Harrison Ford has discussed the possibility of reprising his classic role of daredevil adventurer Indiana Jones for a fifth time. In an interview with EW , the veteran actor was promoting his upcoming return to another legendary role, in the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, when he was asked about starring in another Indiana Jones film.
“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?”
Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm for a whopping $4.05 billion back in 2012 , there has been tonnes of speculation as to whether or not we’d see Ford return for a new Indiana Jones installment as well as coming back for a new Star Wars movie. Ford’s latest comments don’t give us a definitive answer, but they certainly tell us that if the stars were to align for a fresh Indiana Jones film, he’d no doubt be on board.
Earlier this year, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Lucasfilm president Kathellen Kennedy said this about a possible new Indiana Jones film:
“When it will happen, I’m not quite sure. We haven’t started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it.”
When promoting his Tom Hanks-starring film Bridge of Spies, the director of all four Indiana Jones films Steven Speilberg added more fuel to the fire when he said:
We’ve gotta figure this out because now. Tom is tied with Harrison Ford: Harrison and I did four movies, Tom and I have done four movies. Now I’ll probably do an Indy 5 with Harrison. It’ll be five for Harrison, four for Tom… [Then] I’ve got to make another one with Tom, so that will be five for Tom, five for Harrison. And I think I’m going to leapfrog that way for the rest of my career. With Daniel Day-Lewis in everything else!”
Who knows whether we’ll see the 73 year old Ford once again don the iconic fedora and whip, but one things for sure, I can’t wait to see him as Han Solo side by side with Chewbacca in The Force Awakens.
In his conversation with EW, Ford talked about if there’d be a change in Han Solo from the last time we saw him :
“No, there’s not an abandoning of the character. He does not aspire to the position of Obi-‘Ben’ Kenobi, nor do I aspire to be some New Age Alec Guinness. His development is consistent with the character, and there are emotional elements which have occasioned his growth.”
“We spend a lot more time [in the movie] on his failure to master basic skills, like accounting. And accounting for his own behavior. There’s a lot of the rogue still left in Solo. Some things don’t change.”
You can check out the full EW interview here.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hits screen on December 18.