Ford discusses Indy 5

Despite the decidedly cool reaction to 2008’s Indiana Jones comeback Kingdom of the Crystal Skull , Harrison Ford has spoken up about the possibility of a fifth whip-cracking adventure.

Chatting with Cinematical , the frankly-in-great-shape-for-a-67-year-old admitted that he would love to return to the franchise again.

He said: “If we find another story to do and we develop the character a little further and I get a chance to do another one, I'd be happy as pie to do it. I don't think there's any other franchise films that I'd want to go back to.”

Controversial. For once, fans and critics alike were united in their apathy-cum-anger over the fourth Indy adventure (gophers!). The biggest niggle, script hiccups aside, was the suggestion that Shia LaBeouf was being lined up to replace Ford in a fifth jungle outing.

But with Ford eager to return to the role, is that notion well and truly knocked on the conk? The way Ford’s talking, it doesn’t sound like he’d merely be cameoing in a fifth Indiana Jones .

Either way, Ford's next big screen outing is actually the decidedly less action-orientated Extraordinary Measures which comes to UK screens in February. He plays a doctor...

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