Its Official: No Connery in Indy 4

Its official: Sean Connery has said that he will definitely not be in the new Indiana Jones film.

Damn.


Connery -who we are guessing probably got one of his teenage assistants to help him figure out that new "computer" contraption - posted the following on the Indiana Jones message board yesterday:

"I get asked the question so often, I thought it best to make an announcement. I thought long and hard about it, and if anything could have pulled me out of retirement it would have been an Indiana Jones film.

"I love working with Steven and George, and it goes without saying that it is an honour to have Harrison as my son," he said. "But in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun."
Back in January, we mentioned that Connery was considering the part, but according to the interview, his decision was based on how good the film appeared. "At the moment, there's nothing decided. I haven't got the script. Everything depends on the script." he said back then.

So perhaps after taking a gander at what was penned, changed, revised, re-written and then finally approved by the great Mr. Lucas, Connery decided to take a pass.

But he did provide some suggestions for the cast:
"I do, however, have one bit of advice for Junior: Demand that the critters be digital, the cliffs be low, and for goodness sake keep that whip by your side at all times in case you need to escape from the stunt co-ordinator!" Connery said. "This is a remarkable cast, and I can only say: 'Break a leg, everyone.'"
The man is a true professional: Classy through and through. It's going to be sad not seeing a reunion of Connery and Harrison Ford on the big screen and we have previously noted that without Sean Connery in the cast, the film is not going to be as good as we hope, but we still have faith that this much talent can at least provide some entertainment for the '08 box office season.

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