Harrison Ford Says ‘Nobody’ Will Replace Him as Indiana Jones: ‘When I’m Gone, He’s Gone’

Ford is not about to hand over his whip to a younger actor.

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If Harrison Ford has his way, Indiana Jones will die with him.  

That’s more or less what the 76-year-old actor told NBC’s Craig Melvin when the Today presenter asked which Hollywood star should play the iconic, whip-wielding action hero next. 

“Nobody is going to be Indiana Jones, don’t you get it?” Ford said while looking Melvin dead in the eyes. “I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy.”

It gets better. As Vanity Fair notes, Ford seemed to confuse Wonder Woman: 1984 actor Chris Pine with Avengers: Endgame star and rumored Indiana Jones successor Chris Pratt

“This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine this. I’m sorry, man.” 

If he has his way, we can forget about seeing a female version of Dr. Henry Walton Jones

As it stands, fans of the franchise will get to see Ford reprise the role in the fifth Indiana Jones installment, which will be directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 2021. 

Until then, please enjoy a classic scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark above.