– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Around a decade ago, Steven Spielberg revisited the world of Indiana Jones with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The film was being touted as a love letter to classic cinema, and while it may have been made with the best intentions, it’s since gone on to be the pariah of the franchise. Next year, Spielberg will be revisiting that world again in the currently-untitled Indiana Jones 5, but with both him and Harrison Ford getting up there in years, it’s likely the last one.

“This will be Harrison Ford’s last Indiana Jones movie, I am pretty sure,” Spielberg told The Sun. “But it will certainly continue after that.”

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Of course, in today’s world, it’s not necessarily good enough for there to be a male successor. Representation has become incredibly important over the past handful of years, and with that in mind, he was asked if it could be a female Indy. Spielberg answered in the affirmative, saying:

“We’d have to change the name from Jones to Joan. And there would be nothing wrong with that. I have been very lucky to be influenced by women, several of whom I have just loved madly — my mom and my wife.”

Well, I don’t know about that. Jones could still be the last name of a female character, so there’s no reason to resort to something cheesy like Indiana Joan, but I get the sentiment. The point is it doesn’t really matter what sex the character is once the films move on. I’m sure there will be plenty of fans out there who disagree, but it’s an understandable desire from Spielberg.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.