Indiana Jones is one of the most iconic performances of Harrison Ford's career. As the actor has gotten older, there's been some talk about who might replace him when he eventually retires. However, Ford doesn't think anybody should play the hero after him
Ford was asked on the Today show if there's any other actor he'd like to see take over as the adventuring archeologist. Ford revealed that there's no one he wants to see take the part. "Nobody is going to be Indiana Jones, don't you get it? I'm Indiana Jones. When I'm gone, he's gone. It's easy."
Ford also joked about rumors other actors are being groomed for the part, saying, "This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine this." Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has also long been rumored for the upcoming film, though it's unclear if he'll actually end up playing a role. Director Steven Spielberg previously shared a similar sentiment, claiming he'll never recast the part.
The most recent entry in the series, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, introduced Indiana Jones' son Mutt and teased that he would take after his father, but that no longer seems to be the case. It is unknown what kind of direction any future film in the Indiana Jones franchise could take.
Indiana Jones 5 is currently slated for release in 2021.