Indiana Jones 5 is still shooting at the moment and it looks like the last time Harrison Ford will play the iconic role, but is anyone set to replace him?
In true Hollywood fashion, it seems that Indy will be going on for a few more movies since they can’t just let him die in our memories, they have to squeeze out every penny they can from their cash cows.
I will start off by saying, this is rumor control.
A source has told the Daily Mail, which is well known for its honesty and truth…not, that the producer of Indiana Jones 5, Kathleen Kennedy wants to make:
“…big, bold changes to the franchise.”
That’s what Kathleen said about Star Wars and we know how that turned out. There have been reports of her leaving Lucasfilm, but who really knows what’s going on? If she is staying and if she is going to carry on producing Indiana Jones, it’s another beloved franchise we can all say goodbye to.
The reason? Kennedy reportedly went on to say:
“It would be a huge statement, and a great role for Phoebe.”
Yes, the Fleabag star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is starring alongside Ford in Indy 5, seems to be the best option to carry on the series of movies, as a female Indy.
At the moment, the production company has not confirmed this and there has been no response from Waller-Bridge’s people. Ford, now 79, likes to do his own stunts, and the production of Indy 5 had to be put on hold because he injured his shoulder. A production member said:
“It is Harrison’s last outing as Indiana and everyone thought it would be plain sailing.
After the initial delays everyone was raring to go. But now Harrison is injured and it is worse than first thought. The film’s bosses have come together to work out the scheduling and it’s chaos. The earliest they think they can restart the production is September.
It was not what anyone was expecting so to have to change everything is a huge blow. Everyone was concerned for Harrison and they are glad he is on the mend.”
They have confirmed this will be the last time Ford plays Indiana Jones, the man in the hat, but it seems it won’t be the last movie. Will Hollywood ever learn?