Steven Spielberg has said that he is likely to revisit the Indiana Jones franchise with star Harrison Ford at some point in the future. The director and actor have collaborated four times for the franchise already, most recently with 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but they may not be finished just yet.
Spielberg was giving an interview to Yahoo Movies promoting his upcoming Cold War spy thriller Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks, when it dawned on him that Hanks and Ford are tied on four collaborations each with the director.
“We’ve gotta figure this out because now, Tom is tied with Harrison Ford: Harrison and I did four movies, Tom and I have done four movies,” Spielberg explained. “Now I’ll probably do an Indy 5with Harrison, [so] it’ll be five for Harrison, four for Tom.”
“I’ve got to make another one with Tom, that’ll be five for Tom, five for Harrison. And I think I’m going to leapfrog that way for the rest of my career. With Daniel Day-Lewis in everything else!”
Meanwhile, Spielberg admitted that he rarely watches his own movies, despite being responsible for some of the finest cinematic efforts in the past 40 years.
“I have trouble watching my movies, except I can watch them when I’m showing them to my kids for the first time,” he said. “Like, I won’t watch E.T. by myself, but I’ve shown E.T. to every one of my seven children at the appropriate age, and I’ve enjoyed watching a movie like that that I made through their eyes, because I see it in a different way every time.”