PM on 06/15/2016
I want to get excited for this film but the age factor really stands in the way. You can only do so much movie magic until it just gets embarrassing. I hope I'm wrong.
I want to get excited for this film but the age factor really stands in the way. You can only do so much movie magic until it just gets embarrassing. I hope I'm wrong.
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9:57PM on 06/15/2016
I hope to see an adult Short Round in this one.
I hope to see an adult Short Round in this one.
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8:53PM on 06/15/2016

Not Killing off Harrison Ford... Is he trying to tell us that the film set will be safe?

Indy will probably just ride off into the sunset to retire, and hang up his hat.
Indy will probably just ride off into the sunset to retire, and hang up his hat.
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8:16PM on 06/15/2016
Bring Indy on! I couldn't care less about his age etc Hollywood is magic after all. Of course bringing back Nazis would be difficult, I still think a strong cold war based story would work. Atlantis? Or even hollow Earth theory, that way you could actually bring back the Nazi's hiding under the Arctic. I can't wait to see where they're taking him next.
Bring Indy on! I couldn't care less about his age etc Hollywood is magic after all. Of course bringing back Nazis would be difficult, I still think a strong cold war based story would work. Atlantis? Or even hollow Earth theory, that way you could actually bring back the Nazi's hiding under the Arctic. I can't wait to see where they're taking him next.
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10:00PM on 06/15/2016
Well,1968 was the year that Edgar Cayce predicted that signs of Atlantis would rise near Bimini, which coincidentally was the year that the Bimini Wall appeared. There's a lot of 1960s era Atlantis stuff that could be mined from some of Charles Berlitz's work. And there were rumors of Nazis fleeing to Argentina after the war, but I think using the Soviets again during that Cold War era would be a better option.
Well,1968 was the year that Edgar Cayce predicted that signs of Atlantis would rise near Bimini, which coincidentally was the year that the Bimini Wall appeared. There's a lot of 1960s era Atlantis stuff that could be mined from some of Charles Berlitz's work. And there were rumors of Nazis fleeing to Argentina after the war, but I think using the Soviets again during that Cold War era would be a better option.
10:46AM on 06/16/2016
I always thought you could make Nazis work if the story involved the Bermuda Triangle....
I always thought you could make Nazis work if the story involved the Bermuda Triangle....
6:41PM on 06/15/2016

Yes !!!

So happy to have another indy ahead !!! Hope he will give him a decent closure uncharted style !
So happy to have another indy ahead !!! Hope he will give him a decent closure uncharted style !
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5:48PM on 06/15/2016
You don't need to kill off Indy, but you do need to give him closure. This needs to be Ford's Unforgiven or Rocky Balboa. You don't need Ford doing the same stunts he did in Raiders, but show that he can still hold his own in a fight.
Also, I don't know when this movie will be set, but I'm sure it's in a time when the Nazi's weren't around. Not sure if the author was trying to make a joke about having them back for this movie.
You don't need to kill off Indy, but you do need to give him closure. This needs to be Ford's Unforgiven or Rocky Balboa. You don't need Ford doing the same stunts he did in Raiders, but show that he can still hold his own in a fight.
Also, I don't know when this movie will be set, but I'm sure it's in a time when the Nazi's weren't around. Not sure if the author was trying to make a joke about having them back for this movie.
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4:26PM on 06/15/2016
I love Indy as much as the next guy, but Harrison Ford is so brittle that I think they'd have to get a body double to do most of the work and just layer his face on said body double.

I am glad they won't be killing him off, but I hope they bring closure to his character.
I love Indy as much as the next guy, but Harrison Ford is so brittle that I think they'd have to get a body double to do most of the work and just layer his face on said body double.

I am glad they won't be killing him off, but I hope they bring closure to his character.
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10:01PM on 06/15/2016
Brittle? The guy just walked away from crashing an experimental plane.
Brittle? The guy just walked away from crashing an experimental plane.
4:05PM on 06/15/2016
Great news. It would be too depressing to have Han AND Indy both perish within years of one another.
Great news. It would be too depressing to have Han AND Indy both perish within years of one another.
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8:56PM on 06/15/2016
I know right. I hated how they killed off Han. They should have at least had a reunion with him, Luke, and Lea BEFORE HE DIED!
I know right. I hated how they killed off Han. They should have at least had a reunion with him, Luke, and Lea BEFORE HE DIED!
3:27PM on 06/15/2016

Wahoo!!

Even though SS hasn't really directed a great movie in a long time (BFG looks to be his worst yet) I am still excited for Indy 5.
Even though SS hasn't really directed a great movie in a long time (BFG looks to be his worst yet) I am still excited for Indy 5.
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6:28PM on 06/15/2016
You don't know how wrong you are. Bridge of Spies was excellent.
You don't know how wrong you are. Bridge of Spies was excellent.
3:15PM on 06/15/2016

Right on

Steve!!!!
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