Frank Marshall says they won't do the 'Bond thing' by recasting Indy for the new movie

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Oct 28, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

Frank Marshall has served as producer or executive producer for every Indiana Jones movies to date, so if there’s one person (besides Steven Spielberg and the Mouse House, that is) who currently knows what Disney’s plans for the franchise are, it’s totz THAT GUY.

In an interview with Total Film (issue 239), Marshall clarified the months-long rumors that Chris Pratt (with whom Marshall has worked on Jurassic World) could take on the role of the fedora-wearing, whip-wielding famed archaeologist in the fifth movie.

“There are a lot of rumours,” Marshall admitted. “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.”

If you think that means that they are open to recasting Indy, don’t hold your breath, because Marshall also added that they’re “not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones ... we have to figure this out.”

This could either mean they’ll get Harrison Ford back on board for at least another rip-roaring adventure -- despite the fact the actor is not getting any younger and has been accident-prone -- or he’ll serve as a mentor to a younger adventurer not named Indiana Jones. As Den of Geek says, he could play a similar role that Leonard Nimoy did when Spock stuck around and gave advice to the younger version of himself (played by Zachary Quinto) in J.J. Abrams’ two Star Trek films ... minus the parallel timeline bit, of course.

What do you think? Do you want to see Harrison Ford return as Indy, or would you rather see a younger actor like Chris Pratt cast in the role?

(via Den of Geek)