Indiana Jones is finally making a return, and Harrison Ford is still set to take on the role even after all these years. It was 2008 when we last saw him take on the mantle with a few hints at a new generation taking over, but new director James Mangold alongside writers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth managed to convince the actor to return to the role once again.
In a new interview with Empire, he shares what we can expect from the project and seems quite excited about the adventure he joined, even if it seems like production wasn’t easy on this latest action-adventure production.
It’s full of adventure, full of laughs, full of real emotion. And it’s complex and it’s sneaky. The shooting of it was tough and long and arduous. But I’m very happy with the film that we have.Harrison Ford
He goes on to highlight that he was always open to potentially returning to the role, and it mostly depended “if a script came along” that was just right to truly return to Doctor Jones.
I just thought it would be nice to see one where Indiana Jones was at the end of his journey. If a script came along that I felt gave me a way to extend the character.Harrison Ford
It seems that his heart was definitely in it and Mangold managed to tease him with a story that was worth exploring once again. It’s not the first time he took a look at an aging hero in a world that changed, as he did the same with Logan and it’ll be interesting to see if this film manages to hold that same level of weight.