Harrison Ford Talks about INDIANA JONES 5 and mentions Lucas’ “Crazy But Great” Idea
I seriously do not wish for another Indiana Jones movie to be made. The fourth film was absolutely horrific for most of the hardcore fans of the series. However, the kids loved it. The movie spoke their language. I loved the idea for the movie, because I thought diving into alien mythology could have been great! Unfortunately, it was executed terribly, and the Mutt character just killed it for me.
We know that George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Harrison Ford have been playing with some ideas, and that this is a project they are going to move forward with. Harrison Ford recently did an interview with MTV in which he talks about the fifth Indiana Jones flick. Here is what he had to say,
I think it would be interesting to advance the understanding of the character, as we always have had that ambition throughout the series. 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.
I don’t want to see Mutt in the next film! I don’t find that character interesting at all, and I felt he brought down the whole dynamic of the last film. Ford then goes on to say that Lucas has a “crazy but great” idea for the next film. Of course Ford isn’t going to tell anyone what that idea is, but he did say,
Some of the best ideas are crazy ideas, you know? Well-wrought, well-manipulated.
I really wish I knew what is going on with this next film. I hope to hell it’s better than the last one, but at this point I’m not going to hold my breath. It sounds like Lucas is really trying to develop this movie but Ford seems very optimistic that there will be another Indiana Jones film soon.
I don't think I'll do it in a wheelchair. George [Lucas] is working on an idea, and if it comes to a fruitful stage, all of us are very interested in making another.
I hate to admit it, but when this movie does come out, I will see it. Why? Because it’s freakin' Indiana Jones, and I want to see what adventure he goes on next. If it sucks I never have to watch it again just like the last movie.
Where would you like to see Indiana Jones go in the next film?
You can watch the interview below.