No-one will replace Harrison Ford when he finishes playing Indiana Jones, the actor has declared.
In an interview to promote The Secret Life of Pets 2, Harrison Ford has insisted that no-one else will play Indiana Jones when he retires the role.
Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, a new Indiana Jones film has been in development but has been pushed back numerous times, with the release date currently set for 2021. It has been widely rumoured that this was a stipulation in Ford’s contract when he returned as Han Solo for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. LEGO fans are hoping that the the theme will return alongside the new film.
Man, I love Harrison Ford. pic.twitter.com/JQ6HY3lyk3
— Tanooki Joe™? (@TanookiKuribo) May 24, 2019
“Nobody else is going to be Indiana Jones. Don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy,” he said during an appearance on the Today show. “This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine this. I’m sorry man,” the prolific actor added, seeming to enjoy the moment very much. Presumably he means Chris Pratt rather than Pine.
In The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Rex Dangervest – a character inspired by Pratt’s many action roles – was noted as an archaeologist, as the actor has been linked with the Indy role since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and pushed Star Wars into full franchise mode.