Harrison Ford sat down for an interview with The BBC this week ahead of the home video release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Whilst some of the talk was about that film, things soon turned towards the recently announced fifth “Indiana Jones” film in which he’ll be reprising his role.
In the interview, Ford confirmed that he always wanted to make another film in the series, but wouldn’t do it without Steven Spielberg at the helm:
“I’ve always thought there was an opportunity to do another. But I didn’t want to do it without Steven [Spielberg]. And I didn’t want to do it without a really good script. And happily we’re working on both. Steven is developing a script now that I think we’re going to be very happy with.”
Kathleen Kennedy is producing the film alongside Frank Marshall but it isn’t known when production is slated to begin. Ford also spoke returning to the Han Solo role for ‘Force Awakens’ and, when asked about potentially returning in future films despite the events of ‘Force,’ he seemed open to the idea (SPOILERS AHEAD):
“Anything is possible in space. I wanted Han Solo to sacrifice himself for the good of the other characters to bring some gravitas to the story.
I was very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the other characters, to work on a script that I had real confidence in, with actors that were a dream to work with, with a director that had a very sure and generous hand, and it was altogether a pleasure.
I hope I bring an emotional understanding of the characters and something the audience will recognize. I want the audience to experience the character, not to feel that they know him but to be involved in seeing what happens to him”
Could he make an appearance in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo spin-off film after all?