Harrison Ford is making what is likely to be his final Indiana Jones film. But don't think for a second, it means someone else will take over the role ̵
Man, I love Harrison Ford. pic.twitter.com/JQ6HY3lyk3
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Harrison Ford is often accused of being grumpy, and even though it may be accurate, he is also pretty funny. Put in point: The above clip has Ford shown on Today Show to promote The Secret Life of Pets 2 where he votes with a dog. During the interview, the actor is asked what will become of Indiana Jones when Ford finishes playing that part. Specifically: Which actor would Ford see taking over the role.
"No one gets Indiana Jones," Ford responds dry. "Don't you get it? I'm Indiana Jones. When I'm gone, he's gone."
Ford will soon shoot his fifth and presumably final Indiana Jones film with director Steven Spielberg. Previously, Spielberg said: "This will be Harrison Ford's last Indiana Jones movie, I'm pretty sure, but it will certainly continue after that." But as far as Ford is concerned, this has not happened. Of course, the actor does not have the final word, and the producers can always decide to restart things. At one point there was even a rumor that the franchise could get a restart with Chris Pratt, who took over the role.
Personally, I would like the part to die with Ford. Indiana Jones is not like James Bond or Batman. The character feels as if he belongs all the way to Ford that if someone else plays him, it will just feel wrong.
Elsewhere in the Harrison Ford interview, the world actor on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and offered some kind words about Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Fords Star Wars copilot Chewbacca, and who died last month. "He was a really sweet man, good man, and he had a hard time physically," Ford said. "It was really hard for him to do what he did for us – what he did for all of us." Mayhew, who was over 7 feet tall, suffered from Marfan Syndrome. You can see Ford talking about Mayhew below.
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