Even as the Lucasfilm casting department busies itself trying to find just the right young actor to reembody Han Solo in a potential string of Star Wars Anthology films, Steven Spielberg is echoing the sentiments of producer Frank Marshall and insisting that Harrison Ford’s other iconic action role will remain his in perpetuity.
“I don’t think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy. I don’t think that’s ever going to happen,” Spielberg reveals in an interview with Screen Daily. “It’s certainly not my intention to ever have another actor step into his shoes in the way there have been many actors that have played Spider-Man or Batman. There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones and that’s Harrison Ford.”
As comforting as it may be to know that cinema’s favorite aging archeologist will not be getting a dank makeover for Generation Founder, the lingering memory of Indiana Jones And Crystal Kingdom Of The Alien Skull or whatever forces some questions about the series and whether it might have run its course. Like, for example, why does Spielberg remain so into the idea of a fifth film despite its star being in his mid-seventies?
“Because there are more adventures out there than films,” Spielberg pronounced fortune-cookishly. “So, as long as there’s more adventures out there, I’ve got a bullwhip, a fedora, a leather jacket and a man on a horse who knows how to get the job done.”
[via Coming Soon]