The Indiana Jones franchise is one of the most beloved action-adventure franchises of all time, and Harrison Ford is the shining star. Ford is undoubtedly the face of the franchise, and wouldn’t it be devastating to hear that some day or the other the actor’s going to finally end his time in the role? Well, that day is today.
As Ford gears up for the fifth installation in the franchise, after already making appearances in the previous four movies, the actor is looking towards retiring from the role. This is, of course, terrible news to hear after having associated the franchise’s name with the actor, but it could also open up newer ventures for other actors to fill in his shoes.
Harrison Ford Is Done Playing Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford first made his appearance as the iconic archaeologist with the release of the first movie in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. After which Indiana Jones became one of the most popular names in cinema history, even going so far as to earn the title of ‘second-greatest film hero of all time’ by the American Film Institute.
The actor’s made numerous appearances in the franchise as well, all up to the latest installation in 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Ford will now be portraying the character one last time in a fifth movie in the franchise. The news came from the Cowboys & Aliens actor himself at this year’s D23 Expo when clearing out the speculations concerning his last-ever appearance as Mungo Kidogo-
“This is it! I will not fall down for you again.”
This news comes as no surprise considering the fact that the guy literally hit the age of 80 this year, and it’s quite impressive that he’s doing a fifth Indiana Jones movie at all at his age.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is Exhausted Working With Harrison Ford In Indiana Jones 5
The award-winning Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge is one of the names to look out for in the latest installment in the Indiana Jones franchise.
The 37-year-old actress will be cast alongside Harrison Ford’s character in the movie as Helena, the goddaughter of Jones. Also joining her will be other notable actors such as Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, and so on.
During a presentation of the first look for the movie at the Lucasfilm Showcase at the D23 Expo, Waller-Bridge spoke about how exhausting it was to work on the movie with the legendary actor-
“I’m just so incredibly lucky to be working with you legends and keeping up with this guy (Ford) is exhausting. We go through so many unbelievable things together and chase each other around the most incredible places and it has been real fun.”
Before any of you guys jump to negative conclusions regarding what she said, what she means to say is that Ford’s work rate is hard to keep up with, and that’s just a testament to how hard-working the 80-year-old actor is.
Waller-Bridge and Ford seem to be a pretty compatible duo, and we hope this chemistry translates into the movie that we’ve all been waiting for ever since Ford said that he’d return for a fifth Indiana Jones movie in 2008, more than a decade ago!
The fifth Indiana Jones movie will release on June 20, 2023, given it doesn’t get delayed again.