Paramount Pictures released a press release earlier today, announcing new cast members that were cast in Indiana Jones 4, sadly, one of those cast members was not Sean Connery. Connery released the following:
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 honor to have Harrison as my son. But in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun. 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 coordinator! This is a remarkable cast, and I can only say, ‘Break a leg, everyone.’ I’ll see you on May 22, 2008 at the theater!
Bummer. I was a big fan of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, it was my personal favorite of the triology. Knowing Connery won’t be back is a drag. Maybe another zero at the end of the paycheck will change his mind?