Wanna See ‘Indiana Jones 5′? Harrison Ford Talks Another Potential Sequel
The last time we saw Indiana Jones, he was encountering aliens and disappointing millions of movie fans all over the world with ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.’ Although we’re just now washing the taste of that disastrous production out of our mouths, talk of an ‘Indiana Jones 5′ has long persisted, and now there may be enough distance for us to actually be a little interested. What does series star Harrison Ford have to say on the matter?
Speaking with The Telegraph to promote his new film ‘Paranoia,’ the legendary movie star received the prerequisite question about his most famous character not named Han Solo, and he had a response that manages to be surprising without being surprising at all. To quote:
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. 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.
One one hand, Ford is really just telling us what we already know about Dr. Jones — we love him because he’s relatable and human. We appreciate the fact that he’s not a superhero and love that he stumbles just as much as he succeeds. However, the weird bit his him saying that he won’t “have to kick as much ass” in a new movie, suggesting one of two possibilities. Either he’s talking about an ‘Indiana Jones’ movie without too much action or he’s talking about a film where he plays second fiddle to a younger co-star (maybe his son, Mutt, introduced in the last film).
Although the chances of ‘Indiana Jones 5′ happening at all feel slight, we’d rather not see one at all than one where a geriatric adventurer can’t properly adventure. That’s no offense meant to Mr. Ford (who, at 71, could still kick our asses), but we think this is a ship that has officially sailed. Let Indy die in relative peace, please.