Rumor has it that Harrison Ford would only return to the Star Wars universe on condition that he be allowed to don the fedora and leather jacket of Indiana Jones once more. Or make that twice more. Those in the know are saying that Disney, which bought the rights to the franchise and characters last year following the blockbuster Lucasfilm deal, are now holding up their end, trying to find a way to get Ford to continue the adventures of everyone’s favorite globetrotting archaeologist-adventurer.
According to Market Saw, Ford is negotiating for two more Indys, which is pretty ambitious considering that Ford turns 72 years old this summer. I’m not saying that he looks bad, or that he’s in bad shape or anything, but let’s be honest, when you get to a certain age, time is running against you. I mean, wasn’t that the point of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Here’s the quote:
“Regarding Harrison Ford, two more Indiana Jones features are in the negotiation stages as per Ford’s contract clause on Star Wars, which is the primary reason he didn’t ‘publicly’ or ‘privately’ commit, or so I’m told.”
There’s no word yet as to whether or not any of the other franchise stalwarts, such as writer/producer George Lucas or director Steven Spielberg, will be involved, but I assume that Disney is more interested in locking Ford down for Star Wars rather than going full-throttle on a new Indiana Jones. Oh, they’ll want to get there eventually, they paid some pretty big dough for the brand, but they’re running against the clock on Episode VII and need to start filming that posthaste in order to meet the Christmas 2015 release date.
As for Indiana Jones 5, what should we call it? Indiana Jones and the Hip Replacement of Doom? Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Retirement Home? Raiders of the Medicine Cabinet? Sound off with your ideas and suggestions below.
Source: Geek Tyrant