Indy 5 Is Harrison Ford's Last Indiana Jones Film; May Pass Torch To Female Lead
The actor will put on the hat one more time!
Indiana Jones 5 to be Harrison Ford's Final Performance as the Iconic Character!
The Sun reports that Ready Player One director Steven Spielberg thinks that Indiana Jones 5 will be Harrison Ford’s last movie in the franchise. “This will be Harrison Ford’s last Indiana Jones movie, I am pretty sure, but it will certainly continue after that,” he said. Spielberg also discussed the possibility of Indiana Jones being played by a female. Despite knowing that fans would be outraged over the character’s gender changing, he thinks it is time for the change to happen. “We’d have to change the name from Jones to Joan. And there would be nothing wrong with that,” he said. Rumors of recasting have been swirling for years as fans and movie makers have tried to figure out how to continue the popular franchise without it's star, and it seems Spielberg likes the idea of bringing in a new character to carry on the adventures.
Filming for Indiana Jones will begin in April of next year. Set for a July 20, 2020 release date, the film will again see Spielberg teaming up with Harrison Ford, who is reprising his iconic role, and franchise producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshal. The screenplay is written by David Koepp. Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office. The character was created by Star Wars visionary George Lucas and every film in the series is directed by Steven Spielberg.