Harrison Ford Updates Indiana Jones 5; Wouldn't Mind Seeing the Character Die
Posted 07.17.11 by Ryan
Since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released in 2008, fans have been wondering when the next chapter of the franchise was going to arrive. While Kingdom of the Crystal Skull may have had a polarizing effect on fanbase opinions, $768 million in worldwide box office receipts proved there was still plenty of interest in Indiana Jones.
In September of 2009, Harrison Ford admitted he, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas all "agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern," which he later described as "crazy, but great."
Last year, it was rumored Indiana Jones 5 (working title) might include a trip to the Bermuda Triangle, but months later, Ford said he had yet to see " anything on paper" for a fifth installment.
Last month, Shia LaBeouf said a fifth Indiana Jones movie was "not so far off" revealing Ford was "staying in the gym" and that Lucas was working on the plot of the movie. In a recent interview with Extra, Ford remained coy about progress on Indy 5, though he admitted he would like to return to the iconic role.
I don't know if it will happen. I don't know when it'll happen. It's in the hands of others at the moment. I would like us to make another Indiana Jones movie. I would like us to make a really good Indiana Jones movie and I would be happy to be involved. I love working with Steven, I love working with George. It'd be fun.
Saying he would like to make "a really good Indiana Jones movie" somewhat implies he was unhappy with the way Kingdom of the Skull turned out, an opinion that LaBeouf made public last year when he said he felt the sequel "dropped the ball" and that Ford "wasn't happy with it either." Ford later retaliated against LaBeouf's comments calling his onscreen son a "f**king idiot", admitting LaBeouf is "ambitious, attentive, and talented" but is still learning "how to deal with a situation which is very unique and difficult." Those comments seem to show Ford is more experienced with handling the media while doing press for a movie, which could explain his suddenly vague commentary, or, he could also be telling the whole truth.
In a separate interview with EW, Ford claimed Indy 5 was just "rumors" while also admitting he wouldn't be against the iconic character dying in a fifth installment.
I always want my characters to die. I thought Han Solo should have died at the end of the last Star Wars movie, just because it seemed right for the character. And I’d be happy to make another Indiana Jones movie — but at this point it’s all just rumors.
We're on the fence about the prospect of seeing Indiana Jones die in a sequel, which might be worse than vine-swinging monkeys.