Frank Marshall Gives Some Details About ‘Indiana Jones 5’, Future of Indy

Producer Frank Marshall gave a few details about the upcoming Indiana Jones 5, and also discussed the future of Harrison Ford’s iconic character. Turns out, they aren’t gonna do “The Bond thing” and bring in new actors in the future. We’ll see about that.

Marshall spoke to Variety about Harrison Ford being the only Indiana Jones:

“It’s all about the story. I think both in the ‘Jason Bourne’ series and on ‘Indiana Jones,’ we are not going to do the Bond thing… We think those characters are iconic, and those are the only actors who can play that.”

Of course Jeremy Renner tried to take the mantle of Bourne from Matt Damon, but it didn’t work. And he wasn’t Jason Bourne, so I see where he’s coming from. He also talked about Indiana Jones 5, which Ford and Steven Spielberg are getting to pretty quickly (the film is set for a July 2019 release). This new Indy will be a continuation of the Kingdom of The Crystal Skull. Now, this could be taken any number of ways. Sure this will be a continuation of the characters, meaning Karen Allen and The LaBeouf could be back in the fold.

Let’s hope it means only this, and not that there will be some sort of narrative spillover from the fourth film, who most like to pretend never happened.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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