Last week, fans around the world were delighted with the first trailer for Indiana Jones: The Call of Destiny. Said advance let us see a little of the new adventure of the beloved “Indy”, played by Harrison Ford. However, one aspect that drew attention is the appearance of Phoebe Waller Bridge (fleabag), because according to some rumors, she could be the new protagonist of the saga Indiana Jones. The actress and writer will give life to Helena Brodydescendant of Marcus Brody, one of the most beloved characters in the saga.
After the appearance of said rumors where it is implied that she will be the new leader of the franchise, many Indiana Jones fans expressed their discontent with the possible decision. The main complaint is that fans don’t want a female character at the helm of new movies. What they ask for is, if necessary, a suitable outlet for an actor of the stature of Harrison Ford. In addition, they have begun to speculate on how the script will allow Ford to pass the baton to his successor (or successor) of his.
Faced with the wave of negative comments, James Mangolddirector of the call of destinyused your account Twitter to deny, and also attack, those who created all the rumors around the character of Waller-Bridge. Here are his words:
“One more thing. No one is “taking over” or replacing Indy, or putting on his hat, or being “erased” through any gimmick. And it never was in any cut or script, but the trolls are going to keep trolling. That’s how they get their clicks.”
For Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the brief polemic of Indiana Jones it was not something new. Some time ago she faced a similar problem when it was revealed that 007’s position would be for a woman in No time to die. As if that were not enough, she participated in the script for that tape. In addition, there are not a few films that have faced the fury of the fans after changing their protagonists for someone of the opposite sex. Ghostbusters (2016) and Ocean’s 8: The Swindlers (2018) are some examples.
“And please don’t tire me out by pointing out how every once in a while a troll is right. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then. All one has to do is look at the set photos and interviews, and get enough information to make wild guesses about a movie’s plot.
The difference between trolling idiots, and everyone else, is that they’re trying to make money off of your feelings about other movies and culture war politics. They push controversial guesses that come from “sources” to generate clicks. let it go END”, added the filmmaker.
What do you think about the director’s words? Is there really no fixed plan to replace Harrison Ford or do you just want to calm the controversy? Indiana Jones: The Call of Fate will hit theaters in Latin America on 29 of June 2023. It features performances by Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook and John Rhys-Davies.
Juan Jose Cruz I am one of those who always defended Robert Pattinson as Batman and can see the same movie in the theater up to 7 times. My guilty pleasure? Low budget horror movie.