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“Ford will leave but the Indy franchise will continue,” says Spielberg

April 4th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Indiana Jones

We’ve known for a while now that a new Indiana Jones movie was definitely happening (here) and now director Steven Spielberg has spoken about the series’ direction after the next instalment.

The director has said that, while Harrison Ford will definitely return for this fifth outing in the franchise, it’s unlikely he will go on after that – the man is 75 now! – but that the franchise will most likely continue.

While rumour was that Shia LaBeouf was set to continue the story after being introduced as Indy’s son in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the movie – and character’s – less than stellar welcome pretty much shot that down before it even began.

But it seems you can’t keep a good dead horse flogging down.

“This will be Harrison Ford’s last Indiana Jones movie, I am pretty sure,” said Spielberg, “but it will certainly continue after that.” 

So will we see another actor pick up the hat and whip or will the story go in “a different form” as he puts it?

Maybe a female Jones? “We’d have to change the name from Jones to Joan,” Spielberg said. “And there would be nothing wrong with that”.

 

While we stand by the idea of a female Indy being a mental as a female Bond, we definitely would like to see the character’s legacy being carried on by, say his daughter or perhaps a female student, but hopefully – although we honestly can’t see it even being a possibility – it won’t be a full reboot ala Ghostbusters but rather a sensible story continuation, be the lead male, female, black, white, whatever… it doesn’t matter, just make it good!

What say you all? How would you like to see the Indy story continued? Let us know…

Indiana Jones 5 will open in theaters on July 10th, 2020

Source: The Sun

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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