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Harrison Ford to reprise iconic 'Indiana Jones' role

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Part of the blame for sequels of sequels is because the global market in some cases demands that Hollywood push out more of an internationally popular series. It no longer lies in the how popular a series is in the US only, its how much can the films make overseas to push it past that billion dollar mark.

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...it's the video game quality of special effects that have taken the art to laughable heights. When they're detectable in a t.v. trailer, the decision to keep money in my pocket is made for me.

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All good things must come to an end. Indiana Jones ended a long time ago with The Last Crusade. Raiders for what it's worth I saw 50 times because I had a paperroute, back in the day when kids were allowed to do things and tickets were $2.50 matinee. The originality, fun, and homage to various stunts made it an instant classic.

Hollywood has no ideas now. Everything is a sequel or a derivative. The loss is real

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Will Sean Connery join as well?... buzz has it him doing another Bond.

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Bad news everyone! Same writer as the 4th movie.

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USNinJapan2:

They just rebooted Rush Hour with neither jackie Chan or chris rock. I give it 3 episodes before being cancelled. Viewers will be like ok, the black guy is supposed to be chris rock playing the main character, eh?

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Harrison Ford is likely to be playing more like the role Sean Connery played in the original IJ - with some other actor (Shia LeBeouf?) playing the actual action hero work.

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He looked sprightly in the fourth film...

People expect follow ups to be as good but they rarely are. Come on it wasn't that bad.

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Plus he still limps from his SW Injury, both Carry Fisher and Mark Hamil had to train for months and had a special Diet to make them Younger.

I agree slower roles like an about to retire FBI or CIA agent would be more suited.

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Plus he still limps from his SW Injury, both Carry Fisher and Mark Hamil had to train for months and had a special Diet to make them Younger.

I agree slower roles like an about to retire FBI or CIA agent would be more suited.

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Action roles are done for him imo.

Nah, these days they can morph somebody else's body onto his head, and he's good to go.

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I mentioned this when the first rumors of another Indiana Jones movies were brought up: If you add-up the years since the first IJ movie premiered, then add those years to the time frame the first IJ movie was set in, then look at it with an eye towards archaeology, one big thing that jumps out at you is the unrest in the Middle East as the U.S.-backed Shah of Iran was overthrown and a theocracy put in place of the monarchy. I could see some story where Indy is doing some sort of archaeological dig in Iran when things go topsy-turvy.

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I love the original Indie trilogy. But this is really pushing it. But knowing me, I'll probably go see it anyways just because I can. Just like I'm probably going to see the Ghostbusters reboot even though I'm not happy with the casting choices. Going to miss the wit of the original GB, and I'm pretty sure they're not going to do well with the 5th one of Indie because poor Mr. Ford is aging noticeably.

If he were in better shape I'd be all for it, but he doesn't look like he's going to make it past 80 unless they give him more low energy roles. Action roles are done for him imo.

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Oh, it could be fun. Maybe some arthritic moments as he reaches for the whip, and some Tums or Milk of Magnesia on his university desk would be nice touches. He's still a good actor when he gets a decent script.

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My gosh, Ford sure has been and is going to continue to be busy resurrecting the roles of Han Solo, Rick Deckard and Indy Jones!

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Love mr Ford, but he should let it go. Also i think he may have parkinsons or something after the last few interviews ive seen. Star Wars could have been a grande finale.

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Hollywood is trying to squeeze every last drop out of him. Berefet of ideas, lets make yet another sequel. Some originality wouldn't go astray.

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I'm looking forward to it.

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One of the trick's in life is knowing when to call it a day (re. Indiana Jones) Harrison Ford is now well past that point. Don't get me wrong, the first three were great. But the 4th was mediocre, and a 5th would just be a bad idea

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There is only one Indiana Jones: Harrison Ford.

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Raiders of the Mislaid Dentures.

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As long as Harrison Ford is in it, there can be no wrong. Even if the rest of the new Star Wars movie had been total cheese, and in large part it was, seeing Ford in his old Solo duds again made it ALL worth it! Don't care how old he is, they can work the age into the story, as they did with the last (although it was the worst of the Franchise bar none), and do it well.

The only problem is whether or not they treat the fourth movie as non-existent, as they tend to like to do in Hollywood with poorly received sequels. How's Indy going to get his hat back from his son? Will his son even be in the movie or, again, will they just write that off with exposition like, "Well, my son's off exploring the arctic, so I'll have to do it myself," kind of thing?

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Don't do it. Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls was just awful... no-one came out of that smelling of roses.

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Raiders of the Lost Art of creating new and original movies.

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Maybe the enemy with be Social Justice Warriors! Indiana can research facts that they will ignore and then use his whip to knock the sass out of bright red dyed haired loudmouths. Then Anita Sarcesian (sp?) can complain about hes being sexist for being a white man in a movie which has a love interest which he objectifies. Lastly, Indiana could go to the UN council to talk about how privileged he is having been given the opportunity to risk his life for his job.

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I wonder if he'll get near the grief Carrie Fisher got for not looking like she did decades ago...

Disney sure does like the idea of cashing in on baby boomers and 30/40years olds these days.

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Will Sean Connery join as well?

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Wasn't there a TV-Series about the adventures of young 'Indie Jones'?

What is scary he is older now than than Sean Connery was in 'Indie 3' playing his Father. Personally not fond of the big-eared Mouse empire and what they do with acquired Franchises.

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...another chance to screw up another franchise! Yaaay!

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The list of archeological sites that are wheelchair friendly must be a short one... Seriously though, big fan of the character and the actor but Indiana Jones IS Harrison Ford and there's no way to reboot the role with anyone else and any offshoot plot that invokes his name would be just a cheap facsimile. Don't ruin a perfectly good legacy. (I too don't recognize #4.)

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I like Harrison Ford but seriously this is turning up to be the Adventures of Geriatric Jones instead.

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Shortie, we're home!

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maybe we should set up a gofund me page to pay for brain replacement surgeries for ford and spielberg. they both have senility because they forgot what garbage they made with the crystal skulls.

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As usual, they should have stopped at 1.

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At 73 Harrison Ford is still hotter than many men half his age. No one else could do Indiana like he does.

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C'mon, Harrison Ford is too old, then better to reboot the series into something new so it wont affect the old trilogy.

Yeah I said trilogy because I think the last horrendous Indy movie can not be allowed to be called an indiana jones movie.

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Please, not Shia LeBeouf again. I didn't enjoy his performance.

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For real? Even fans can think this is a good idea. Maybe if they avoided aliens and nukes... I thimk the enemy must be...

Nazis!

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Are they going to re-nuke the fridge?

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