Harrison Ford rose to international prominence as Han Solo in the epic space opera film Star Wars. He has received several honors, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. It was recently reported that Indiana Jones 5 might be his final film.
Indiana Jones 5 will be legendary composer John Williams’ final film, and maybe Harrison Ford’s as well. The iconic film composer revealed his intention to bow after the upcoming Indiana Jones sequel in an interview with The Associated Press.
“At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ which Harrison Ford — who’s quite a bit younger than I am — I think has announced will be his last film. So, I thought: If Harrison can do it, then perhaps I can, also.”
Of course, Ford has not explicitly said that Indiana Jones 5 will be his final film. However, it appears that he has addressed the subject with Williams. “I don’t want to be seen as categorically eliminating any activity,” he said with a chuckle. “I can’t play tennis, but I like to be able to believe that maybe one day I will.”
A Star Wars picture requires around six months of effort, which “at this point in life is a long commitment to me,” according to Williams. Instead, Williams would rather be creating his own music, which includes a piano concerto for Emanuel Ax. If Indiana Jones 5 is the composer’s final piece, Disney and Lucasfilm will have to look far and wide for a replacement.
Meanwhile, Harrison Ford’s connection to the galaxy far, far away is more limited. He made his long-awaited comeback as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, only to be killed by his son, Kylo Ren. Of course, this was all planned; Ford has long been critical of the Star Wars films.
His affection for Indiana Jones, on the other hand, is considerably more lasting, and the possibility of Ford hanging up his fedora and bullwhip is a lot more surprising prospect. Indiana Jones 5 is set to be released on June 30, 2023. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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