Harrison Ford Would Love to Play Indiana Jones Again, Offers Advice for Young Han Solo
There’s been talk for years now of another Indiana Jones movie, with fans clamoring to see Harrison Ford pick up the whip for another adventure, especially since Indy’s last outing was so underwhelming. Producer Frank Marshall recently revealed that there is definitely talk of a new Indiana Jones movie, and although Chris Pratt has been the rumored favorite to take over the franchise, Disney and Lucasfilm have no plans of re-casting the role Ford has made so iconic. Good news for those guys, because Ford says he’d love to make another Indy movie.
Entertainment Weekly dropped a ton of new Star Wars coverage today, including special edition magazine covers, a gallery of new images and some plot details about The Force Awakens. They also spoke with Harrison Ford about reprising his role as Han Solo, with the actor commenting on the classic character’s growth (or lack thereof) and confirming that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are “probably talking to the young Han Solo” for the spinoff film, set to hit theaters in 2018.
When asked what advice Ford would give for the actor that signs on to play the younger version of Han, the actor said:
I would say, ‘Talk to your director. Watch the movies. And welcome aboard. Make it your own.’
EW also didn’t miss an opportunity to ask Ford about the possibility of returning to his other famous franchise, and the actor seemed quite optimistic about the idea:
Oh, yeah. Yeah, I’d love to do another Indiana Jones. A character that has a history and a potential, kind of a rollicking good movie ride for the audience, Steven Spielberg as a director — what’s not to like?
As of now, it seems that Disney and Lucasfilm are still trying to figure out how to make another Indiana Jones sequel. Ford is 73 years old, so they don’t exactly have much time to waste if they want to put him back in action. In order to continue the franchise, they’d need to cast a younger protagonist as a protege who could transition to his own series of adventures, but the last time they tried that, we got Shia LaBeouf’s Mutt Williams. And according to LaBeouf’s reactions during that portion of his ongoing #AllMyMovies marathon, not even he was much of a fan.