There has been a lot of discussion amongst film fans about the upcoming “Indiana Jones 5.” Specifically, the idea that maybe Harrison Ford and director Steven Spielberg don’t need to revisit the franchise and we should just let it be. Well, according to a new interview with Hey U Guys, Ford seems to understand that fans are conditioned to expect the worst from late sequels, and he isn’t willing to risk that with ‘Indy.’
We’ve been following the development of “Indiana Jones 5” for years now, and it’s been quite the adventure, to say the least. There have been multiple writers coming and going, scheduled start dates that get pushed back, and release dates that get delayed. But through it all, it appears that Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg are committed to doing a new sequel in the franchise. And recently, the actor said that filming was set to begin sooner than we thought.
Speaking in a new interview, Ford hopes that fans know that he’s not willing to do “Indiana Jones 5” unless it’s great. And he referenced the current franchise gold-standard when comparing his expectations for what he wants ‘Indy 5’ to be like.
“I don’t really want to give them what they want to see, I want to give them something they didn’t anticipate seeing,” said the actor. “They are used to a degree of disappointment when you revisit. Certainly, the Marvel movies have made a spectacular example of a success that worked the other way around, they killed it! Well, we’re not going to make another Indiana Jones unless we are in a position to kill it.”
He continued, “We want it to be the best. We’ve got some scheduling issues and a few script things still to do, but we are determined to get it right before we get it made.”
Now, it must be said that actor enthusiasm doesn’t necessarily equal a quality film. There have been many times that someone involved with an iconic franchise has hyped up a new sequel and promised fans that this time would be different (looking at you, James Cameron and the “Terminator” series). So, hopefully, Spielberg and Ford are truly going to wait until it’s done right or just walk away from the whole damn thing otherwise.
As of now, “Indiana Jones 5” is set to hit theaters on July 9, 2021.