We know that we’re getting a Han Solo movie without Harrison Ford and rumours persist that Indiana Jones is also going to get the reboot treatment with a younger star. However, Indy director Steven Spielberg has thrown some cold water on that speculation.
Interviewed by Screen Daily, Spielberg had this to say:
“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.’
He also hinted that he might direct a fifth Indiana Jones adventure:
“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.”
It should be noted that it’s not Spielberg’s ‘intention’ to have a new Indiana Jones – but the folks at Disney and Lucasfilm might have other ideas.
Source: Screen Daily