Indiana Jones 5 has yet to be officially announced, but Disney is definitely thinking of another installment in the popular adventure film franchise. Despite the lack of information about this new project, there are plenty of rumors that speculate that recasting Harrison Ford's iconic role is a priority for the movie. This week, however, director Steven Spielberg put these rumors to rest, explaining that nobody could ever replace Ford in the role, which means he'll star in the highly anticipated fifth installment - if it ever gets made!
While speaking with Screen Daily about possibly recasting the Jones character, Spielberg assured us all, "There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones, and that's Harrison Ford."
"I don't think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy," the filmmaker explained, according to Slash Film. "I don't think that's ever going to happen. It's certainly not my intention to ever have another actor step into his shoes in the way there have been many actors that have played Spider-Man or Batman."
Though the fourth installment, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wad ... disappointing, fans' reactions and poor reception hasn't affected Spielberg's desire to make more Jones films, "Because there are more adventures out there than films. So as long as there's more adventures out there, I've got a bullwhip, a fedora, a leather jacket and a man on a horse who knows how to get the job done."
Last month, Ford told The Guardian that he'd be up for another Indiana Jones adventure, so all we have to do now is wait, it seems.
Ford will next appear on the big screen in his other iconic role of Han Solo in J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec 18. Watch a trailer for this movie right here: