As with any long running movie franchise, there comes a time when you think you surely know everything there is to know about a central character, and that’s a problem as there’s then no chance to add an extra layer of depth to them.
So it is with Indiana Jones, or at least I thought so. But Harrison Ford, the man who has brought Indy to the big screen on three, and soon to be four times, thinks different, and has informed theatregoers that there is more to learn about the character.
According to Digital Spy, he told ABC:
“He’s a guy who is pretty clear from the beginning. He has not changed so much between films. But we’ve learned more about him through various plot devices, such as the introduction of his father. And we’ll learn something more about him in this film.”
“I think it’s required. If you’re going to bring back a character, you’ll have to supply the audience with something more and different. The adventure is very, very important. But it’s interesting to discover a facet of the character that perhaps you hadn’t explored before.”
Ford also spoke about how it was to get back in to the role after 19 years away from it, and revealed it was surprisingly easy to do, saying:
“It’s as though you put on that hat, the leather jacket, the bag, the whip, the gun – or even the schoolteacher’s suit – and it comes back to you.”
The movie, titled Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is set to début at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18 before going on general release around the world on May 22.