‘Indiana Jones 5’ News: Harrison Ford Will Be Back For Fifth Film, But Rest Of Franchise Will Be Like ‘James Bond?’ [PHOTOS]
Rumors have been flying for some time that Harrison Ford wouldn't be returning for Indiana Jones 5-but a new report seems to hint that the 72-year-old actor would be back for a fifth film, but wouldn't come back for a sixth.
According to American Live Wire, Disney may not be looking to replace Ford for the much-speculated eventual film, but could instead have him pass the torch to a new actor for a sixth film and beyond.
Citing the fact that the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII will likely be the last time Ford wears his Han Solo costume, the website goes on to speculate that Indy 5 would be the last time he dons the fedora and whip as well.
In October 2013, Ford expressed his desire to play the role on Indiana Jones at least one more time, but acknowledged that his age could prevent him from doing much more than that.
"I would do it in a New York minute, yes...I don't think there is any barrier to Indiana Jones being an old fart," he said at the time. "I'm old enough that we don't need (Sean Connery) any more. I'm old enough to play my own father!"
Since Disney isn't likely to only make one film for the franchise, they may give Ford one last turn at the character-before having him pass the role on to someone else, similarly to how the James Bond franchise had continued on for over 50 years.
That franchise, which has been steadily producing new films since 1962, has seen 23 movies starring six different actors: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig have all taken on the role.