Harrison Ford might be in his early 70s, but as Star Wars: The Force Awakens proved, the veteran action star still has some gas left in the tank. So what is director Steven Spielberg planning for Indy’s next outing?
In a lengthy profile for The Hollywood Reporter, Spielberg touched on several upcoming projects — and had an interesting note about the fifth Indiana Jones film. The big reveal: Don’t expect Indiana Jones to follow the same trajectory as Han Solo, at least not yet. Despite the tepid critical reception of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Spielberg said he’s “super excited” to return to the world of Indiana Jones. It also sounds like he learned a lesson or two from that last outing.
Here’s an excerpt from his comments:
"I think this one is straight down the pike for the fan… The one thing I will tell you is I'm not killing off Harrison [Ford] at the end of it."
So don’t expect Indy to pass his hat and whip on to a new hero anytime soon. Which, yeah, that would be a pretty big bummer to kill off your title character. It seems Spielberg may be looking at Indiana Jones 5 as a return to form for the franchise, and a chance to (hopefully) tell one more really good story in that universe. Here’s hoping, at least.
What are you expecting from the next Indiana Jones? Can Ford and Spielberg find the magic once again?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)