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Steven Spielberg Says No One Can Be Indiana Jones But Harrison Ford

Talking recently about Star Wars and his career in general, Harrison Ford has said he’d be happy to work on another Indiana Jones film. And according to Steven Spielberg , no one else could or should replace Ford as the iconic adventurer. Speaking with Screen International , Spielberg made his feelings clear. “I don’t think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen,” he said, denying recent rumours that someone such as Chris Pratt could take over the fedora and whip. “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.” Which doesn’t rule out someone else playing a Jones family member again after a film we’re reliably informed was called Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, but which mysteriously escapes our memory for now. Of course, whi

Indiana Jones Will Return

The rumors about a fifth Indiana Jones movie have been in the air for a good few years now, but in a recent interview with Vanity Fair , Star Wars and Lucasfilm president and all-round super-producer Kathleen Kennedy has officially confirmed that yes, Indy will be back, although in what form and when remains to be seen. "[An Indiana Jones film] will one day be made inside this company," said Kennedy. "When it will happen, I’m not quite sure. We haven’t started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it." There was some very loud chatter about Chris Pratt picking up the whip, but that remains unconfirmed, and with his roles in on-going franchises Guardians Of The Galaxy and Jurassic World being so similar to everyone's favourite fortune hunter, this might put pay to that idea - or make it an easier decision for Lucasfilm to make, should Pratt want the gig. There's also been some talk about Steven Spielberg coming back to direct, and some t

Steven Spielberg Hoping to Direct Chris Pratt Indiana Jones Reboot

Indy may change, but the director stays the same. By Brandon Wolfe It sounds like if and when recently crowned King of Hollywood Chris Pratt decides to take over the fedora and whip from Harrison Ford for an Indiana Jones reboot, he might have Indy’s old guiding hand helping with the transition. Sources tell Deadline that, depending upon the script being up to snuff, Steven Spielberg hopes to direct Pratt’s inaugural outing as the intrepid archaeologist. It’s still far too early in the game for any celebration to begin, however, as no formal work has yet begun on the project. But considering how integral Spielberg has been to the entire series from the beginning (the dreadful fourth film notwithstanding), it’s encouraging to hear that he is eager to oversee the next phase of the franchise. Given that Spielberg personally selected Pratt for his starring role in the upcoming Jurassic World , it would seem that the director is as high on the actor as everyone else. Discuss t

Chris Pratt Eyed for Indiana Jones

Star-Lord possibly taking over the whip. By Brandon Wolfe In his continuing bid to take over Hollywood, if not the world, Deadline reports that Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt is being groomed by Disney to take over the Indiana Jones franchise in the future. Pratt would inherit the role of the iconic archaeologist from Harrison Ford, though Deadline urges that it’s still very early in the planning stages. Disney has yet to comment on the rumor, but after his starmaking turn in Guardians , Pratt is on fire. Next up for the actor is June’s Jurassic World , another Spielberg franchise he’s taken over, then The Magnificent Seven remake with Denzel Washington and, of course, Guardians 2 . Pratt taking over Harrison Ford’s signature role seems fitting since he’s on track to become this generation’s Harrison Ford anyway. Discuss this story with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms , and follow author Brandon Wolfe at @BrandonTheWolf

Indiana Jones And The Adventure of Archaeology Exhibition

To mark the 30th anniversary of “ Raiders of the Lost Ark ,” a touring exhibition is spotlighting famous props from the Indiana Jones films and putting them side-by-side with real archaeological artifacts. The exhibition, called “ Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology ,” features the Ark of the Covenant from “Raiders” and the Holy Grail from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” as well as objects from ancient Peru, Egypt and Iraq, all on display in a museum space inspired by Hangar 51 and ancient temples. Lucasfilm teamed with National Geographic and Montreal’s X3 Productions to produce and curate the exhibit, which started its six-year international tour at the Montreal Science Centre and will head overseas next month. No dates have been scheduled in the U.S. as yet, but Hero Complex readers can get a glimpse of some of the objects in the gallery above (be sure to turn the CAPTIONS ON). Our Noelene Clark chatted with some of the creative forces behind the exhibition: Kyra Bo

Indiana Jones To Go Old School For Indy 5

Indiana Jones To Go Old School For Indy 5 Harrison Ford's final outing as Indiana Jones will be "emotional and exciting" as the franchise heads back to its roots after a badly received fourth instalment. Ford is well-known for his portrayal of the archaeologist and adventurer, and has agreed to reprise the role one last time. Indiana Jones 5 will begin shooting next year, and much of the plot line will be centred around the Bermuda Triangle, an area over the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft are said to have disappeared. "George (Lucas) and Steven (Spielberg) have been working on a script and it's almost there," a source explained. "Harrison is on stand-by for filming next year. This looks like being an emotional and exciting conclusion to the franchise, with Indy facing his biggest challenge yet." The last film in the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released in 2008 and performed well a

Harrison Ford Talks Indiana Jones Follow Up Film

Harrison Ford Talks Indiana Jones Follow Up Film I will be the first to tell you that I am a huge Indiana Jones fan, but the last film was so bad. Nothing good about it at all. They should change the term jumping the shark to getting blown up in the fridge . I know that the movie was made for the next generation of film goers and not for the die hard but dam. It was a bad film. "I think it would be interesting to advance the understanding of the character, as we always have had that ambition throughout the series," Ford said of his hopes for a "Crystal Skull" follow-up. "I think it would be interesting to deepen the relationship between he and his son [Mutt, played by Shia LaBeouf] and play on that relationship. ... It's full of opportunity. The series is full of opportunity." It's been known for awhile now that series-runners Ford, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have been kicking around ideas for more Indy. Ford himself admitted that the &qu