We've proven over the last couple of years that the entertainment industry has a fondness for "legacy characters" and nearly 15 years after his last action-packed adventure, Harrison Ford is returning to the big screen as Indiana Jones in what many believe his final outing as the beloved explorer. As it stands, details surrounding the fifth Indiana Jones film remain under wraps but it turns out that Indy 5 wasn't always a project that interested the 80-year-old Hollywood legend.
Empire recently sat down with the Star Wars icon to discuss the upcoming project where he revealed his initial inhibitions about agreeing to reprise his Indiana Jones role, over a decade after the last film. While he said that he was interested in seeing how Indy is after all these years as long as he was presented with a good story, he did admit that doing a fifth film felt unnecessary for him. He explains: "I didn't feel it was necessary to do another one."
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In case you didn't know, Harrison felt the same way about reprising Han Solo in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. However, despite his apparent disinterest in returning as the "half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder", a character he always thought was "one-dimensional", he still agreed to return for two films under the divisive trilogy.
It's almost safe to assume that Indiana Jones 5 will mark the end of Ford's storied tenure as the iconic archeologist. If that wasn't obvious enough, Disney and Lucasfilm are said to be developing a series centered on the character which would likely serve as a reboot for the franchise.
Indiana Jones 5 is currently slated for theatrical release on June 30, 2023.