'Indiana Jones 5' Cast Rumors: Harrison Ford Recast NOT Happening, Film Won't Happen Without Original Star? [PHOTO]
Despite a slew of rumors that Harrison Ford wouldn't be a part of an upcoming Indiana Jones 5 film and the iconic role would be recast, new reports indicate that if Harrison Ford is not signed on to reprise the role, the film won't happen.
In a new interview, longtime producer Frank Marshall reiterated that the film still isn't even in the early stages of being made, but that when the talks begin, the series would still include Ford, because there was no interest in going the James Bond route and passing the role off to new actors every few years.
"There are a lot of rumors. We haven't even sat down to talk about Indy yet...at some point we'll sit down," he told Total Film. "But there's a bunch of people who could probably take the baton, [But we are] not doing the Bond thing where we're going to call somebody else Indiana Jones...we have to figure this out."
Rumors circulated in mass in 2014 that the project was in the works, and would include someone new in the iconic role, which Ford was deemed too old for. Among the names floated around as possible recast actors were Bradley Cooper and Robert Pattinson, though the most persistent name, which did carry over into 2015, was Chris Pratt.
However, with the new interview, it appears that Ford could reclaim his title after all.