Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Harrison Ford is still game for a fifth Indiana Jones movie

08.06.2013

Indiana Jones

With Harrison Ford possibly back for a new STAR WARS, many people have wondered if the actor will also return to play his other iconic character: Indiana Jones. He's talked about it from time to time, and there have been rumors before that a fifth film might happen. The Telegraph talked to Ford recently and he says that he is still open to playing Indy in another film:

We've seen the character develop and grow over a period of time and it's perfectly appropriate and okay for him to come back again with a great movie around him where he doesn't necessarily have to kick as much ass.

That "doesn't necessarily have to kick as much ass" line is probably Harrison Ford referring to how his age (71) might effect the character in a future film, although it was kind of brought up already in INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. Ford then goes on to talk about one of the things he always liked about the character:

To me, what was interesting about the character was that he prevailed, that he had courage, that he had wit, that he had intelligence, that he was frightened and that he still managed to survive. That I can do.

I think most of us would love to see Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones again, but not if it's going to end up like KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. I'm not one of the people that absolutely hated the film, however I do feel like it just wasn't on the same level as the previous films. Maybe it's impossible for a new film to feel as special and awesome as the original trilogy, but if Harrison Ford says he wants another crack at it I say let him. Although there is a possibility that this happens again:

You can check out Harrison Ford's next film PARANOIA on August 16th, 2013, and he also stars in ENDER'S GAME which is out November 1st, 2013.

CLICK IMAGE TO OPEN GALLERY & SEE MORE PICS...

Extra Tidbit: If it was ever decided to reboot Indiana Jones with a new actor, who could you see playing him?
Source: The Telegraph

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

8:18AM on 08/07/2013

Cant reboot Indy

Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones, cant recast that! They could do some sort of spinoff BUT NOT with Shia Lebeouf.
Extra tidbit. Nathon Fillon OBVIOUSLY!
Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones, cant recast that! They could do some sort of spinoff BUT NOT with Shia Lebeouf.
Extra tidbit. Nathon Fillon OBVIOUSLY!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:46AM on 08/07/2013

Lucas

Just keep Lucas the hell away from it.
Just keep Lucas the hell away from it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:00AM on 08/07/2013

If it was ever decided to reboot Indiana Jones with a new actor, who could you see playing him?

Ok, I'm sorry but my personal answer to that question is: NOBODY. Ever!

Any & all of the talk / rumors of Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Jackman & Johnny Depp possibly nearing the end of their respective portrayals of Iron Man, Wolverine & Jack Sparrow is disheartening news to some & welcome to others. But as we've seen w/ the 3 of the most iconic genre characters of all time (James Bond, Superman & Batman...& ironically enough one of the main sub - plotlines of Nolan's dark knight trilogy) is
Ok, I'm sorry but my personal answer to that question is: NOBODY. Ever!

Any & all of the talk / rumors of Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Jackman & Johnny Depp possibly nearing the end of their respective portrayals of Iron Man, Wolverine & Jack Sparrow is disheartening news to some & welcome to others. But as we've seen w/ the 3 of the most iconic genre characters of all time (James Bond, Superman & Batman...& ironically enough one of the main sub - plotlines of Nolan's dark knight trilogy) is that the character is bigger than any ONE actor. It could be anyone. Be it Reeve, Keaton, Connery, Kilmer, Craig, etc.

But no. Not Indiana Jones.

Ok, now this is just my humble fanboy opinion speaking but Harrison Ford & Indiana Jones are just so much, to me, one & the same...even more so than Han Solo.

