Is it possible that Sean Connery will return to the Indiana Jones series as Prof. Henry Jones? Sorry to spoil this for those of you who haven’t watched the last film, but his character is supposed to be dead or at least that’s what we think. Now, reports have surfaced via Ireland Online, that Indy’s dad is set to make a return to the franchise. A close source to Steven Spielberg and George Lucas has spilled the beans on Papa Jones’ involvement in the next installment.
A source said: “Steven Spielberg has been working on a script with George Lucas and there is an element of the story that could see Sean returning. Anything is possible in these movies and if Sean wants to return he will become central to the new story. The story for the new ‘Indiana Jones’ is in the process of taking form. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and myself are agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern, and George is actively at work.”
From what I’ve heard, Connery was asked to reprise his role in The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull but he declined. The actor’s last feature role was 2003′s League of Extraordinary Gentleman, and since then he’s been unofficially retired from the movie business. Connery is knocking on 80 years old, and may not want to jump back into the action adventure film world.
On another note, just because they said Indy’s father could return, doesn’t mean their necessarily talking about Connery’s version. After the last film, we’ve noticed that this series has no problem delving into heavy sci-fi fantasy themes, therefore a younger Henry Jones could be represented by a different actor. They could go back in time, or be just be lazy and do flashbacks. The possibilities are endless!
What do you think about Henry Jones reappearing in Indiana Jones 5?