Harrison Ford wants another Indiana Jones movie so bad that he reportedly held Han Solo hostage to get the project on the table at Disney.
Despite rumors that the Blade Runner star will reprise his role as Han Solo in director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, his involvement isn’t set in stone just yet. However, that hasn’t stopped fans from getting their hopes up.
According to Slashfilm, there’s a rumor going around that Harrison Ford wouldn’t return to the Star Wars franchise until Disney agreed to put Indiana Jones 5 into motion. Is there any truth to these reports? Your guess is as good as anyone’s at this point.
JediNews reports that Ford agreed to play Han Solo before Disney purchased Lucasfilm for over $1 billion last year. Although Disney’s involvement with the series reportedly threatened to derail the actor’s participation in the highly-anticipated sequel, these problems vanished over the summer.
The website explained:
“Ford wanted a commitment to Indy 5. He did not get this as there is no plot line or script in place. What did happen was an agreement was made wherein an outline would be developed by the end of calendar year 2014, and if all parties can agree to it moving forward, efforts would be made to move on Indy 5 for release before the end of 2016.”
It’s also believed that Harrison Ford signed a multi-picture Star Wars deal with Disney. However, Disney hasn’t confirmed this agreement or his Indiana Jones 5 deal as of this writing. In other words, treat all of this as rumor for now.
However, it’s no secret that the Ender’s Game star is definitely down for returning to the world of Indiana Jones for one more adventure. He admitted as much during a recent conversation with the folks at The Telegraph.
Harrison Ford told the publication:
“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. To 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.”
Given that fans and critics absolutely hated Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it’s not surprising that Ford wants to give the iconic character a proper send-off. Here’s hoping the actor and the studio can work something out.
Are you a fan of Harrison Ford? What do you think about the rumor that Ford wouldn’t play Han Solo again unless Disney agreed to make Indiana Jones 5?
[Image via Paramount Pictures / Lucasfilm]