The director of Indiana Jones 5 confirms that Harrison Ford will not be replaced | Rare Techy
❘ Published: 2022-11-15T17:16:44
❘ Renewed: 2022-11-15T17:16:54
Indiana Jones is one of Harrison Ford’s most iconic roles and it seems that no one can replace him – and now the director of Indiana Jones 5 himself has confirmed that no one will.
Indiana Jones is one of the biggest movie franchises. And after more than 50 years on screen, Harrison Ford has easily established himself as the only archeology professor. First appearing as the character in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ford has played the title role in all four films in the franchise, as well as briefly in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
But obviously Ford can’t play the role forever, so there’s been speculation about what will happen to the character and the franchise once Ford officially steps down. Will the streak end or will Jones be recaptured?
Now, Harrison Ford has been adamant that he won’t be drafted again, but he may not have the final say. But now that the fifth film in the franchise is about to be released — in what appears to be the last time Ford is still starring — the film’s director has taken Ford’s stance.
According to James Mangold, Indiana Jones will not be replaced
Indiana Jones 5 director James Mangold, who first joined the currently untitled sequel in 2020 after Steven Spielberg stepped down as director, confirmed to tweet that Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones will never be replaced.
According to the Twitter chat below, rumors circulated around test screenings for the fifth film where she took on the role of Indiana Jones at the end of the film, which was poorly received by audiences.
But not only did Mangold deny that test screenings had taken place, the director also insisted that there would be no such replacement. According to him: “No one will ever replace Indiana Jones. Not in any script. Not in any cut. Never discussed.”
This tweet may not be saying that Harrison Ford himself is being replaced, just Indiana Jones. But it seems quite unlikely that anyone will be considered for the role.
And judging by how attached Ford is to the role — unlike his other standout role, Han Solo, who wished he was dead in exchange for the Jedi — his replacement seems almost cruel. Especially after seeing how emotional the actor got during the movie presentation of the film D23.
And in an age of constant reboots and sequels, it can be hard to say goodbye to Indiana Jones, but it’s best for everyone if we let the series retire with the actor who made it so popular.
Indiana Jones 5 opens in theaters on June 30, 2023.