Another Indiana Jones 4 Photo and a Great Harrison Ford Interview
There's no better way to describe this than that headline above. In lieu of the interesting discussion yesterday surrounding the running time, USA Today has posted a new interview with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull star Harrison Ford. Now 65 years old, Ford will be reprising a role that he first began when he was 38. Journalist Anthony Breznican ending up taking a hike in the California hills with Ford and conducted a rather fascinating interview. In addition to the interview, another new photo from the film came attached.
You can check out the new photo below, but make sure you read on further afterwards. There might be an interesting tidbit you'll be amazed to read later on.
Ford and Breznican talk about everything Indiana Jones and more. While I suggest you read the entire interview, there are a few great parts that I'll highlight. Ford says that "the movie will try to give new perspectives on his globe-trotting, fist-fighting archaeologist" and that Dr. Jones happens to be one of his favorite characters. He goes on to talk about how the character has developed over the four films.
"He's a guy who is pretty clear from the beginning," Ford says. "He has not changed so much between films. But we've learned more about him, through various plot devices, such as the introduction of his father. And we'll learn something more about him in this film. I think it's required. If you're going to bring back a character, you'll have to supply the audience with something more and different.
"The adventure is very, very important. But it's interesting to discover a facet of the character that perhaps you hadn't explored before."
In addition, one line in particular has been striking up conversations: "He also might consider a fifth installment of Indiana Jones, though he hopes it wouldn't take 20 years to pull together." Although that's highly unconfirmed and purely speculative, on both Breznican's and Ford's part, it doesn't mean that we can't dream. I suppose it has something to do with the success of the film this summer as well as the development of another storyline that both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg deem worthy of telling. Although he may be old, I don't think anyone is opposed to the idea of continuing on the series, especially if Crystal Skull turns out great.
Now all I want to do is throw in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and enjoy the classic Harrison Ford as we all slowly countdown the minutes until Kingdom of the Crystal Skull hits theaters. It may be a slow month, but soon enough Indiana Jones will be back on screen, kicking ass and putting important archaeological artifacts in museums where they belong. May 22nd couldn't get here quick enough! In the meantime, make sure you head over to USA Today and read the full interview - it's worth it.