'No one replaces Harrison Ford': Angry fans on rumors of Phoebe Bridge playing Indiana Jones in film

'Indiana Jones 5' director James Mangold has shut down rumors surrounding the lead actor, saying they 'never discussed' replacing Harrison Ford

'No one replaces Harrison Ford': Angry fans on rumors of Phoebe Bridge playing Indiana Jones in film
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is rumored to play Harrison Ford’s iconic character Indiana Jones’ goddaughter in 'Indiana Jones 5' (Phoebe Waller-BridgeIan Gavan/Getty Images for EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Universal Pictures and Pascal Le Seg
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 37, might be in line to replace Harrison Ford, 80, in the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise. The ‘Fleabag’ star will be introduced as Helena, Ford’s iconic character Indiana Jone’s goddaughter, in the upcoming fifth film which will release on June 30, 2023.

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According to DailyMail, sources have revealed that Bridge "may take over the lead role from Ford after film-makers shot a series of possible endings. In one version, Ford's character dies after passing on his famous bullwhip and weathered fedora to Helena." Ford brought the iconic archeologist to life in four films, starting with 1981 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' 'The Temple of Doom' in 1984, 'The Last Crusade' in 1989 and 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' in 2008.

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However, the speculation have left people with have mixed views. One wrote, NO ONE REPLACES Harrison Ford as INDIANA JONES!!! NO ONE!!!" Another wrote, "Don't bother, it will be a flop. All these remakes/sequels with women taking on the roles have been awful. One more said, "One of the endings, which was said to be the least popular one, had Phoebe-Waller Bridge replacing Harrison Ford at the end of the movie. BWAHHAHAHAH F**K."

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On the other hand, one of many said, "That will be every bit as successful as the all-female "Ghostbusters." While an individual pointed out, "If he was a woman, they would’ve ousted him a long time ago, but because he’s a man, he got to do until he’s like 109! She will do awesome!!"

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But director James Mangold took to social media to shut down the rumors surrounding 'Indiana Jones 5' when a user named Paolo said, "BasementDweller46 said that KK personally replaces Indiana Jones with a woman in the movie and test screening audiences HATE IT." To which Mangold responded, "Well, Paulo, it's up to you who you believe — an anonymous troll named "basement dweller" & "doomcock" or the actual director of the film. No one will ever replace Indiana Jones. Not in any script. Not in any cut. Never discussed."

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