Spielberg: Ford not too old for Indiana Jones

In an interview with the New York Daily News, director Steven Spielberg insists that Harrison Ford will be up to the challenge of playing action icon Indiana Jones when cameras roll on the fifth film in the series in 2018. Even though Ford will be 76 will shooting begins, Spielberg says he isn't worried.

“As Harrison matures so does his character and yet he did so many of his own stunts in ‘The Force Awakens,’” Spielberg told the Daily News while promoting his new movie, “The BFG.”

“He keeps himself in such brilliant physical shape that I don’t believe when 2018 comes around, which is when I’m slated to direct the fifth installment coming out in 2019, I think Harrison is going to be able do a lot of what the script is asking him to do. We’re not concerned about that at all.”

The newest film will, of course, take place after the events of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Spielberg has said that co-creator George Lucas is returning to the film franchise as well.


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