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How could you say no to this face? Easily, as it turns out. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin /Getty Images)

In news that will surely disappoint someone, Indiana Jones 5 screenwriter David Koepp tells Entertainment Weekly that Shia LaBeouf won’t appear in the next chapter of the franchise. “The Shia LaBeouf character is not in the film,” Koepp bluntly states, refusing to use either the character’s birth name of Henry Walton Jones III or his nickname, Mutt. But while Koepp prefers to keep Mutt’s name out of his mouth, he does freely state that Harrison Ford will play Indiana Jones in the movie (as if there was ever any doubt). That does raise the question of who’s going to take over for the now-75-year-old Ford now that LaBeouf’s redemption has been snatched away like so many dusty fedoras; perhaps Alden Ehrenreich, who’s playing a younger version of another classic Harrison Ford character in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, could just make a career of it—if those acting lessons paid off, that is. As for Shia, as long as there’s art to be performed and peace to be disturbed, he’ll be just fine.


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