Harrison Ford: Shia Won't Take My Indiana Jones Role

October 13, 2008 By:
Harrison Ford: Shia Won't Take My Indiana Jones Role

Word on the street is that if there is indeed going to be another Indiana Jones movie, Shia LaBeouf will be taking over the lead role from Harrison Ford.

But Harrison is denying the fact that he's losing the role he made famous in the first place.

He tells Moviefone, No, that's never been the idea. As George has famously said, "we'd have to call it 'Mutt Jones: The Search for Elvis.' I think it just doesn't work that way. And there's definitely a distinction between passing the fedora and someone picking it up."

George Lucas also commented on Shia's role in the possible upcoming Indy movie. He says, "I have an idea to make Shia the lead character next time and have Harrison come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie. The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea. And that series is very research intensive. So we're doing research now to see if we can't come up with another object for him to chase... hopefully we'll come up with something."

But one things sure, said Lucas, "Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones."