Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall recently made it clear that despite rumours of someone like Chris Pratt taking over the role of Indiana Jones from the now 73 year old Harrison Ford, there are no plans to recast the beloved adventurer and explorer.

Now, director Steven Spielberg has also weighed in on the possibility of replacing Ford, and it doesn’t sound like a reboot is going to be happening at Disney any time in the near future.

“I don’t think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen,” confirmed Spielberg. “It’s certainly not my intention to ever have another actor step into his shoes in the way there have been many actors that have played Spider-Man or Batman. There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones and that’s Harrison Ford.”

Regardless of how the next movie ends up playing out (could we see Indiana Jones pass the mantle to someone else?), Spielberg went on to explain why he’s keen to make another instalment odespite the way the fourth was received. “Because there are more adventures out there than films. So as long as there’s more adventures out there, I’ve got a bullwhip, a fedora, a leather jacket and a man on a horse who knows how to get the job done.”

While it will be great to see another Indiana Jones movie, it’s interesting that Spielberg is so against recasting the role when Disney and Lucasfilm are in the middle of conducting a huge search to find a young actor to play Han Solo. As a result, the future of this franchise is hard to predict, but the filmmaker is clearly keen to make an Indiana Jones 5 regardless…