There will be a 5th Indian Jones movie

 There have been murmurs at movie-related sites about the 5th Indy movie for a good while now. Some of it has been about Spielberg/Ford doing an another one, some have been about a reboot with a younger actor playing Indy.

So apparently it's official now: Indiana Jones will return for a 5th instalment with Harrison Ford in the lead and Steven Spielberg at the helm. And I don't really know how to feel about that.

Not that I have anything against a new Indiana Jones movie, but the thing is, Harrison Ford is 76-years old. 76, that's 4 years shy of 80, correction 73. Look, Indiana Jones movies have always been action adventures and what it comes down to is, that I'm having a hard time seeing Harrison reprising the role with the same energy he used to have. I'm not one of those people who hated Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but even in that Ford was already a bit borderline and in that one, he was in his 60's. But at the same time, Ford didn't look half bad in the new Star Wars. He's not the worst aged man around.

Sure, Ford doesn't need to do his action stunts, there's a lot of ways Spielberg can get around that issue. But the bigger question is, how believable Ford will as a 73-years old action hero or will the end result resemble those later Roger Moore Bond movies, where it's way too obvious that Moore already was too old for the role, especially when the Bond girls were as young as ever.

Of course, they might do a sort of a passing of a torch movie, that almost happened in Crystal Skull, despite no-one really liked Mutt as a character. Or they might do Indy's last grand adventure and tie the old series up without passing of a torch and let Disney do a reboot later on with brand new actors.

I have nothing against the passing of a torch, but let's hope it won't be LaBeouf's Mutt. I'd actually prefer a reboot with a new actor as Indy.
As I said, I don't really know how I feel about this. On the one hand, it will be fun to see Indy again, on the other it might just feel a bit off seeing 73-years old Indy presumably kicking communist butt on the screen. Going towards the 1960's really is the only direction they can go with this, as Ford is too old to work convincingly as a younger Jones.

So yeah, Indiana Jones will return. The only thing we can do is to hope they'll manage to pull it off.