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Harrison Ford does not, I repeat, does not want to kill off Indiana Jones

12.20.2010

Earlier there were some reports going around that Harrison Ford wanted INDIANA JONES to die in the next movie and pass the trademark hat to his son.

These rumors boys and girls are false. He denied it. Denied it. Well, his reps denied it, but obviously he was like, "It's time to end this goofy shit."

We haven't really talked about Indy 5 since March. Then it was just a "germ of an idea". By now it's got to be like, a snowball slowly going down a mega snowy hill. Well, one can only hope anyway. Harrison Ford just doesn't seem very enthused these days. It's no biggie. The guy is nearing 70 and he's done a ton of cool shit. He gets a pass, from me anyway.

The rumor at hand probably came out of the fact that there's been nothing on the next film. Someone is getting extreme ants in their pants. They were saying that Ford wanted to get rid of the character and that George Lucas was against it and Steven Spielberg was considering it. They were comparing it to the Han Solo situation. Ford wanted to get rid of the character and Lucas wanted to keep it. Doesn't matter because the Indy rumor is nothing but bullshit.

But what if it was true? What if Ford really wanted to kill off Indy and pass the torch to someone else (Shia LeBeouf)? Would you be okay with that? Should they keep going or call it quits all together?

Extra Tidbit: I love that Ford serves as a General Trustee on the Governing Board of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Source: Huffington Post

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3:15AM on 12/22/2010
We already have a new Indiana Jones: Nathan Drake in Uncharted.
So while I'm the biggest Indy fan, I just don't care that much anymore, especially since the abysmal 4.
Take Indiana Jones to Atlantis and I'll be happy again.
We already have a new Indiana Jones: Nathan Drake in Uncharted.
So while I'm the biggest Indy fan, I just don't care that much anymore, especially since the abysmal 4.
Take Indiana Jones to Atlantis and I'll be happy again.
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4:42PM on 12/21/2010
No, no, no, no. NO.

KOTCS ended the story of Indy just fine, and even though I don't dislike Shia, he's not the guy to carry the torch and nothing about that film suggested to me that he ever could be.
No, no, no, no. NO.

KOTCS ended the story of Indy just fine, and even though I don't dislike Shia, he's not the guy to carry the torch and nothing about that film suggested to me that he ever could be.
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2:48PM on 12/21/2010
Personally, I think the series is perfect as it is. Just leave it at three amazing movies. No need to tarnish the legend with a subpar fourth film.
Personally, I think the series is perfect as it is. Just leave it at three amazing movies. No need to tarnish the legend with a subpar fourth film.
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10:13PM on 12/21/2010
Sarcasm! I recognize it.
Sarcasm! I recognize it.
1:34PM on 12/21/2010
Glad this is just rumor. I just hope they make one more awesome Indy movie for us fans to enjoy and give Indy the ending he deserves.

I do not mind if they pass the torch down to Mutt in the end of the movie. I just do not want a Mutt movie.
Glad this is just rumor. I just hope they make one more awesome Indy movie for us fans to enjoy and give Indy the ending he deserves.

I do not mind if they pass the torch down to Mutt in the end of the movie. I just do not want a Mutt movie.
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11:31PM on 12/22/2010
OMG, wow NO WAY, you liked Indy 4? I couldn't have guessed it. Your taste seems more fit for Yahoo movies.
OMG, wow NO WAY, you liked Indy 4? I couldn't have guessed it. Your taste seems more fit for Yahoo movies.
10:11AM on 12/21/2010
I'm happy this is bullshit and Ford had the respect to let us all know. Pretty quickly in fact. I am the world's biggest Indy fan and here is how I'd like to see it end... do one last film. Get major input from fans. Deliver the best possible movie they can and make up for all the shit in KOTCS. Then I'll happily let them pass the torch to his son. I think the adventure film genre has died out along with the western and those used to be the classic staples of Hollywood! Pirates of the Caribbean
I'm happy this is bullshit and Ford had the respect to let us all know. Pretty quickly in fact. I am the world's biggest Indy fan and here is how I'd like to see it end... do one last film. Get major input from fans. Deliver the best possible movie they can and make up for all the shit in KOTCS. Then I'll happily let them pass the torch to his son. I think the adventure film genre has died out along with the western and those used to be the classic staples of Hollywood! Pirates of the Caribbean is bringing it back and Westerns are few and far between but still fighting. If passing the torch to Mutt means that we can continue to enjoy the adventure film genre, I can live with that. I'd like one more with Ford, ride off into the sunset AGAIN (best thing EVER!) and then do their damnedest to bring the adventure genre back. If anybody can do it, this crew can.
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11:49AM on 12/21/2010
Ok, so you call yourself 'the biggest Indy fan in the world'.. But you hated that 'shit' in KOTCS... no fortune and glory for you, kid
Ok, so you call yourself 'the biggest Indy fan in the world'.. But you hated that 'shit' in KOTCS... no fortune and glory for you, kid
8:31AM on 12/21/2010
Keep it going, PERIOD.

