While Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
divided the Indy fan base, it was a huge box office success. So,
in Hollywood where they know how to make lightning strike twice,
thrice and as many sequels as they can get, it looks like Indiana
Jones will not be closing the door just yet. In an interview
with MTV News, the Man with the Hat, himself, Harrison Ford does
confirm that work is in its "primary" stages on a fifth
big screen adventure for Indiana Jones.
MTV: Is a fifth "Indiana Jones" film
Ford: "I don't know.
If we come up with a good idea..."
MTV: Is the ball in George Lucas' court at
Ford: "It is. That's
the process. With some general input, he goes off and searches
for the MacGuffin [Ed. note: That's the plot device that propels
the story, i.e. the Ark] and then stumbles into a story. And at
some point, we have a chance to take a look at it and give some
MTV: And he hasn't found the MacGuffin yet?
Ford: "No, we're still
in the primary stages."
MTV: The end of the last film leaves your character
in a very intriguing position. He has a wife and a kid. Can he
still be that man of adventure with those commitments?
Ford: "And he's seen
something. Remember those are the only witnesses to what he's
seen. That's kind of interesting."
MTV: James Bond is a franchise that's figured
out how to ably switch between actors. If, in 50 years, they find
another man to play Indiana Jones, would that sit all right with
Ford: "The very simple
addition of numbers would make it clear that in 50 years I will
not give a sh-- at all. I will so not care."
MTV: Well what if you knew today that someone
else would wear the hat one day?
Ford: "Fifty years
from now, they can do anything they want."
See the full article at MTV
News and learn more about the wear and tear of working on Indy
4 did to the man who's name is synonymous with box office gold
and big screen excitement. Here's hoping I might get that part as
an "extra" the next time the gang comes to film at Marshall
Posted by Mitchell Hallock