When it was revealed that Harrison Ford would be returning to take on the iconic role he has made so famous on a number of other occasions, fans were thrilled. They have wondered if the 73-year-old actor would be able to handle the exhaustive filming schedule for Indiana Jones 5, but he’s going to do it, and it’s going to be good. Now, fans are worried about the fate of the historic explorer, and Steven Spielberg has had to say something to let them know what the future holds.
Ford may be getting up there in years, but the guy is still acting, and he’s going to do it as long as his body will allow him. Still, that hasn’t put the minds of his fans at ease, as people just feel as if his career is soon coming to an end and that could spell doom for many of their favorite characters.
As soon as it was announced he was going to be in Indiana Jones 5, people were excited and scared at the exact same time. They loved the idea of him being the only Indy, but fans are worried about what may be coming his way as the franchise looked to move on into the future.
Well, everyone can breathe a little easier now knowing that everything is going to be alright. Steven Spielberg spoke with the Hollywood Reporter and confirmed that everyone will be happier with this film than they were with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
They also don’t have to worry that Harrison Ford is going to die in it as well. Spielberg won’t reveal a whole lot about the plot, but he is letting everyone know they just need to calm down.
“I think this one is straight down the pike for the fans. The one thing I will tell you is I’m not killing off Harrison [Ford] at the end of it.”
That should be a huge relief for so many people after Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There are major plot spoilers ahead, so you’ve been warned.
Anyone who saw The Force Awakens knows the pain and shock they felt when they saw Han Solo (Harrison Ford) killed off by Kylo Ren. A major death was expected and rumored, but no one in their right mind thought it was going to be Han.
Spielberg didn’t want to cast a dark shadow over his film before it even begins shooting, so letting this information come out about Indiana Jones 5 really wasn’t a bad move on his part. This will put everyone’s mind at ease and assure them that Indiana Jones will live on and fans will always see Harrison Ford under the hat.
Maybe in the future, there will be other films in the franchise about someone taking over for Indiana Jones but not taking over for Harrison Ford.
Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper are just two of the numerous names that have been mentioned over the years as possible replacements for Ford. As Spielberg has revealed, it doesn’t seem a replacement will ever be needed, but more of someone to have the torch passed to them for a different role.
Indiana Jones 5 is set to hit theaters on July 19, 2019, and that means there are still three more years until it becomes a released reality. Steven Spielberg knows what the fans want and understands that they really wouldn’t have accepted anyone in the lead role except for Harrison Ford, and that’s why he won’t be killed off. Han Solo may have met his ultimate demise in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but Ford can rest easy knowing that all of his famous characters won’t die.
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