Harrison Ford stopped by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ in his first appearance since the announcement that he’d be reprising his Indiana Jones character for the FIFTH time! Read on to see why he made the shocking decision.
We’re super stoked but still stunned that Harrison Ford, 73, is going to be taking on the role of rough and tumble action hero Indiana Jones for a fifth addition to the franchise. Who needs a reboot with a new actor when the real deal is still up to put on his iconic fedora and take on some new bad guys! The star explained to Jimmy Kimmel, 48, on March 21 why he’s decided to give the role another go.
While Harrison was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the upcoming DVD release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the second Jimmy brought up the fact that he will be playing Indy again the audience went berserk with applause. Harrison revealed “I’ll be ready, I’m excited about this,” about reprising his classic role.
He got nostalgic about why he’s really coming back as Indy again, saying “The opportunity to work with Steven (Spielberg) again on this character…a chance to revisit this character which has brought pleasure to so many. Not to mention me. It’s great fun to play this character, its great fun to work with Steven, I’m looking forward to it.” Aww, so are we Harrison!
When Jimmy asked if the producers came up with an idea that he loved, he gave a stupefied “Uh, yeah” for an answer, before saying, “I haven’t read the script. We’re talking about the contract!” Hah, good one Harrison! We ‘re sure he’s going to be taking home a MASSIVE paycheck for coming back to play Indy for a fifth time, we just don’t know how high into the millions it will be. Return to where it all began for Indiana Jones by picking up Raiders of the Lost Ark right here.
We were so thrilled when Harrison reprised his legendary role of Han Solo in Stars Wars: The Force Awakens, but to have him come back as his other beloved iconic hero at this stage in life is simply amazing! Steven, 69, directed all four previous Indy films and will helm the new project, which will hit theaters on July 19, 2019. Harrison will be 77-years-old when the movie finally debuts!
Indiana Jones was first introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark; he later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited that Harrison is taking on another Indiana Jones film?