Indiana Joan? Spielberg opens up to changing iconic character…
Indiana Jones creator Steven Spielberg has in his past opened up about potentially changing the gender of the character who was famously portrayed by Harrison Ford to a female…
From director Spielberg’s comments, Jones who would be renamed Joan, an idea that makes little sense as last names do not reflect gender.
Does…does Steven Spielberg know how last names work? pic.twitter.com/m2XnGQr8Rh
— christian shockley (@chrisrshockley) April 18, 2021
This is another move towards appealing to the woke Hollywood crowd that demands inclusion. From a series that has had some very strong female leads (Marion Ravenwood) in nearly every movie, there is minimal reason to change.
Besides this making little sense in the context of the storyline of the character who has always been a man, it further promotes the idea that men can be women and women can be men.
If Spielberg is insistent on having more females represented in the series (if he even chooses to continue it) there are plenty of ways to do so without making the main character a female and disrupting the storyline.
He can create more powerful female characters or even create a spinoff, but doing so diminishes the importance of females by making them “tokens.”
While Harrison Ford has been casted in the next installment of the series, his old age may give reason to the franchise to change the gender and character of the prominent action and adventure hero.
Spielberg, however, is not expected to return to the movie with the title of “director.” The renowned filmmaker will most likely hang on to the movie’s production
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