Let me put it this way, I've loved damn near every modern, revisited versions of movie characters, good & bad, from the past 30 years. (The Joker, Khan, Willy Wonka, Conan, etc) but if I'm going to finally put my fanboy purist boot down...then it's going to be down on the decision to reboot my most favorite original genre character. One that should NEVER be rebooted.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:44AM on 08/07/2013
never saw that South Park Indiana vid before (pretty funny). Yay I didn't hate the Crystal Skull either, but didn't feel it held up against the first three. I'd be down for another, but leave out the aliens and give us a really cool story! I'd love to see Ke Huy Quan come back as Short Round.
never saw that South Park Indiana vid before (pretty funny). Yay I didn't hate the Crystal Skull either, but didn't feel it held up against the first three. I'd be down for another, but leave out the aliens and give us a really cool story! I'd love to see Ke Huy Quan come back as Short Round.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:10AM on 08/07/2013

Why has it taken George Lucas five years to think of a McGuffin for the next film? I thought of 136 while driving into work this morning!

You'd think a billionaire with infinite spare time on his hands would be able to pin something down already.

Anyway, strip the budget down, focus on story and character and rely less on CGI and this could definitely work.
You'd think a billionaire with infinite spare time on his hands would be able to pin something down already.

Anyway, strip the budget down, focus on story and character and rely less on CGI and this could definitely work.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:14AM on 08/07/2013

Indy V- Hell Yes!

All Ford needs is a script that puts Indy as the hero, front and center instead of being a comical foil for Shia LaBeouf. His Mutt Williams character is the equivalent of a live-action version of Scrappy Doo and the Indy audiences loved in the original trilogy was sacrificed as a result. Frank Darabont wrote a REAL Indy adventure but George Lucas was in favor of an Ol' Papa Indy and Young Son adventure. Now that we've had that tale, it's time for a prequel set before Marion returned to his
All Ford needs is a script that puts Indy as the hero, front and center instead of being a comical foil for Shia LaBeouf. His Mutt Williams character is the equivalent of a live-action version of Scrappy Doo and the Indy audiences loved in the original trilogy was sacrificed as a result. Frank Darabont wrote a REAL Indy adventure but George Lucas was in favor of an Ol' Papa Indy and Young Son adventure. Now that we've had that tale, it's time for a prequel set before Marion returned to his life with Mutt The final scene of Indy IV ended the saga perfectly. Now it's time to show Indy in another solo adventure with Sallah at his side. As for the Tidbit, Harrison Ford IS Indiana Jones so no point in naming replacements. No one will ever capture what Ford brings to the role because so much of what audiences love about Indy is Harrison.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:04AM on 08/07/2013

Keep George Lucas out of it and I'll be fine

From what I understand, it was his meddling that destroyed a great script from Frank Darabont and created the wet fart that was CRYSTAL SKULL. Call up Darabont, ask him to write another script, keep Lucas way the hell away and it should be good.
From what I understand, it was his meddling that destroyed a great script from Frank Darabont and created the wet fart that was CRYSTAL SKULL. Call up Darabont, ask him to write another script, keep Lucas way the hell away and it should be good.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-13
10:03PM on 08/06/2013

Recast time.

I want more Indy movies, but Ford's too old for the role. Recast.
I want more Indy movies, but Ford's too old for the role. Recast.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
5:30PM on 08/06/2013
I've only seen Skull once... at the cinema...and I remember enjoying it. Definitely wasn't on par with the first three though (with Crusade being the best for me by far).
I've only seen Skull once... at the cinema...and I remember enjoying it. Definitely wasn't on par with the first three though (with Crusade being the best for me by far).
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+6
5:04PM on 08/06/2013

