Harrison Ford: I’d love to do another rollicking Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford is definitely considering reprising his role as Indiana Jones for a fifth instalment of the popular franchise.
Harrison Ford would make another Indiana Jones film as long as it was a “rollicking good movie ride”.
The actor has played the whip cracking archaeologist in four films in the franchise, starting with Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981 and his last offering was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008.
Despite his advancing years, 73 year old Harrison hasn’t ruled out reprising the role for another instalment.
“Oh, yeah, Yeah, I’d love to do another Indiana Jones,” he told Entertainment Weekly magazine. “A character that has a history and a potential, kind of a rollicking good movie ride for the audience, Steven Spielberg as a director — what’s not to like?”
Harrison is arguably most famous for his roles as Indiana, as well as Han Solo in the Star Wars movies.
He will be returning to the latter in the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, which is due for release this December (15).
Harrison took the opportunity to dismiss claims Han has lost some of his trademark sarcasm in the new film, insisting fans will be glad to see many of his alter egos original characteristics as well as new sides to him.
“There’s not an abandoning of the character,” Harrison replied. “He does not aspire to the position of Obi-‘Ben’ Kenobi, nor do I aspire to be some New Age Alec Guinness. His development is consistent with the character, and there are emotional elements which have occasioned his growth.”
The upcoming film is a new take on the Star Wars story, from director J.J. Abrams.
It is set 30 years after 1983’s Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, but Harrison insists his alter ego is much the same as he was in the last film.
“We spend a lot more time (in the movie) on his failure to master basic skills, like accounting, and accounting for his own behaviour,” Harrison continued. “There’s a lot of the rogue still left in Solo. Some things don’t change.”
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