A Female “Indiana Jones” Could Be in the Future

Steven Spielberg. Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (9470680q)

Hold on to your hats, people, because Indiana Jones might be getting a female touch.

It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Harrison Ford playing the swashbuckling archeology professor, but the director of the franchise, Steven Spielberg, thinks it might be time to have the iconic character played by a female.

“We’d have to change the name from ‘Jones’ to ‘Joan’. And there would be nothing wrong with that,” Spielberg told The Sun.

The gender switch may happen even sooner than we think.

The Ready Player One director and 75-year-old actor are confirmed to team up for the 5th installment of Indiana Jones, though Spielberg has said: “This will be Harrison Ford’s last Indiana Jones movie, I am pretty sure.”

However, he continued by saying “[The franchise] will certainly continue after that,” giving hope that a kick-ass actress could be commandeering that whip in the future.

Swapping the sex of traditionally male characters has already happened in BBC’s Doctor Who whose 13th Doctor will be played by Jodie Whitaker. Much campaigning has also been done for James Bond to finally become “Jane Bond”, with English actress, Gillian Anderson, putting her hand up for the role.

Well, they do say that if you want something done right, ask a woman.