Johnny Depp Has Replaced Harrison Ford as the Next Indiana Jones Actor, Brandishes Iconic Fedora in Lucasfilm Art

Although it would be difficult to replace Ford, Depp's portrayal in the art has garnered positive attention.

johnny depp has replaced harrison ford as the next indiana jones actor, brandishes iconic fedora in lucasfilm art


  • Harrison Ford has ended his journey with the Indiana Jones franchise after the release of the fifth movie, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
  • While Ford has no plans to retire from acting, he is bidding farewell to the iconic character.
  • A fan-made art has surfaced showing Johnny Depp replacing Ford as Indiana Jones, and many believe Depp would be a suitable successor.
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Working with Lucasfilms for over a few decades in its Indiana Jones movies, Harrison Ford ended his journey with the franchise following the release of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The fifth and final adventure marked the end of Ford’s journey as the iconic character. 

Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Harrison Ford

With Harrison Ford stepping away from the role after Dial of Destiny, it’s hardly possible to replace the actor. But if the franchise intends to continue its movies, the next Indiana Jones actor is already here. In a new Lucasfilm art, Johnny Depp appeared to have replaced Ford brandishing the iconic fedora. 

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Johnny Depp Replaced Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

During an interview, Harrison Ford explained that he has no plans to retire from acting. However, the actor is ready to bid adieu to his iconic character Indiana Jones. Unwilling to continue further with his treasure-hunting adventures, Ford bid a bittersweet goodbye to the franchise. 

Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Indiana Jones 5
Harrison Ford ended his treasure-hunting adventure with Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

With the end of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Harrison Ford left the Lucasfilms project forever. Despite working with the Studio for over a few decades, the actor decided to hand over the torch to a younger actor. But unfortunately, no one can ever replace Ford. Although fans have already started looking for actors to take on the role of Indiana Jones. 

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Johnny Depp as Indiana Jones

According to a recent fan-art that surfaced, Johnny Depp has been turned into the potential Indiana Jones. Artist Anon550047 created nearly five images of Depp in an Indiana Jones outfit. And certainly, the actor looks stunning in the art. 


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Fan Art Shows Johnny Depp Brandishing The Iconic Fedora

In the Lucasfilms art created by Anon550047, Johnny Depp appears to be brandishing the iconic fedora. Wearing the exact outfit donned by Harrison Ford, the Rum Diary actor looked like he was made to play the role of the renowned treasure hunter. 

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Fan art portrays Depp as the iconic treasure hunter

Following Harrison Ford’s exit from the franchise, there appears to be an opening for the role. Although Lucasfilm isn’t currently planning on making further Indiana Jones projects, Johnny Depp seems ready to fit the role. Why not? From a pirate to a treasure hunter, Depp can do it all. 

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Depp appears brandishing the iconic fedora

Although it will be difficult to replace the position that Harrison Ford created in the hearts of his fans, Johnny Depp can serve the character well. And the fan art presenting Depp in the rustic look, it’s hard to deny that the actor could be our next Indiana Jones. 

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