Harrison Ford is getting out of the Indiana Jones game. In an interview with Total Film magazine, he stated that the upcoming movie, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will be his last time playing the character.
Ford did say that he was aware of the possible Indiana Jones TV show that may be happening down the line, but he will not be involved with it in any way.
Indiana Jones may be coming to Disney+ in some form
The show that Ford is referring to was first announced in November of last year. At the time of the announcement, the show was still in very early development for Disney Plus and no plot details had been worked out at that point.
We don’t know if the show is expected to be a prequel, or a spinoff that would feature different characters, or how it would tie into the Indiana Jones movies in any way. Interestingly, in the announcement from last November, announcing the development of the television series, there was a reference in the article to when Ford had previously stated that Indiana Jones 5 would be his final performance as the character.
So, it seems like his attitude toward the idea of putting on the hat one more time after The Dial of Destiny has been consistent for some time now.
Not the first time Indy’s been on television
Of course, if this possible Indiana Jones series does end up happening, it won’t be the first time that Indy has appeared on the small screen. From 1992 to 1996, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles ran for two seasons and an additional four made-for-TV movies.
The series was based on a segment from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade featuring a teenage Indy trying to save a relic from a band of mercenaries. The series expanded the idea, showing other adventures that Indiana Jones had from the ages of eight to twenty-one.
Interestingly enough, Harrison Ford did make an appearance in the earlier Indiana Jones TV show. Most episodes were bookended by a 93-year-old Indiana Jones, set in the then present day of 1993, who would be reminded of an adventure from his youth, heading into the bulk of the episode.
In one episode, Harrison Ford returned to pay a 50-year-old Indy in the bookend segments. This was seen as a big deal at the time, as it seemed like his appearance on the series would be the final time that Ford played the role.
Of course, we now know that at least two more Indiana Jones movies were to follow, though this time, Ford’s promises that this will be the last time he puts on the hat, may hold true.
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