Harrison “Shooting First Everyday” Ford has had a recent change of heart concerning his second favorited fandom character, Indiana Jones. In an interview with The Telegraph yesterday, the 71 year old actor (who’s apparent agelessness has sparked rumors of virgin sacrifices and other old world youth remedies) revealed his desire to once again don that dusty fedora in an Indiana Jones 5.
“We’ve seen the character develop and grow over a period of time and it’s perfectly appropriate and okay for him to come back again with a great movie around him where he doesn’t necessarily have to kick as much ass,” he told the site. “To me, what was interesting about the character was that he prevailed, that he had courage, that he had wit, that he had intelligence, that he was frightened and that he still managed to survive. That I can do.”
While I wasn’t a huge fan of Indiana Jones: Kingdom of The Crystal Skull (and honestly… who was?) the film wasn’t the massive dearth of quality that nostalgia filled critics have claimed it to be. Sure, it wasn’t a wholesome bowl of nuke-less action and buddy humor like the original three entries in the series. And okay… I’m willing to yield that George Lucas’s sudden obsession with sci-fi in an otherwise entirely myth based franchise was a terrible plot decision. Hell, I’ll even agree with the lowest common denominator in this whole “Old Lucas Sucks” circlejerk, and cast my ballot in the “too much CGI ruins movies!” corner.
Still, I’m more than stoked to ogle Harrison Ford on the big screen in one last hurrah. Though, considering the fictional age of Indiana Jones, I imagine the threat would be tangental to the Vietnam War. And if there’s one thing I can’t handle, it’s Indy in the woods. I’ve seen enough snake-induced freak outs for one life time.
Actually… I’ll bet that Indiana Jones 5 will feature Indy against a giant Snake god, while fending off an alien invasion, as his tiny Asian sidekick mutters nonsense in the background.