I think I speak for most Indiana Jones fans when I say this past summer was a confusing time for us. As thrilling as it was to see Harrison Ford don the hat and snap the whip once more a lot of us were a bit underwhelmed. Maybe we were set up to be disappointed. Maybe Shia swinging through trees wasn't as silly as it seemed it May. Okay, yes it was. It was kind of horrible.
BUT nearly $800 million in box office receipts attests to our collective interest in the continuing adventures of the world's most famous fictional archaeologist. MTV spoke exclusively to Harrison Ford for our special year-end Thanksgiving series and of course we had to pick his brain about a fifth potential adventure.
Here's how the conversation went:
MTV: Is a fifth Indiana Jones film inevitable?
Ford: I don’t know. If we come up with a good idea...
MTV: Is the ball in George’s court at this point?
Ford: It is. That’s the process. With some general input he goes off and searches for the MacGuffin and then stumbles into a story. And at some point we have a chance to take a look at and give some input.
MTV: And he hasn’t found the MacGuffin yet?
Ford: No, we’re still in the primary stages.
MTV: The end of the last film leaves your character in a very intriguing position. He has a wife and a kid. Can he still be that man of adventure with those commitments?
Ford: And he’s seen something. Remember those are the only witness to what he’s seen. That’s kind of interesting.