When Walt Disney Studios acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, most of the excitement centered on the Star Wars films, but for this Entertainment Writer, my focus was on the future of Indy! The Indiana Jones movies were and continue to be a popular series for many fans. While rumors of a fifth film have come up in the past few years, nothing concrete has been decided leaving us waiting inpatiently for any news that may surface.
Along with rumors of a fifth film came talk of a possibility that Harrison Ford would be replaced by a younger actor like Chris Pratt! That, for many of us who grew up with Ford as Indy would just be unacceptable. Imagine my joy at the recent comments by Indiana Jones producer, Frank Marshall, who shared that a new actor to play Dr Jones is something that is not in the cards. While Mr. Marshall admits there could be several candidates that could play the part, his statement gives me hope that Ford as Indy will continue.
“[We’re] not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones… we have to figure this out.”
When it comes to changes, Hollywood is famous for bringing in younger actors to replaced the originals. Something many of us have a hard time with. But as the fifth installment of Indiana Jones appears to be a possibility, as Mr. Marshall and the team continues to “figure it out”, we can only hope it will be sooner than later.
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