Posted by Stephen from pve-pm3-4-197.harborcom.net on May 12, 1998 at 19:57:04:
In Reply to: Who will carry the torch? posted by Sith Sunstorm on May 12, 1998 at 17:08:31:
: When the new Indiana Jones movie comes out, it will be the last and (probably) the greatest adventure in the franchise (hey, Mr. Ford isn't as young as he's use to). It will also be the last "thinking man" action/archeological adventure movie...maybe. I was wondering, in the next century, who will carry Indy's torch? Obviously Lara Croft and the new Tomb Raider movie comes into mind; I don't think, however, that Lara Croft can handle it, because, even though the it is being made by Paramount (the same company that released the Indiana Jones' movies, duh!), the movie might be made more towards to appeal to teenage testosterone rather than to a "think man" action/archeological adventure. Now, I'm not trying to put Lara Croft down, but all I'm saying is that that's how they (Paramount) might made the movie. Anyways, getting back to the subject here, who do you think will carry on Indy's torch?
There's no reason to think the next Indiana Jones movie would
necessarily be the last of the franchise. It is quite reasonable
that another (younger) actor could be cast as our remarkable hero
in the same way Roger Moore took up the "torch" for Sean Connery as
James Bond. For many born in a later generation, Roger Moore is
considered "the" James Bond (I, being somewhat older, consider Sean
Connery as "the" James Bond). But it doesn't matter; I like all the
Bond films and think Pierce Bronsnen (sp?) is a *great* James Bond.
I think it important who is cast in the role of Indy, but if done
well, our favorite adventurer could be seen on the silver screen
for many movies to come. That individual could never replace
Harrison Ford (in OUR eyes), but could be by those in generations to
follow (and I'd still enjoy the new adventures).
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