And even George Psychotic Lucas said it himself: if a movie about Mutt Williams is going to come about, it'll be titled MUTT WILLIAMS...*NOT* Indiana Jones.

And there has been progress, I've heard; George Lucas had a story and was working on a script (mind you, not WRITING a script, but working on getting SOMEONE to make one).
Keep it going, PERIOD.

And even George Psychotic Lucas said it himself: if a movie about Mutt Williams is going to come about, it'll be titled MUTT WILLIAMS...*NOT* Indiana Jones.

And there has been progress, I've heard; George Lucas had a story and was working on a script (mind you, not WRITING a script, but working on getting SOMEONE to make one).
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8:14AM on 12/21/2010
Unless Crystal Skull was just a cheese-dream, Indy's got an unpleasant death from radiation poisoning ahead of him anyway, regardless of how old fashioned that fridge was.
Unless Crystal Skull was just a cheese-dream, Indy's got an unpleasant death from radiation poisoning ahead of him anyway, regardless of how old fashioned that fridge was.
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8:03AM on 12/21/2010

Call it quits...and here's why...

...because as far as I'm concerned, there are a ton of "jump the shark" sequels that DO NOT EXIST in my Universe. I refuse to acknowledge that they've fucked with a perfect character and their perfect end-story.

Here's a short list:


1) Indiana Jones 4
2) Matrix 2 and 3
3) Highlander 2 and 3
4) Bourne Identity 4 (when it's made)
5) Alien 3, 4, vs Predator...etc
6) Terminator 3, 4

Leave Indy alone already!
...because as far as I'm concerned, there are a ton of "jump the shark" sequels that DO NOT EXIST in my Universe. I refuse to acknowledge that they've fucked with a perfect character and their perfect end-story.

Here's a short list:


1) Indiana Jones 4
2) Matrix 2 and 3
3) Highlander 2 and 3
4) Bourne Identity 4 (when it's made)
5) Alien 3, 4, vs Predator...etc
6) Terminator 3, 4

Leave Indy alone already!
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12:34PM on 12/21/2010
You forgot the Star Wars prequels in your list :p
You forgot the Star Wars prequels in your list :p
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7:55AM on 12/21/2010

GIVE ME MORE HENRY JONES JR!!!!!

....usually negative comments come from Heavy metal musci lovers! .... I lovethe series ... so what, give us more!!!
....usually negative comments come from Heavy metal musci lovers! .... I lovethe series ... so what, give us more!!!
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7:42AM on 12/21/2010
I haven't had time to read the comments but I'm sure what I've said has already been said but:

1. Indy rode off into the sunset in the LAST Crusade. The series ended there.

2. I believe KOTCS already killed off Indy, and rather brutally may I add.

3. Lucas can go fuck himself.
I haven't had time to read the comments but I'm sure what I've said has already been said but:

1. Indy rode off into the sunset in the LAST Crusade. The series ended there.

2. I believe KOTCS already killed off Indy, and rather brutally may I add.

3. Lucas can go fuck himself.
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2:42AM on 12/21/2010

Wanna make a great Indiana Jones movie?

get Frank Darabont to write another script, gag and tie up George Lucas and dump him in a corner.
get Frank Darabont to write another script, gag and tie up George Lucas and dump him in a corner.
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2:44AM on 12/21/2010
I've been wanting to read his script for a long ass time now it feels like... anyone know where i can get it? I'm pretty lazy but i would really appreciate it
I've been wanting to read his script for a long ass time now it feels like... anyone know where i can get it? I'm pretty lazy but i would really appreciate it
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1:57AM on 12/21/2010

bring back shortround

and maybe i'd consider seeing this. Shortround should have been the sidekick in KOTC. Or at least a guest at the damn wedding at the end
and maybe i'd consider seeing this. Shortround should have been the sidekick in KOTC. Or at least a guest at the damn wedding at the end
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1:43AM on 12/21/2010
"It's time to end this goofy shit."

Hahaha.
"It's time to end this goofy shit."

Hahaha.
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12:38AM on 12/21/2010

Indy lives until he's at least 92.