I'm all for Harrison being back... but in a much better movie

Let's be honest, his age or his physicality wasn't the problem the last time. He looked great on screen and plus the stuntmen will do most of the heavy lifting for him at that age. The problem is to get a better script and... a better director. Yes, Spielberg dropped the ball completely on the last one - the horrendous overuse of CGI and the overlong action setpieces being the most obnoxious examples, but the movie also wasn't stylistically reminiscent of the former films. Maybe it's because
Let's be honest, his age or his physicality wasn't the problem the last time. He looked great on screen and plus the stuntmen will do most of the heavy lifting for him at that age. The problem is to get a better script and... a better director. Yes, Spielberg dropped the ball completely on the last one - the horrendous overuse of CGI and the overlong action setpieces being the most obnoxious examples, but the movie also wasn't stylistically reminiscent of the former films. Maybe it's because it's set in another era but I think they still could have kept the original trilogy's cinematic language. Listen, I didn't have a problem with the aliens. If you allow hints at all-mighty beings judging us from another plain of existence, I think you can let the idea of another civilization forming in the vastness of the universe slide. What I didn't like story-wise is the addition of the annoying brat-son, the ditching of El Dorado (which could have been a movie all in itself) and the treatment of some of the old characters and introducing others as if they were important in previous films. But ultimately, what doomed part four was the direction. I'm one of the few who doesn't blame it on Lucas but rather on Spielberg. I think they should find someone else, who could get the tone and the style of the original; trilogy right. Preferably SPielberg himself, but if he's no longer capable then find someone else.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:28AM on 08/07/2013
Completely agree, it felt like Spielberg wasn't even behind the camera most of the time. The jungle chase was horrendous. Ford totally delivered, his pals let him down.
Completely agree, it felt like Spielberg wasn't even behind the camera most of the time. The jungle chase was horrendous. Ford totally delivered, his pals let him down.
4:28PM on 08/06/2013

Re; Extra Tidbit

They don't make 'em like they used to. There's nobody in Hollywood right now who's on screen presence is comparable to Ford's.
They don't make 'em like they used to. There's nobody in Hollywood right now who's on screen presence is comparable to Ford's.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:32PM on 08/06/2013
This time Indy needs to fight off gigantic irradiated insects in 'Indiana Jones and the Storm Drain of Them!'
This time Indy needs to fight off gigantic irradiated insects in 'Indiana Jones and the Storm Drain of Them!'
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:29PM on 08/06/2013

You know how...

youre having a great meal, then, when youre done, someone asks you to taste something and its awful? Then youre stuck wishing you had one more bite of the good stuff just to make the bad go away?
thats how i feel. i need another Indy movie to wash away the palate wrecker that was Skull.
youre having a great meal, then, when youre done, someone asks you to taste something and its awful? Then youre stuck wishing you had one more bite of the good stuff just to make the bad go away?
thats how i feel. i need another Indy movie to wash away the palate wrecker that was Skull.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:23PM on 08/06/2013
I really wouldn't mind them make another one (as long as they try to make it feel like the first three) because if it sucks, it sucks. Indy 4 was meh but it doesn't take away anything from the franchise, it just adds a silly, mediocre entry that you can easily ignore. The posibility of the 5th one being great is slim to none but I'd honestly rather watch a mediocre Indy film by Spielberg with Ford any day over shit like National Secret, Journey to the Center of the Earth or any other Indy-type
I really wouldn't mind them make another one (as long as they try to make it feel like the first three) because if it sucks, it sucks. Indy 4 was meh but it doesn't take away anything from the franchise, it just adds a silly, mediocre entry that you can easily ignore. The posibility of the 5th one being great is slim to none but I'd honestly rather watch a mediocre Indy film by Spielberg with Ford any day over shit like National Secret, Journey to the Center of the Earth or any other Indy-type adventure knock-off.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:36PM on 08/06/2013
If they leave out Labeauff or reduce his role to a cameo and bring back Connery for an opening flashback and Sallah as a supporting character and dramatically reduce the CGI use all on top of a strong script I'd be all for it. If any franchise deserves to go out on a higher note than it's current book-end it's Indy.
If they leave out Labeauff or reduce his role to a cameo and bring back Connery for an opening flashback and Sallah as a supporting character and dramatically reduce the CGI use all on top of a strong script I'd be all for it. If any franchise deserves to go out on a higher note than it's current book-end it's Indy.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:33PM on 08/06/2013
Wouldn't mind watching him another Indy film,if Spielberg directs it.read somewhere that IJ:5 will be about Bermuda triangle.will be very interesting.
Tidbit : fassbender,Hugh jackman,Robert downey jr
Wouldn't mind watching him another Indy film,if Spielberg directs it.read somewhere that IJ:5 will be about Bermuda triangle.will be very interesting.
Tidbit : fassbender,Hugh jackman,Robert downey jr
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:31PM on 08/06/2013
Danny Trejo and Sylvestor Stallone are both nearly (or already past) 70 and still kicking ass. If they were to make Indy cool again or - as another poster put it - 'give Indy his balls back' we might have a film worth watching.

