Indiana Jones…and the Retirement Home of Doom? Harrison Ford may be 77 years old, but the actor believes he still has what it takes to put on the ol’ fedora, leather jacket, and whip.
In a recent interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Ford revealed that Indiana Jones 5 would begin shooting “in about two months.” The movie has been in the works since 2016 and was actually supposed to debut this summer, but writers have been struggling to come up with an interesting script.
While the plot is unknown, we can assume that Indy will be on the hunt for yet another legendary artifact. Asked about what the challenge would be this time around, Ford said that he was mainly concerned with “trying not to look silly, running around in tight pants and high boots.”
“I’m always delighted to come back to these characters. We have the opportunity to make another because people have enjoyed them. I feel obliged to make sure that our efforts are as ambitious as we were when we started,” Ford added.
The veteran actor also mentioned that he considers moviegoers his “customers” and that he has “a sense of responsibility” toward them.
“I think of the people that go to my movies more as customers, rather than fans. Fans feels kind of…weird to me, always has. But the fact that these people support my business, and I’m responsible to them for the quality of service, that feels better to me,” he said.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn’t exactly well received when it debuted over a decade ago in 2008, so it’ll be interesting to see whether Ford and Spielberg can bring back the magic and awe of the original trilogy. According to screenwriter David Koepp, Indy’s son – Mutt, who was played by Shia LeBouf – will not be in the film.
Indiana Jones 5 is slated for release on July 9, 2021.