If the story is kept somewhat canon to other forms of Indy mythos, Indy lives until he's 92. They have also established that they have kept other Indy mythos in the canon by stating he left the service as Colonel after WW2, (a Young Indy Chron ref) in KOTCS, and also by mentioning he rode with Pancho Villa- also a Young Indy Chron. ref.
If the story is kept somewhat canon to other forms of Indy mythos, Indy lives until he's 92. They have also established that they have kept other Indy mythos in the canon by stating he left the service as Colonel after WW2, (a Young Indy Chron ref) in KOTCS, and also by mentioning he rode with Pancho Villa- also a Young Indy Chron. ref.
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2:43AM on 12/21/2010
You are definitely full of Indy knowledge, and therefore i thank you(not being sarcastic either)...That's definitely cool ass info muh nig, i didn't know these things
You are definitely full of Indy knowledge, and therefore i thank you(not being sarcastic either)...That's definitely cool ass info muh nig, i didn't know these things
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11:38PM on 12/20/2010
Indy can't die. He found the Refrigerator of Immortality. Not even a nuclear bomb can kill him in that!
Indy can't die. He found the Refrigerator of Immortality. Not even a nuclear bomb can kill him in that!
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10:54PM on 12/20/2010
I'm generally against spin-offs, even though they occasionally have potential. But LaBeauf's got Witwiky, he doesn't need Mutt, and neither do we. Ford was the best thing in the Indy 4 movie, which was probably the best thing he's done since, I dunno, "Clear and Present Danger" maybe? I am really looking forward to him in "Cowboys and Aliens," as that looks like a role that might take advantage of both his age and his action credentials in a way that might feel more organic than his latest
I'm generally against spin-offs, even though they occasionally have potential. But LaBeauf's got Witwiky, he doesn't need Mutt, and neither do we. Ford was the best thing in the Indy 4 movie, which was probably the best thing he's done since, I dunno, "Clear and Present Danger" maybe? I am really looking forward to him in "Cowboys and Aliens," as that looks like a role that might take advantage of both his age and his action credentials in a way that might feel more organic than his latest forays into the genre.
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10:10PM on 12/20/2010

Psh

Replace the greatest action hero of all time with the most hated sidekick in recent history? That would be so stupid!

Although it does sound like something Lucas and Spielberg would do....

I say one more adventure for Dr. Jones (where he doesn't die) written and directed by two people who haven't lost their collective minds.
Replace the greatest action hero of all time with the most hated sidekick in recent history? That would be so stupid!

Although it does sound like something Lucas and Spielberg would do....

I say one more adventure for Dr. Jones (where he doesn't die) written and directed by two people who haven't lost their collective minds.
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8:53PM on 12/20/2010

THE INDY MOVIES ENDED WITH...

Indy riding off into the sunset at the end of 'The Last Crusade' as far as I'm concerned.
Indy riding off into the sunset at the end of 'The Last Crusade' as far as I'm concerned.
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11:53PM on 12/20/2010
Boo ya Ka boo ya Ka!


Spot on my man 8-)
Boo ya Ka boo ya Ka!


Spot on my man 8-)
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8:32PM on 12/20/2010
Yeah, why kill the poor old guy.
Let him retire peacefully. Have a happy ending.
Yeah, why kill the poor old guy.
Let him retire peacefully. Have a happy ending.
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7:30PM on 12/20/2010

Hell...No...

Indy began the adventure and he'll end it. No Shia...period. I think if the end is near, he needs to fade away.

God I love me some Indy movies.
Indy began the adventure and he'll end it. No Shia...period. I think if the end is near, he needs to fade away.

God I love me some Indy movies.
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7:20PM on 12/20/2010
If they want to end Indiana Jones series, go with a bang. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was fine by me - it's not that good but not that bad either. You can do better than that, Indy!! In terms of passing the torch, not Shia LaBeouf. His character was very annoying.
If they want to end Indiana Jones series, go with a bang. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was fine by me - it's not that good but not that bad either. You can do better than that, Indy!! In terms of passing the torch, not Shia LaBeouf. His character was very annoying.
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7:15PM on 12/20/2010
When I first heard that, I thought to myself, "what is more Emotionally Devastating news for me, Indiana Jones Dying OR Shia LeBeouf taking over the Franchise??

The answer is BOTH!! -Long Live Junior
When I first heard that, I thought to myself, "what is more Emotionally Devastating news for me, Indiana Jones Dying OR Shia LeBeouf taking over the Franchise??

The answer is BOTH!! -Long Live Junior
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6:53PM on 12/20/2010

I say go for it...

After the last film, you could do just about anything and make it good. Do a cross over and have Sean Patrick Flanery, as young Indy, drive into the scene in a Deloren, jump out and whip the crap out of the older Indy and then Shia "the beef" slowly disappears like Marty did. All the time muttering under breath for Optimus Prime to save him.