I'm down for another, but they - Spielberg and Lucas - really need to respect the material. Get a strong script and put the love into that film they put in Raiders and The Last Crusade.
Danny Trejo and Sylvestor Stallone are both nearly (or already past) 70 and still kicking ass. If they were to make Indy cool again or - as another poster put it - 'give Indy his balls back' we might have a film worth watching.

I'm down for another, but they - Spielberg and Lucas - really need to respect the material. Get a strong script and put the love into that film they put in Raiders and The Last Crusade.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:31PM on 08/06/2013

No thank you

Love Harrison Ford. Didn't love IJ4, so thank you, but no thank you. Your memory is safe in my head, Mr. Ford, despite IJ4. It's probably best if you just let this one pass.
Love Harrison Ford. Didn't love IJ4, so thank you, but no thank you. Your memory is safe in my head, Mr. Ford, despite IJ4. It's probably best if you just let this one pass.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:08PM on 08/06/2013

No more

I know i'm going to get thumbs down for this but whatever. If they go back and make it old school and give Indy his balls back, i'm cool with it. Otherwise, forget about it. I understand he is older but that is not a reason to make him lose his coolness. I am a HUGE Indy fan and I don't care what anyone says, the 4th movie was terrible. It had a couple cool parts. I liked the chase through the university but even that was watered down. " Someone's going to get hurt". Really? Indiana would NEVER
I know i'm going to get thumbs down for this but whatever. If they go back and make it old school and give Indy his balls back, i'm cool with it. Otherwise, forget about it. I understand he is older but that is not a reason to make him lose his coolness. I am a HUGE Indy fan and I don't care what anyone says, the 4th movie was terrible. It had a couple cool parts. I liked the chase through the university but even that was watered down. " Someone's going to get hurt". Really? Indiana would NEVER say that. I really wanted to like it. Don't even get my started on Marion. What a joke. In my opinion, she was the best Indy girl but in the 4th one, all she did was smile. What happened to the badass Marion? If they do make a new one, they need to look at Kingdom and do the total opposite but I would prefer if they leave the franchise alone.

Extra Tidbit: No one can replace Ford. He IS Indiana Jones but i'm sure someday they will reboot the series. Someone down below said Josh Holloway. I agree with that.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:05PM on 08/06/2013

I got it!

Indy had an illegitimate kid with Willie Scott and it ends up being Brendan Frasier!
Indy had an illegitimate kid with Willie Scott and it ends up being Brendan Frasier!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:57PM on 08/06/2013

Well I'm NOT game

Screw this, there's no coming back from the Crystal Skull debacle, just let it lie.
Screw this, there's no coming back from the Crystal Skull debacle, just let it lie.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:38PM on 08/06/2013
Lets do an Uncharted movie instead.
Lets do an Uncharted movie instead.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+5
12:15PM on 08/06/2013

Extra tidbit

Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:31PM on 08/06/2013
If they do Indy 5 they should have Tom Selleck IN the movie. That would be hilarious.
If they do Indy 5 they should have Tom Selleck IN the movie. That would be hilarious.
12:15PM on 08/06/2013

