Harrison Ford returning as Indiana Jones for fifth franchise film
Indiana Jones is coming back and there is only one person able enough to portray the character. Stating the obvious purportedly, as it's Harrison Ford and he will be donning his explorer hat for the fifth and final time. The news brings joy to his fans who were undecided about the future of the franchise after there were rumors of Ford discontinuing his stint.
The news comes through a tweet by Disney on December 11. The content behemoth shared an announcement about the original series Willow and its 2022 release schedule via Twitter. Replying to that tweet as another update, Disney wrote that Lucasfilm is in the pre-production stage of the fifth film of Indiana Jones and "Indy" aka Ford "will be back to continue his journey."
Lucasfilm is in pre-production on the next installment of Indiana Jones. At the helm is James @Mang0ld, director of Ford v Ferrari, and Indy himself, Harrison Ford, will be back to continue his iconic character’s journey. Adventure arrives July 2022.— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020
The fifth film will also arrive in 2022 as the tweet reports. Watching Ford reprise his iconic role is relieving for fans after rumors broke out that Jurassic World alum Chris Pratt may replace Jones in the franchise. However, Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall rubbished the rumors when contacted recently. "There will only be one Indiana Jones, and that's Harrison Ford," Marshall had said.
But Ford gave a fitting reply to such rumors in 2015. "Nobody else is gonna be Indiana Jones! Don't you get it? I'm Indiana Jones. When I'm gone, he's gone. It's easy... This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine this," Ford said. Ford starred in eight films nominated for Best Picture in Academy Awards but has not won one.
The 78-year-old actor has starred in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). Paying tribute to late co-star Sean Connery who essayed the role of Indiana's father and professor Henry Jones, Ford had said, "Rest in peace, dear friend."