Ford paid a surprise visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and said that he was flattered that there are so many actors, including Jack Reynor and Miles Teller, auditioning or testing for the role. But he also offered some insight for the candidates. SPOILER AHEAD.
“It seems like everything is going swimmingly and you put in 25-30 years and then they just let you go!” he said. “‘We’re done with you, thanks very much.'”
Ford also took to late-night and told Jimmy Kimmel what little he could about the fifth installment of “Indiana Jones,” starting with a very promising detail.
Asked if the team finally came up with an idea that he loved, Ford gave a jubilant, “Yeah!”
“I haven’t read the script,” Ford said, “I’m talking about the contract!”
But all jokes aside, the 73-year-old actor is more than excited to return to his roots and work alongside iconic director and “Indiana Jones” veteran Steven Spielberg.
“It’s great fun to play this character,” he said. “It’s great fun to work with Steven — I’m looking forward to it,” Ford said.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the first installment of the “Indiana Jones” franchise, premiered in 1981. The most recent installment, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” debuted in 2008.
The “Indiana Jones” films have grossed almost $2 billion at the worldwide box office.