No matter how you feel about the last Indiana Jones film (and there is plenty of hatred out there) there is no denying that the character and the franchise is still idolised by film goers and now that Disney have the rights, there has been plenty of talk about a possible fifth film or even a reboot with current man of the moment Chris Pratt in the role.
Of course all of that is just rumours as Disney at this present time is more concerned about getting another Lucasfilm franchise off the ground and into gigantic money box office takings in the shape of Star Wars. That hasn’t stopped Steven Spielberg talking about plans for a new film though and of the fate of the lead star Harrison Ford.
“I don’t think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen. It’s certainly not my intention to ever have another actor step into his shoes in the way there have been many actors that have played Spider-Man or Batman. There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones and that’s Harrison Ford.”
Spielberg who directed all four films has already expressed an interest in returning to the franchise.
“Because there are more adventures out there than films. So as long as there’s more adventures out there, I’ve got a bullwhip, a fedora, a leather jacket and a man on a horse who knows how to get the job done.”
Ford is also keen in reprising his role but as of yet there is no official word about the state of the franchise, but when the chaos of Star Wars ends, expect Disney to make some sort of an announcement, especially as Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has already stated she will look at the Indy situation sometime in 2016.
Will Harrison be way to old though to don the hat for one last time by the time a decision is made?