Waiting for news on Indiana Jones 5 has been like the Grail
Knight waiting for someone worthy to take his place but while it
hasn't been 700 years, it sure feels like it! Finally we hear some
news from the man himself!
Harrison Ford premiered his latest film; Extraordinary Measures
at his friend and frequent collaborator George Lucas's Letterman
Digital Arts Center at the Presido (a building the actor joked that
"he helped build"). While Ford's latest has him once again
portraying a doctor and man of science, many fans and visitors to
this site are really interested seeing him reprise his role as another
certain "doctor" from his film past. No it isn't Dr. Richard
Kimble or Dr. Richard Walker, but rather the Doctor of Archeology,
and Assistant Dean at Marshall College namely Henry Jones, Jr. aka
When faithful fans last saw Ford wearing the fedora it was in
2008's, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,
a film that was a box office success but left some Indyfans wanting
Catching up with the famed Corellian star captain, MTVNews
asked about what's next for Indiana Jones and would the star be
up to the challenge; here are some excerpts from that conversation.:
"I don't think I'll do it in a wheelchair,"
the legendary actor grinned Friday (January 8). "George
[Lucas] is working on an idea, and if it comes to a fruitful stage,
all of us are very interested in making another."
Ford is promising that the idea Lucas has for the fifth film is
"Yeah," he said when
reminded of a quote he gave saying that Lucas' idea was "crazy
but great." Does he want to elaborate? "No,"
"Some of the best ideas are crazy
ideas, you know?" he conceded. "Well-wrought,
"I think it would be interesting
to advance the understanding of the character, as we always have
had that ambition throughout the series," Ford said
of what he needs to see in an Indy 5 script before he's
willing to step on the gas like Short Round in a Shanghai taxi
cab. "I think it would be interesting
to deepen the relationship between he and his son [Mutt, played
by Shia LaBeouf] and play on that relationship. .... It's full
of opportunity. The series is full of opportunity."
When talk turned to the biggest character development of Crystal
Skull — Indy's marriage to Marion Ravenwood —
Ford seemed amused by the concept that anyone would find scenes
of their wedded life as exciting as the series' trademark stunts.
"I think [scenes with a married Indy
and Marion] would be nice grace notes," admitted the
actor, who will next be seen in Extraordinary Measures,
a January 22 drama. "We'll see what
we come up with."
"Karen [Allen]'s a wonderful actress,
I've always enjoyed working with her," he added. "I'm
hoping that there'll be a part for all of us in the next one."
To see the Man with the Hat himself talk about Indiana Jones watch
the video clip and read the rest of the article.
Thanks to Matt Moreno, Kevin Parijs, Jared, Swinger, James
Clarke, Steven, and especially to IndyCast's
host Ed Dolista for letting me know about this before my Google
Posted by Mitchell Hallock