Frank Marshall Promises No One Else Will Play Indiana Jones

Frank Marshall, the veteran movie producer of the Indiana Jones films, has promised that any future movies planned won’t be replacing Harrison Ford as Indy.

Marshall, who is also behind the ‘Bourne’ movies, as well as classics like 'Back To The Future’ and 'Empire Of The Sun’, made the comments during a Q&A after being named CinemaCon’s producer of the decade.

On the prospect of more sequels, he said: “It’s all about the story. I think both in the Jason Bourne series and on Indiana Jones, we are not going to do the Bond thing.

“We think those characters are iconic, and those are the only actors who can play that.”

We can breathe a sigh of relief, then.

A new movie is indeed in the pipeline, and Ford is on board to reprise his swashbuckling archeologist. He’ll be 77 once it hits screens.

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Disney’s Alan Horn last month.

“It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

Marshall’s promise – which we’ll hold him to – suggests that either this fifth movie in the Indy series is the very last, or Disney could tee up another character to take over from Doctor Jones.

Fans will be hoping that the new movie will top 'Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull’ from 2008, which was met with a decidely mixed response.

Image credits: Lucasfilm/AP