We’ll be seeing a lot of Harrison Ford in the next couple of months as the marketing campaign gears up for the November 1st premiere of Harrison’s latest film role as Col. Hyrum Graff in Ender’s Game. These appearances and interviews will certainly turn to talk about Ford’s involvement in Star Wars: Episode VII and the chances we might see his other iconic character Professor Indiana Jones return to the big screen. Recently, Ford sat down with The Telegraph and had a few words about the possibility of a fifth movie in the Indy franchise.
We’ve seen the character develop and grow over a period of time and it’s perfectly appropriate and okay for him to come back again with a great movie around him where he doesn’t necessarily have to kick as much ass,tTo me, what was interesting about the character was that he prevailed, that he had courage, that he had wit, that he had intelligence, that he was frightened and that he still managed to survive. That I can do.
What do you think, can he do it again? Should he do it again after the last train wreck Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Money wise it’s a no-brainer, Crystal Skull made$800 million dollars on a $180 million dollar budget even though the whole thing was a snooze-fest and any sequel will easily make back any investment costs.
Spielberg, when last asked about Indy 5 he said he had not found the Crystal Skull‘s stories “MacGuffin” satisfying and worried about the next movies story.
I sympathize with people who didn’t like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin… George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn’t want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in – even if I don’t believe in it – I’m going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it.
You have to ask George Lucas. George is in charge of breaking the stories. He’s done it on all four movies. Whether I like the stories or not, George has broken all the stories… He is working on Indy V. We haven’t gone to screenplay yet, but he’s working on the story. I’ll leave it to George to come up with a good story.
I’m betting that we’ll eventually see another Indy movie with Ford, then we’ll get a few years before the whole thing is rebooted with a new actor. [Allowing time for his latest role in The Expendables 3!]
Via: Comic Book Movie