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Harrison Ford says he's up for Indiana Jones V

Fans of whip-cracking adventurer Indiana Jones, rejoice - Harrison Ford says he has a "strong ambition" to star in a fifth installment of the franchise.
The 69-year-old actor dished to Extra in a recent interview that he'd like to reprise his role as archeologist Jones in the long-mooted follow-up to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
"It'll happen when it happens," Ford told Extra's Terri Seymour. "I have strong ambition to do it while I'm still alive. I'm available, I'm not cheap, but I'm available!"
Catch his brief interview here.
Ford also told the LA Times back in September that he'd be "delighted" to star as Jones again.
"Maybe [I'll do] a fifth, but I ain't going to Mars. Next time we get a script for Indiana Jones, I'd be delighted to play the character.
"Each time we meet him, we wanted to advance the audience's understanding of the character, not just by putting him in adventures, but by learning something about him.
"That's what led to the meeting of his father [in The Last Crusade], played by Sean Connery, and his son [in Crystal Skull], played by Shia [LaBeouf], and bringing Marion (Karen Allen) back."
Director Steven Spielberg recently revealed that executive producer George Lucas is working on a possible fifth outing for Indiana Jones.
"[George] is working on Indy 5. We haven't gone to screenplay yet, but he's working on the story," he told Empire magazine. "I'll leave it to George to come up with a good story."
Spielberg also conceded that some of the alien-themed elements of 2008's critically-panned Crystal Skull didn't work.
"I'm very happy with [Indiana Jones 4]," he told Empire. "I always have been. I sympathise with people who didn't like the MacGuffin [plot device] because I never liked the MacGuffin. George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin.
"I didn't want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in - even if I don't believe in it - I'm going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it.
"I'll add my own touches, I'll bring my own cast in, I'll shoot the way I want to shoot it, but I will always defer to George as the storyteller of the Indy series. I will never fight him on that."
As for one of the movie's most derided scenes where Jones survives a nuclear blast by hiding in a refrigerator, Spielberg admitted it was "silly".
"Blame me," Spielberg said. "Don't blame George. That was my silly idea. People stopped saying 'jump the shark'. They now say, 'nuked the fridge'. I'm proud of that. I'm glad I was able to bring that into popular culture."

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