This is like the Come On Hollywood: Aliens Sequel article

Put Indy to rest. I'd rather see a talented direct who let the Indy franchise inform and influence a new property that is great, but different.
Put Indy to rest. I'd rather see a talented direct who let the Indy franchise inform and influence a new property that is great, but different.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:07PM on 08/06/2013
Isn't Harrison Ford's next film Paranoia?? Not Ender's Game?
Isn't Harrison Ford's next film Paranoia?? Not Ender's Game?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:16PM on 08/06/2013
Good call, completely forgot about Paranoia. Thanks.
Good call, completely forgot about Paranoia. Thanks.
12:18PM on 08/06/2013
No problem.
No problem.
3:26PM on 08/06/2013
maybe Ford wants to distance himself from Paranoia already
maybe Ford wants to distance himself from Paranoia already
12:04PM on 08/06/2013
Over the last decade, Ford has re-invented himself as a real 'cantankerous old badass', sorta like Clint. I really like this new character, as it keeps Ford relevant and in movies despite his age. But part of Indy's charm is that he's curmudgeonly at a relatively young age. I just don't think it works when Ford is in fact old (which is one of the reasons KCS felt so weird to me). So sadly, I feel this really is a case of "Indiana, let it go". Would still love to see him in other movies.
Over the last decade, Ford has re-invented himself as a real 'cantankerous old badass', sorta like Clint. I really like this new character, as it keeps Ford relevant and in movies despite his age. But part of Indy's charm is that he's curmudgeonly at a relatively young age. I just don't think it works when Ford is in fact old (which is one of the reasons KCS felt so weird to me). So sadly, I feel this really is a case of "Indiana, let it go". Would still love to see him in other movies.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:57AM on 08/06/2013
Well, he did hint that he's not interested during the Ender's Game panel at Comic Con. During the Q&A, a fan mentioned that he would play pretend as Indiana Jones as a kid. Harrison Ford replied by saying he "liked to pretend (he) was Indiana when (he) was younger, not so much now".
Well, he did hint that he's not interested during the Ender's Game panel at Comic Con. During the Q&A, a fan mentioned that he would play pretend as Indiana Jones as a kid. Harrison Ford replied by saying he "liked to pretend (he) was Indiana when (he) was younger, not so much now".
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:57AM on 08/06/2013
Yes please
Yes please
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-3
11:48AM on 08/06/2013
No.
No.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:45AM on 08/06/2013
Beside the tree swinging part, Indy 4 was fine. Not even the worst Indy movie. Bring on a fifth.
Beside the tree swinging part, Indy 4 was fine. Not even the worst Indy movie. Bring on a fifth.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:31AM on 08/06/2013
Ford will always be Indy to me. If he's in the fifth movie, then go for it, Mr. Ford. Extra tidbit: Josh Holloway - it's about time this guy gets the recognition he deserves. Although his part in M:I Ghost Protocols was short, he was great in it.
Ford will always be Indy to me. If he's in the fifth movie, then go for it, Mr. Ford. Extra tidbit: Josh Holloway - it's about time this guy gets the recognition he deserves. Although his part in M:I Ghost Protocols was short, he was great in it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-18
11:13AM on 08/06/2013

Bradley Cooper as Indy

I agree with below, if there is another Indy movie I would like to see a younger, maybe even pre-Dr. Indy. I always thought Bradley Cooper would look good in the fedora but if that's the route they want to go he may be to old already.
I agree with below, if there is another Indy movie I would like to see a younger, maybe even pre-Dr. Indy. I always thought Bradley Cooper would look good in the fedora but if that's the route they want to go he may be to old already.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:55AM on 08/06/2013

Prequels

If Indy does come back (which I don't think is necessary) it should be as Young Indiana. We first met Indy already in his late thirties, already a professor. I wouldn't mind seeing him as a college student going on his first big digs and meeting Marion and Sala for the first time. It would be hard to cast though.
If Indy does come back (which I don't think is necessary) it should be as Young Indiana. We first met Indy already in his late thirties, already a professor. I wouldn't mind seeing him as a college student going on his first big digs and meeting Marion and Sala for the first time. It would be hard to cast though.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:49AM on 08/06/2013
Seeing Ford in the Ender's Game trailer was quite shocking. He was too tired or too lazy to act.
Seeing Ford in the Ender's Game trailer was quite shocking. He was too tired or too lazy to act.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:48AM on 08/06/2013
After the terrible fourth, we need something that reestablishes the character as a badass and not some senior citizen and his heroic son.
After the terrible fourth, we need something that reestablishes the character as a badass and not some senior citizen and his heroic son.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting