Harrison Ford Defiantly Explains Why He Has No Plans To Retire

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They just don’t make ’em like Harrison Ford anymore. As the kids say, he’s simply built different.

Despite now closing in on 81 years old, the Hollywood legend recently reiterated that he has absolutely no plans of retiring.

“I don’t [plan on retiring]. I don’t do well when I don’t have work,” Ford tells Chris Wallace on a recent episode of his Max series Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace? “I love to work. I love to feel useful. It’s my jones. I want to be helpful.”

“It is the people you get to work with. The intensity and the intimacy of collaboration. It’s the combined ambition somehow forged from words on a page. I don’t plan what I want to do in a scene. I don’t feel obliged to do anything. I’m naturally affected by things that I work on.”

In addition to his recent, and excellent, starring role in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (unsurprisingly, he’s the best part of the movie), Ford is also set to take over the role of General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross from the late William Hurt in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with his first appearance set to come in 2024’s Captain America: Brave New World. 

There’s also speculation he could appear in 2024’s Suicide Squad-esque anti-hero team-up film Thunderbolts, although that’s yet to be confirmed. He also has a starring role in the AppleTV+ comedy series Shrinking alongside Jason Segel, which was renewed for a second season almost immediately following the premiere of the first.

As for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, that’ll hit movie theaters in the United States on Friday, June 30. In addition to Ford rocking Indy’s hat and whip one final time, Dial of Destiny also stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, and Mads Mikkelsen.

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