Harrison Ford was the first and only Indiana Jones and he hopes it stays that way when he’s finally done playing the adventurous archaeologist…
There can be only one Indiana Jones.
That’s according to Harrison Ford, who originated the role of the treasure-seeking archaeologist with 1981’s ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ with plans to reprise the role in an upcoming fifth film based on the character due out in 2021.
While there have been rumors for years that Disney could potentially reboot the franchise after purchasing Lucasfilm — and thus becoming the owners to the rights of the Indiana Jones films — Ford apparently wants to see none of that.
He was just recently asked when appearing on ‘The Today Show’ who should replace him when he finally decides to hang up the whip and the fedora.
“Nobody is going to be Indiana Jones, don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones,” Ford said with a laugh. “When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy.”
Many speculated that ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star Chris Pratt could be the perfect replacement for Ford when he decides to stop portraying Indiana Jones but that definitely doesn’t sit well with him either.
With a smirk on his face, Ford joked about ‘Chris Pine’ being sad that he won’t get to play the role now that he’s said no one should ever take over Indiana Jones once he’s done.
“This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine this,” Ford said. “I’m sorry, man.”
Even at 70 years old, Ford is just as spry as ever with no plans of slowing down any time soon. While there have been several delays in getting the next ‘Indiana Jones’ movie off the ground, it’s still expected that Ford will film the role sometime in the next year with Steven Spielberg returning to direct.