Steven Spielberg Says That The Next Indiana Jones Could Be a Woman
Director Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford are planning to reunite for at least one more Indiana Jones adventure. After Indiana Jones 5 is released we have no idea what will happen with the franchise, but I'm sure that the plan is to pass the torch to another actor... or actress to move it forward.
While talking with The Sun in an interview, Spielberg says:
"This will be Harrison Ford’s last Indiana Jones movie, I am pretty sure, but it will certainly continue after that."
Disney and Lucasfilm obviously have big plans for building up the franchise. It may not be to the extent of the Star Wars films, but they certainly want to keep the franchise going. When asked about who could take over for Ford, Spielberg says that it could very well be a woman.
“We’d have to change the name from Jones to Joan. And there would be nothing wrong with that.”
That would certainly be an interesting change, and you know that a lot of the fans would scoff at the idea. That's just the world that we live in now, though. It's not a bad thing, but Harrison Ford will always be my Indiana Jones. Even if he was replaced by Chris Pratt, Harrison Ford will always be my favorite version character.
As for having a woman take over the franchise, she already exists in the Tomb Raider franchise. I really enjoyed that latest Tomb Raider film and Alicia Vikander was freakin' badass as Lara Croft. At this point, I'd prefer seeing that franchise continue to thrive.
In my opinion, I think once Harrison Ford is done playing Indiana Jones, Disney and Lucasfilm should just let the franchise come to an end. They should just make Indiana Jones 5 the final chapter.
There are no details on what the story of Indiana Jones 5 will entail, but I'm excited to see what Spielberg and Ford are planning! The movie will be released on July 10, 2020.
What do you think about the idea of replacing Harrison Ford with a woman archeologist and adventurer? They could always cast Anna Kendrick in the role!