Indiana Jones is one of the most iconic figures in movies. He has had four big screen cinematic adventures with a fifth one on the horizon currently set for release on July 10, 2020, marking the last time Harrison Ford wears the iconic fedora.
Director Steven Spielberg has already talked about how the next Indiana Jones could be a woman. The reaction to this news was met with the immediate dismissal that normally comes to recasting an iconic character and typically made worse when someone even makes the mere suggestion of race or gender bending a role. A large amount of this backlash comes from the simple fact that to a good portion of fans it is hard to separate Harrison Ford from the part. Just look at how hard it is for audiences to accept Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo.
Yet unlike Han Solo, it shouldn’t be too difficult for people to imagine another Indiana Jones because we’ve already seen other versions of the character. River Phoenix, Corey Carrier and Sean Patrick Flanery have all portrayed younger incarnations of the character and George Hall played a 90-year-old version of the character. There is a precedent for another actor playing Indiana Jones.
It is highly unlikely Disney will let this brand go. The studio could continue the franchise similarly to Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Creed, doing a midquel set between Last Crusade and Crystal Skull or even a reboot of the franchise. The possibilities are endless. But for now, take at look ten performers that Disney and Lucasfilm should consider as next Indiana Jones. Click Next to get started!