After the unpleasantness that was 'Indiana Jones & The Crystal Skull', you have to wonder just how the fifth instalment of the adventures of Dr. Henry Jones Jr. is going to go down.
For one, Harrison Ford is 77 years old. Sure, he looks extremely fresh for 77 years old, but he is still 77 years old. Can he dive off of a Nazi tank and fling him across a room with a bullwhip? Shit, maybe?
Anyway, the septuagenarian actor was on 'CBS Sunday Morning' yesterday and revealed that the as-yet untitled 'Indiana Jones' movie is set to begin production real soon. Like, two months from now soon.
When asked what was the biggest challenge to returning to a role like this, Ford kept it the answer sharp and witty as ever. "Trying not to look silly," he said, probably before cracking some Nazi bastard across the jaw and flashing a grin at the camera.
"When we have an opportunity to make another, it's because people have enjoyed them. I feel obliged to make sure our efforts are as ambitious as they were when we started. You have a sense of responsibility to your customers," Ford explained.
Wait, customers? What?
"I think of the people who go to my movies as customers, more than I do as fans. 'Fans' feels kinda weird to me, and always has," Ford went on. That's... uh, well, yeah, OK then.
"The fact that these people support my business and I'm responsible to them for the quality of the service that I offer, that feels better to me." Well, look, at least he's being honest about the fact that movies are a form of consumer product as well as being artistic endeavours, so who knows.
Right now, 'Indiana Jones 5' is still locked in for July 9th, 2021 release date and according to Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, Harrison Ford is just itching to get back into the fedora and leather jacket.
Cue up the music, then.