If you’re looking online in the wrong places, you may have heard that the imminent Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate could be like so many other legacy sequels and end up with a new character taking the reins. As far as we know, that’s not the case, in part because director James Mangold has repeatedly said it’s not going to happen, and now franchise star Harrison Ford has jumped on the subject as well, and in typical Harrison Ford style, the Academy Award is the answer. from the nominee is both an answer and perhaps a big diss to the question.
Speaking on the red carpet for his new TV series 1923a Yellowstone prequel, the Indiana Jones star was asked by deadline both when he was really ready to hang up his hat and when he passed the baton. After a long pause, Ford replied, “No, I’m just telling a story, telling a story. You’ll see, you’ll see. I hope you like it.” Based on Ford’s answer here, and taking into account some Disney-level media training, the idea that Indiana Jones 5 will allow the franchise to take a new direction without his character is largely nonsense.
As we said, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate director James Mangold has now debunked claims on more than one occasion that a new character (largely believed to be Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Helena, Jones’ goddaughter in the film) will be given the iconic whip and hat to continue the franchise elsewhere.
“Again. No one ‘takes over’ or replaces Indy or puts on his hat, nor is he ‘obliterated’ by some trick – and he never has been, not in any cut or script – but trolls will troll – so they get their clicks,” Mangold previously said in a reply to a user at Twitter. And please don’t wear me out by pointing out how occasionally a troll is “right.” Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then. All you have to do is look at set photos and interviews and you’ll get enough information to make wild guesses about a movie plot.’
Despite this, there are reports that the Indiana Jones franchise may be expanded back into television on a large scale. It was previously reported that a Disney+ TV series was in the works as a spin-off of the feature films, with later news revealing that it would follow Abner Ravenwood, Marion Ravenwood’s father and mentor to Indiana Jones. If the series sees the light of day, it would mark the continuation of the series, just in a way that doesn’t require Harrison Ford.
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