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Steven Spielberg Doesn’t Think Indiana Jones Will Ever Be Recast

Steven Spielberg Doesn't Think Indiana Jones Will Ever Be Recast

While there’s no script, release date or even official announcement that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will make a new ‘Indiana Jones‘ movie together, they have been so positive about reuniting that it’s already seen by many as a foregone conclusion. And it probably is. While Lucasfilm / Disney is currently getting their “Star Wars” universe ready, this is the other big property under the studio’s umbrella waiting to be exploited. However, Spielberg thinks that once Ford hangs up the fedora, that’ll be it for the character. 

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“I don’t think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy. I don’t think that’s ever going to happen,” he told Screen Daily. “It’s certainly not my intention to ever have another actor step into his shoes in the way there have been many actors that have played Spider-Man or Batman. There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones, and that’s Harrison Ford.”

And if you think Spielberg may have to eat his words, and that there’s no way Disney will retire the character, his comments echo those of producer Frank Marshall, who stated in October, “[We’re] not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones…”

Yet who’s to say that the studio won’t find a way to pass the torch, as they tried (and failed very hard) to do with “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull“? At any rate, it’ll be interesting to see if Disney really can roll with letting the franchise go idle after 2008’s last adventure with Ford. But hey, maybe like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” that picture would introduce the new breed to continue the tale. 

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