“This Is It!”, Harrison Ford Puts an End to ‘Indiana Jones’ Franchise at D23

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Harrison Ford had some emotional words to share regarding the iconic role and franchise.

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At this year’s D23 Expo event in California, the beloved actor Harrison Ford of Star Wars fame (Han Solo), and the Nazi-fighting, adventure-seeking, archeology professor Indiana Jones (really, Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones, Jr.) of the Indiana Jones franchise took to the stage to address the upcoming “Indiana Jones 5” movie — and it was an emotional one.

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Indiana Jones is a classic franchise that has spun decades — created by George Lucas (who also helmed Star Wars) and directed by director Steven Spielberg. It began with Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, followed by 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, a prequel to the prior film. In 1989, a sequel, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade was released, and the most recent film Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull debuted in 2008, starring Shia LaBeouf as Indy’s son, Mutt Williams whom he had with former lover Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen).

Now, the newest Indiana Jones flick that will directly follow Temple of the Crystal Skull has been openly teased at D23 — with an emotional Harrison Ford delivering the news that this film may indeed be his last.

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The new “Indiana Jones 5” film will follow on in the same style as the others in the series — The Last Crusade, Temple of Doom, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull — but will depart from tradition in the sense that ever since Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones’ has been directed by Steven Spielberg. This time, however, the role of director will go to James Mangold, while music will once again be handled by John Williams. Returning as Sallah is John Rhys-Davies, while Phoebe Waller-Bridge will play Helena, a goddaughter of Indy’s. Other (currently undisclosed) roles include Antonio Banderas, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Toby Jones, and Olivier Richters.

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Ford spoke to the crowd at the D23 event during the Indiana Jones segment, and definitively nixed the possibility of another Indy film.

Scott Gustin, who was present at the event, shared:

An emotional Harrison Ford talking about possibility of another Indiana Jones: “This is it! I will not fall down for you again!”

Here, Ford’s “I will not fall down for you again!” is likely insinuating that he’s (and perhaps, Indy) are getting on in years.

However, this could also be hinting that Indiana Jones could… well, be saying goodbye in another way entirely. Everyone’s favorite archaeology professor might not make it through the next Indiana Jones film, and this might be the end of Indy.

One thing’s for sure — Harrison Ford seems to be hanging the hat and whip up for good this time.

What do you think of Harrison Ford saying goodbye to Indiana Jones? Would you see this last Indiana Jones movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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