Harrison Ford Talks “Indiana Jones 5” + Han Solo Spin-Off
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Harrison Ford was asked about reprising his role as Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones 5. He stated that: “The opportunity to work with Steven again on this character which has brought pleasure to so many… Not to mention me. It’s fun, it’s great fun to play this character. It’s great fun to work with Steven, I’m looking forward to it.”
Even though Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was a poorly-written action blockbuster with underwhelming CGI, the prospect of another Indiana Jones film is promising simply because Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade are two of the greatest films ever made. Also, few action-adventure films offer the same thrills, amazing stunt work, and excellent sense of humor that the Indiana Jones franchise offers. Harrison Ford’s return to the role makes Indiana Jones 5 more exciting. While Disney is likely to reboot Indiana Jones after Harrison Ford retires from this role, the prospect of seeing Ford as Indiana Jones is far more exciting than any other actor in this role; even Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jurassic World”).
Speaking of Harrison Ford’s iconic roles, on Ellen he offered some advice to the candidates trying to win the role of Han Solo in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story: “Don’t do it.” Considering that Harrison Ford complained about portraying Han Solo in the past and expressed his desire for the character to meet his demise in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, this advice is hardly surprising. It is also possible that Ford is trying to warn the candidates that winning the role of Han Solo in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story will place a lot of pressure on them to live up to Ford’s excellent portrayal of the character in Star Wars Episodes IV – VII.
For those looking forward to Indiana Jones 5, it is important to note that it is being helmed by Steven Spielberg (“Bridge of Spies,” “Schindler’s List,”) and written by David Koepp (“Jurassic Park,” “Spider-Man,” and “Mission: Impossible”). This highly-anticipated sequel is set to debut on July 19th, 2019.
Han Solo: A Star Wars Story will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Lego Movie,” “21 Jump Street,” and “22 Jump Street”). Screenwriters Lawrence (“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back,” and “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”) and Jonathan Kasdan (“The First Time”) co-wrote the screenplay for this action blockbuster, which will be released on May 25th, 2018.
Do you agree with Ford’s comments on Indiana Jones 5 and Han Solo: A Star Wars Story?