The Insider Says Harrison Ford to Return for Indiana Jones 5
Even at almost 67-years-old, he can still kick some Nazi ass. The Insider (via SlashFilm) is reporting that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Indiana Jones for the fifth installment of the franchise. They don't have much else to add, except that it'll supposedly start shooting next year, sometime in 2010, for release in 2011. "Harrison has kept himself in good shape and could still do a lot of the stunts in the last film," their source says. Back in June, Shia LaBeouf let slip that Steven Spielberg is already gearing up for Indiana Jones 5, so this isn't the first time we've heard of this, but it is the first we've heard about Ford.
I wouldn't take this report as official confirmation, but I doubt that Spielberg would want to make another Indiana Jones without Harrison Ford anyway. I think everyone believed that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was setting up LaBeouf to take over the reigns so that Ford could retire once and for all, but I think even Spielberg knows how big of a mistake that would be. I'm glad he's back - they really can't make an Indiana Jones movie without him. After LaBeouf spilled the beans, I wrote about how Indiana Jones 5 wasn't as far along as everyone thought - but 2011 actually seems doable. Now they just need a better script this time!