Indiana Jones 5: 10 Actors Who Could Replace Shia LeBeouf

We've got some better ideas than bringing Shia LaBeouf's Mutt Williams back.

With all the excitement and anticipation for Star Wars Episode VII, rumours about two Indiana Jones sequels seem to have slipped through the net (last month it was reported that Harrison Ford was interested in reprising his role as Indiana Jones for two more films). Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull may have disappointed many but it was never going to live up to our expectations and there were many great moments that didn't involve 'nuking the fridge'. Marion and Indy reunited, Cate Blanchett having great fun as over the top villain Irina Spalko and the horde of giant ants in the jungle that became one of the best creature moments in the four films to date. You'll notice that Shia LeBeouf isn't mentioned in that list; the appearance of the long lost son of Indiana Jones was an interesting plot device (particularly if and when Harrison Ford hangs up his bull whip and fedora) but the character and performance was not engaging enough. He certainly won't be anywhere near the top of fan's wish list for Indiana Jones 5. Not to mention the fact that Shia LaBeouf is having a bit of a career meltdown. From plagiarism issues to his announcement (and follow up rebuttal) that he is retiring from public life, no one quite knows what the actor is doing now but it does beg the question; if and when Indiana Jones 5 is made, will Shia LaBeouf be returning in the role of Mutt Williams? Assuming he's gone from the franchise (which will make a lot of fans happy), this article looks at 10 possible contenders for a major role alongside Harrison Ford in the next film. So let me take you through an array of stellar performances and character ideas and I'll you decide what might work and what might frankly be bonkers...

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