Why Sean Connery refused to appear in ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ and what was his opinion on the highly criticized fourth film in the saga

Why Sean Connery refused to appear in ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ and what was his opinion on the highly criticized fourth film in the saga
Why Sean Connery refused to appear in ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ and what was his opinion on the highly criticized fourth film in the saga

The premiere of ‘Indiana Jones 5’ will not take place until next year, but the saga starring Harrison Ford It is very loved by the public. Well, at least the first three installments are, because the same cannot be said of ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’, the fourth installment that laSexta recovers tonight and in which Sean Connery was about to participate.

Connery’s motives

The protagonist of ‘Robin and Marian’ wore several years retired when Spielberg knocked on his door to see if he wanted to play the father of Indiana Jones again, a role he had already assumed in the great ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. The truth is that he ended up quite disenchanted with cinema, especially after the terrible experience that ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ entailed, but he himself confessed that this was the film that could have brought him out of retirement.

However, this was not the case, and well before its premiere it was made official that he was not going to participate. Then the actor pointed out that “retirement is too much fun” to settle the matter, but some time later he made it clear the real reason why he didn’t want to do it:

I talked to Spielberg, but it didn’t work out. It was not such a generous role, for which it was worth getting back on track. Also, they had taken the story in a different line, so Indy’s father wasn’t that important. I had suggested that they kill him off in the movie, that would have worked it out better.

Finally, ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ implied that the character of Henry Jones had died, so it can be said that they followed the advice of the legendary actor. A separate issue was the reception he received, Well, many were saying for years that the saga was still a trilogy, little less than refusing to accept its existence. This was not the case with Connery, who had no problem giving his opinion on the film, giving one of lime and one of sandbecause he described it as “pretty good and pretty long“.​

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