Harrison Ford is on a bit of nostalgia streak. Following his (SPOILER ALERT for the lames) poignant sendoff in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, Ford has been tapped to reprise his equally classic roles in a long overdue Blade Runner sequel and the fifth entry in the Indiana Jones franchise. Given that Ford is creeping up on 74 years
old young, fans have started floating the idea that Ford is ingeniously returning to these beloved franchises simply to kill off these iconic characters one by one. However, according to director Steven Spielberg, that's definitely not the case.
"I think [Indiana Jones 5] is straight down the pike for the fans," Spielberg told the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, adding that he's "super excited" about the July 2019 release. "The one thing I will tell you is I'm not killing off Harrison [Ford] at the end of it." Hmmm. Interesting.
Spielberg, like everyone else involved with the film, kept it mum with actual plot details. Aside from Ford's participation, practically nothing is known about the fifth Indiana Jones, though we can probably assume that another extended monkey-swinging sequence just isn't gonna happen.
Ford will next reprise his role as Rick Deckard in an untitled Blade Runner sequel, joining Robin Wright and Ryan Gosling for more replicant-or-human confusion. That's amazing news. Perfect cast. Stoked to see it in theaters next year. However, if Ford really wants to punch us all right in the nostalgia bone, he'll link up with Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear for Sabrina 2: The Force Awakens in the Temple of Doom.