I would pay to see that.
After the last film, you could do just about anything and make it good. Do a cross over and have Sean Patrick Flanery, as young Indy, drive into the scene in a Deloren, jump out and whip the crap out of the older Indy and then Shia "the beef" slowly disappears like Marty did. All the time muttering under breath for Optimus Prime to save him.

I would pay to see that.
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6:51PM on 12/20/2010
You cant pass the torch from Ford to Shia, that's a down grade. And passing the torch sequels never work "Indy4, Rocky 5" for example. Give Indy one more solo adventure and let him ride off into the sunset. In the fourth they tried to take a loner and turn him into a family man. It doesn't work. We all know things don't last forever and eventually its time to say goodbye to a franchise and character. These studios are simply trying to milk these things for every drop instead of letting the
You cant pass the torch from Ford to Shia, that's a down grade. And passing the torch sequels never work "Indy4, Rocky 5" for example. Give Indy one more solo adventure and let him ride off into the sunset. In the fourth they tried to take a loner and turn him into a family man. It doesn't work. We all know things don't last forever and eventually its time to say goodbye to a franchise and character. These studios are simply trying to milk these things for every drop instead of letting the series end in dignity. They need to come up with new characters and franchises instead of trying to replace the old ones.
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6:48PM on 12/20/2010
While I didn't think "Crystal Skull" was nearly as bad of a train wreck as the new Star Wars films, they could certainly redeem its weak spots. Killing of Indy would be a horrible idea, though. The Bermuda Triangle rumor had promise, maybe they could send him off into the great unknown? Passing the torch to Shia though makes me wanna projectile vomit.
While I didn't think "Crystal Skull" was nearly as bad of a train wreck as the new Star Wars films, they could certainly redeem its weak spots. Killing of Indy would be a horrible idea, though. The Bermuda Triangle rumor had promise, maybe they could send him off into the great unknown? Passing the torch to Shia though makes me wanna projectile vomit.
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6:48PM on 12/20/2010
indy doesnt need to die - the last film killed the franchise. RIP raiders....
indy doesnt need to die - the last film killed the franchise. RIP raiders....
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6:41PM on 12/20/2010

there is no passing of the torch

he can't hand over to Shia or anyone, because then it isn't INDIANA JONES. They could recast, but i don't think they will.
I say do one more movie, round it off to 5, make up for the last one. Speilberg clearly wasn't happy doing the movie on the first place (watch the making of doc) he just went along with all the bullshit George Lucas came up with. Give Lucas less input, Speilberg more input and do a story worthy of ending the series.
he can't hand over to Shia or anyone, because then it isn't INDIANA JONES. They could recast, but i don't think they will.
I say do one more movie, round it off to 5, make up for the last one. Speilberg clearly wasn't happy doing the movie on the first place (watch the making of doc) he just went along with all the bullshit George Lucas came up with. Give Lucas less input, Speilberg more input and do a story worthy of ending the series.
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6:28PM on 12/20/2010
"Indiana Jones and the Xex of the Hydra" is what I want, written by Darabont. Anybody catch that in the season 2 finale of Fringe last year on the theater marquee in the alternate universe, along with Back to the Future starring Eric Stoltz and Superman VS Batman 2?
"Indiana Jones and the Xex of the Hydra" is what I want, written by Darabont. Anybody catch that in the season 2 finale of Fringe last year on the theater marquee in the alternate universe, along with Back to the Future starring Eric Stoltz and Superman VS Batman 2?
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6:11PM on 12/20/2010
There is no way in hell Spielberg would kill off Indy and let Shia take over... There's just no way in hell that would happen... I f*cking hope not


And if they make this movie, i hope to god it's nothing like the fourth film(yeahh it was okay but for an Indy film, NO, there's no room for just "okay").
There is no way in hell Spielberg would kill off Indy and let Shia take over... There's just no way in hell that would happen... I f*cking hope not


And if they make this movie, i hope to god it's nothing like the fourth film(yeahh it was okay but for an Indy film, NO, there's no room for just "okay").
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6:05PM on 12/20/2010
Well, they already butchered Indy in KOTC, might as well finish the job.
Well, they already butchered Indy in KOTC, might as well finish the job.
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6:04PM on 12/20/2010
they can't kill him off until we find out how he lost his eye. he was wearing an eyepatch on the young indiana jones chronicles if you recall.
they can't kill him off until we find out how he lost his eye. he was wearing an eyepatch on the young indiana jones chronicles if you recall.
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