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September 16, 2011

Harrison Ford on an ‘Indy’ sequel, turning down ‘Jurassic Park’

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Harrison Ford and Karen Allen pose for a publicity photo during location shooting in Tunisia for “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” (Lucasfilm)

Harrison Ford would be “delighted” to reprise the role of Indiana Jones, the actor said at a 30th anniversary screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Ford has played the fedora-wearing, bullwhipping character in four films, the most recurring role of his career.

“Maybe a fifth, but I ain’t going to Mars,” he joked during the Q&A portion of the screening, hosted by Hero Complex’s Geoff Boucher at L.A. Live Monday evening.

“Ark” director Steven Spielberg said earlier that he and George Lucas have discussed a possible fifth installment in the series. Should a script be written, Ford said, he’d be on board.

“It’s an absolute delight to revisit this character,” Ford said, “and a chance to work with Steven again, who only hires me for ‘Indiana Jones.'”

“I gotta correct this,” Spielberg chimed in. “Do you know who I offered ‘Jurassic Park’ to? This guy. Alan Grant I first offered to this guy.”

Ford shrugged and smiled.

“That was a lot like going to Mars,” he said.

Watch the video above to hear how Ford developed the character of “Indiana Jones” from film to film, how he landed the role in the first place and about Spielberg’s T-rex painting. Also, check out the first two installments of the Q&A here and here.

– Noelene Clark

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