‘Indiana Jones 5’ Will Be Harrison Ford’s Last, Says Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg says 'Indiana Jones 5' will be Harrison Ford's final time playing Indy and suggests the franchise would move forward with a female lead.

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Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will reunite to bring Indiana Jones back to big screen with a fifth adventure scheduled to begin production next April. In an interview with The Sun, Spielberg stated that the upcoming film will be Ford’s final time playing the famous archaeologist and commented on the future of the franchise once Ford retires from the role.

Spielberg discussed how he believes it is time for the titular adventurer to take a “different form” and suggested that a woman could lead the franchise in the future:

“We’d have to change the name from Jones to Joan. And there would be nothing wrong with that.”

Regardless of what direction the film series takes, Spielberg believes Indy’s fifth journey mark Ford’s final time playing the role:

“This will be Harrison Ford’s last Indiana Jones movie, I am pretty sure, but it will certainly continue after that.”

Spielberg will direct the fifth Indiana Jones film from a screenplay written by David Koepp. John Williams, who composed the music for all 4 of Indy’s adventures, will return to write the score.

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Indiana Jones 5 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 10, 2020.

Source: The Sun

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