Harrison Ford Talks Indy 5

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

When Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released back in 2008 it was met by some disappointment but a massive $786 million worldwide gross. In Hollywood that only means one thing – a sequel, and there have been rumblings of a fifth Indiana Jones adventure since Skull was released. Now, Harrison Ford has spoken again about the film whilst promoting his new movie Extreme Measures (formerly Crowley).

When talking to MTV Ford gave little away, but again made it clear that he was still interested in a new Indy film – if the script interests him. Ford said:

“George is working on an idea, and if it comes to a fruitful stage, all of us are very interested in making another.”

Ford went on to talk about the direction that he would like his character to take in a new film.

“I think it would be interesting to advance the understanding of the character, as we always have had that ambition throughout the series. I think it would be interesting to deepen the relationship between he and his son and play on that relationship. … It’s full of opportunity. The series is full of opportunity.”

The former Han solo implies that everyone in the Jones family will return – if a fifth adventure makes it to screens – including his new bride:

“Karen’s a wonderful actress, I’ve always enjoyed working with her. I’m hoping that there’ll be a part for all of us in the next one.”

Indiana Jones 4 Harrison Ford Talks Indy 5

It looks like Ford, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are still very interested in making a new Indiana Jones film. I’d like to think that the interest isn’t financially motivated,and that they like working together. I quite liked Crystal Skull, and while it isn’t the best film in the Indy series it does (in my opinion) improve with age. Having said that, I feel that the major flaw with the film is Janusz Kaminski’s terrible cinematography!

I’m up for an Indiana Jones 5, but I’d still like to see Kevin Costner as his evil illegitimate, younger brother, a rumor that circulated almost 20 years ago, but I’m guessing that the archaeologist cannot find another long lost family member in the next film.

More on Indiana Jones 5 when we get it.

Source: MTV

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  2. Gotta agree that the cinematography hurt Crystal Skull a bunch. Character and stories aside, Skull just didn’t look or feel like an Indy movie, mostly because of the high saturation and over-reliance on CGI.

    While Skull is definitely my least favorite (I’m one of the ones who loves Temple of Doom the most) I didn’t really have too many problems with the film other than the CGI. Flying refrigerators, swinging monkeys, etc, were really, really out of place.

    Yeah, the first three had ridiculous stunts, too, some of which are probably more unlikely than some of the ones that showed up in Crystal Skull, but at least all of them were actually performed by stuntmen and caught on film for real. That’s the big thing.

    I don’t care how unbelievable the stunts are, as long as someone actually attempted them on film.

  3. I think Harrison has finally realised its Indy 5 or more lame films like “Extreme Measures.”

  4. Less cgi/aliens. More Sean connery/humor.

  5. Ahahahaaa…

    When I read the title of this article, the little Darth Vader in my head suddenly yelled, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”

  6. I refuse to watch Indy 4,and I will refuse to watch Indy 5.

    Hey Harrison,time to hang up the whip.

  7. @jerseycajun

    Actually, if I recall correctly, League burned Connery badly enough that he was offered a role in The Matrix and turned it down because he thought it would be just as shlocky. :-)


  8. the skull was a bad movie in terms of the ending but other then the last 30 minutes of the movie it was a good film. that said i think the next one will be better it’s the path lucas and spielberg take. think about it episode 5 was better then 4 in the starwars movies and the last crusade was better then doom by far and there is the jurassic park disater that was the second movie only to come back and do the third movie and actually was a lot better so just going off this premis then indy 5 should be an inprovement so i’ll wait till it comes out before i make a judgement on this one cause it’s hollywood and the strange team of lucas and spielberg you never know what you’ll get.

  9. Connery’s character was killed off in Indy 4.

    At this point its Shia and Ford.
    Let’s hope the writings good.
    I actually liked I4 btw!!!

  10. Vic, someone told me he was offered the role of Gandalf as well and turned it down as well.

    Word has it he’s enjoying retirement quite well, and good for him. His career was a long and storied one.

    The irony is, ‘League’ ended with a teaser that Connery’s character Quartermaine, would be resurrected for a potential sequel, but it killed his interest in making any more films.

  11. @jerseycajun

    I actually thought Connery was offered the role of Saruman in LOTR, but I could be wrong.

  12. i liked the 4th one but karen allen seemed to be playing karen allen and not marion ravenwood from raiders. if they bring her back,they should set the story near home maybe localize itmore than having him globetrotting again…

  13. Indy 4 felt different in ways (didnt quite expect aliens! but i can dig it) and the CGI did give it a different feel also….but it was still an enjoyable movie. I had a lot of fun with it.

  14. I liked Indy 4 too. It wasn’t my favourite out of all the 4 films, but don’t be under no illusion that it was the worst of the 4 films. May I draw your attention to the second film in the franchise….. Thank you…. point made.

  15. Indy 4 was like putting on a cold wet pair of underwear. Very uncomfortable.

  16. Indy 4 jumped the shark in many ways, but I still found it easy to enjoy. I haven’t gone back for another viewing, which is telling, but I would see another Indy film. I say do it.

  17. Just make sure they make it about the Lost City of Atlantis…

  18. I loved Crystal Skull too! It got a lot of hate, but I think it fit right in with the rest of the seies. The aliens were a little weird, but I didn’t have any problem with the fridge accident or anything else. I would definitely be up for a 5th adventure with Indy!

  19. The part where indy survived in the fridge was pretty cool.

  20. Guilty as charged. I did enjoy 4 as well. ( even with stink’n Shy-LA!)I do have to disagree with an earlier CGI comment. There was not as much as you think there was, besides the obvious last act. That is what made it an Indy film. I would welcome another.

  21. I don’t really get all the Shila hate. The kid is a decent actor just made some bad choices like Transformers ugh. However while Eagle Eye and Disturbia were not master pieces he put in a decent performance. I use to hate on him before I saw those two films.

    My biggest problem with Indy was the script oh and Aliens wtf.

  22. the puzzle solving in 4 was really lame. and thats what i enjoyed most in about all of the films.

    and there wasnt any real point to the treasure they were hunting, besides the wtf principle.

    no indy about to die ending, or indys father dying. and lebouffe looks dumb and just bothered me. i know thats the era, but still.. dumb

  23. Anybody that can advocate episode 2 over 4 has a giant hole that needs filled by a cultural sensitivities course. Number 2 was filled with far greater egregious trash than you can find in 4 with a microscope. Making Atlantis the McGuffin in a future film is a bad idea too. Your going to hide a city or continent in the 50′s. After two world wars? Right, put it on the dark side of the moon why don’t ya. Better yet call Cameron in and give it the “Abyss” treatment…

  24. Temple Of Doom is easily the worst out of the four, by a long shot. Give me crystal skulls and Mutt Williams anyday over Willie Scott!!!