No, ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Will Not Kill Off Harrison Ford as the Character

By June 15, 2016

When Indiana Jones 5 was announced several months ago, with both Steven Spielberg returning as director and Harrison Ford coming back as the titular hero, one of the biggest questions that fans had was how the film would be handling the future of the Jones character, especially when you take into account the fact that Ford will be 76 years old when the fifth film hits theatres in the summer of 2019. It can’t be much worse than Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, that much seemed certain at least.

However, with constant rumors for almost two years before the official announcement all hinting at a possible recasting of the role, or a passing-of-the-torch to a new character, the future of Indian Jones onscreen seems uncertain for the time being.

While speaking with THR about the film though, Steven Spielberg did assure fans that the movie will at the very least, not be killing off Ford’s Indiana Jones in the film:

“I think this one is straight down the pike for the fans. The one thing I will tell you is I’m not killing off Harrison [Ford] at the end of it.”

Considering both Ford’s and the character’s age, knowing that the movie won’t be passing the torch from Indiana by killing him comes as welcome news, especially after many believed Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade brought the franchise it’s best ending, as the main set of heroes all road (literally) off into the sunset. The continuation in both Crystal Skull and now Indiana Jones 5 made the possibility for a happy ending seem less certain to some fans.

Spielberg isn’t saying by any means that the movie will end quite so matter-of-factly, since he was hesitant to reveal any plot details from the film, but giving fans of the franchise at least one guarantee about the character’s future, that they won’t ever have to see Indiana Jones die onscreen, should come as a comfort nonetheless.

Indiana Jones 5 is set to hit theatres on July 19th, 2019.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable