‘Indiana Jones 5’ Cast Rumors: Harrison Ford Proves Determination To Get Back To Work On Adventure Movies, Spotted Refusing Assistance After Broken Foot [PHOTOS]
He's still recovering from a broken foot, but Harrison ford appears more determined than ever not to let injury or his more advanced age stop him from playing the action hero in films.
The 72-year-old, who broke his foot on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII in June, was spotted by photographers as he hobbled to his private jet for unspecified travel-and appeared to refuse any assistance along the way.
Despite arriving with wife Calista Flockhart and her son, Liam, Ford managed to use his hands-free crutch device to not only get to the plane and up the stairs, but to carry some items with him along the way, including some papers and a bottle of wine.
The photos only seem to corroborate what his Star Wars co-star, Andy Serkis, said about the actor's determination to get to work again back on July 14.
"Poor guy. But apparently he's been-pardon the pun-a real trooper," Serkis said. "He wants to get back on set as quickly as possible and get on with it."
The news of his determination is also good for fans who are hoping he would reprise his role in the as-of-yet unannounced Indiana Jones 5, a role that he has been rumored to be at risk for losing.
Though earlier rumors his longtime role would be recast with either Bradley Cooper or Robert Pattinson were previously debunked, ones about Pattinson have come back into the spotlight, with several reports quoting the original story about Disney wanting a younger and fresher face for the film because of the potential business opportunities a newer actor could bring.
"Disney is looking at its long-term options for the Indiana Jones franchise," earlier reports stated. "They feel that the series has huge potential on so many levels, starting with the films leading to other spin-offs like games which can generate more money than movies."
And Pattinson, who endeared himself to scores of fans by starring as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series, was reportedly at the top of the list for new actors, because he had proven to be more of an actor since his days playing the lovelorn vampire.
However, Pattinson previously debunked the rumors, telling reporters at a red-carpet event for his film The Rover in June that he hadn't even been approached by Disney for an opportunity.
"I don't know why. Why is that coming out?" he asked when a reported questioned him about playing the whip-cracking adventurer. "I honestly don't understand what it's all about. Man, I wish!"