Indiana Jones fans will be thrilled to hear that whenever the fifth film does make it’s way to theaters, they won’t have to worry about seeing a new actor taking on the moniker.
Executive producer Frank Marshall, one of the authorities on all things Indy having produced all four Indiana Jones movies, has come out and cleared fans’ minds about whether or not the iconic role, originated by Harrison Ford, would be recast for the film’s next installment.
“There are a lot of rumours,” said Marshall. “We haven’t even sat down to talk about Indy yet… at some point we’ll sit down. But there’s a bunch of people who could probably take the baton.”
“We’re not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones,” he clarified.
Another of the film’s executive producers Steven Spielberg (you may have heard of him) recently came out saying that he’d be onboard for doing a fifth Indiana Jones film with Harrison Ford.
“Now, I’ll probably do an Indy 5 with Harrison, so then it’ll be five for Harrison [Ford], four for Tom [Hanks],” the Hollywood super-producer told Yahoo! Movies recently.
Assuming Harrison signs back on (which we totally think he will), and taking into account both comments, it looks like we could be seeing some sort of mentor-mentee relationship (or perhaps father-son?) when the adventures continue.
Who would you like to see keep the legacy of Indiana Jones going? Our vote is with fan-favorite Chris Pratt, but we’d love to hear your thoughts below!
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