Harrison Ford talks 'Indiana Jones 5': 'It's great fun, I'm looking forward to it'

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'Jimmy Kimmel Live!': Harrison Ford Is Excited to Play Indiana Jones Again

Harrison Ford is pumped to play Indiana Jones again in the recently-announced fifth film.

"I'll be ready -- I'm excited about it," he said of reprising the beloved role, and joking that he decided to do so because of the contract, not the script.

"The opportunity to work with Steven [Spielberg] again on this character," he continued, "a chance to revisit this character, which has brought pleasure to so many, not to mention me -- it's fun. It's great fun to play this character, it's great fun to work with Steven. I'm looking forward to it."

Ford also dished on the deleted Star Wars: The Force Awakens scene that appears on the DVD and Blu-ray version of the film (out April 5), and how he fought for Han Solo's particular fate. "I argued for 30 years for this to happen, and finally I wore them down!" he stated.

As for the fact that his character's spoiler didn't get out, he said, "It was pretty amazing that people respected their fellow audience members. ... I think they knew that I would show up at their house and beat the shit out of them."

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Harrison Ford in a scene from the film 'Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom', 1984. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Harrison Ford rides an elephant in a scene from the film 'Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom', 1984. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Harrison Ford in a scene from the film 'Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom', 1984. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Kate Capshaw says goodbye to Harrison Ford in a scene from the film 'Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom', 1984. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Harrison Ford lunges across a table in a scene from the film 'Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom', 1984. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
American actor Harrison Ford as the eponymous archaeologist in a scene from the film 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade', 1989. (Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images)
American actor Harrison Ford as the eponymous archaeologist in the tank chase scene from the film 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade', 1989. (Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY : 'THE BULLWHIP IS BACK AS INDIANA JONES RETURNS' - (FILES) A picture taken on October 20, 2006 shows US actor Harrison Ford arriving at Rome's Auditorium during the first edition of the Rome Film Festival. After a 19-year journey full of false dawns, dashed hopes and rejected screenplays, Indiana Jones is finally back for a fourth adventure. The swash-buckling archeologist famous for his crumpled fedora and cracking bullwhip returns in 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull', which makes its world bow in Cannes on May 18, 2008. The film reunites three of Hollywood's heaviest hitters -- director Steven Spielberg, 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas and leading man Harrison Ford -- for what is comfortably the most eagerly anticipated blockbuster of the year. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: (L-R) Director/producer George Lucas, actor Harrison Ford and Director Steven Spielberg pose at the Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull - photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 18 , 2008 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: Actor Harrison Ford smiles during a press conference prior to his receiving of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award 17 February, 2000 in Beverly Hills, Ca. Ford has starred in some of the movie industry's biggest films such as Star Wars and the Indiana Jones trilogy. (Electronic Image) AFP PHOTO Vince BUCCI/vb (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Harrison Ford (L) greets fans following a ceremony unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 30 May 2003 in Hollywood. One of Hollywood's most popular leading men, Ford appeared in 35 feature films, including the 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones' series. AFP PHOTO/Lee CELANO (Photo credit should read LEE CELANO/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Actors Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas attend Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull - photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 18 , 2008 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
US actor Harrison Ford poses during a photocall for US director Steven Spielberg's film 'Indiana Jones 4' at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. Indiana Jones rides into Cannes on May 18, 2008 on his most perilous quest, facing a whipping by the critics or the Holy Grail of success. The world premiere of the latest instalment in the 'Indiana Jones' saga, the first in 19 years, is the hottest ticket at this year's Cannes film festival. AFP PHOTO / Valery Hache (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L) US producer George Lucas, actor Harrison Ford and director Steven Spielberg pose during a photocall for their film 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. Indiana Jones rides into Cannes on May 18, 2008 on his most perilous quest, facing a whipping by the critics or the Holy Grail of success. The world premiere of the latest instalment in the 'Indiana Jones' saga, the first in 19 years, is the hottest ticket at this year's Cannes film festival. AFP PHOTO / Valery Hache (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Harrison Ford waves as he poses during a photocall for US director Steven Spielberg's film 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. Indiana Jones rides into Cannes on May 18, 2008 on his most perilous quest, facing a whipping by the critics or the Holy Grail of success. The world premiere of the latest instalment in the 'Indiana Jones' saga, the first in 19 years, is the hottest ticket at this year's Cannes film festival. AFP PHOTO / Anne-Christine Poujoulat (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Harrison Ford poses during a photocall for US director Steven Spielberg's film 'Indiana Jones 4' at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. Indiana Jones rides into Cannes on May 18, 2008 on his most perilous quest, facing a whipping by the critics or the Holy Grail of success. The world premiere of the latest instalment in the 'Indiana Jones' saga, the first in 19 years, is the hottest ticket at this year's Cannes film festival. AFP PHOTO / Anne-Christine Poujoulat (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart, Mellody Hobson, director George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen and Shia LaBeouf arrive at the Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 18 , 2008 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
(From L) US director Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw, producer George Lucas and his partner Mellody Hobson, actor Harrison Ford and his partner Calista Flockhart and actress Karen Allen pose as they arrive to attend the screening of their film 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. The world premiere of the latest instalment in the 'Indiana Jones' saga, the first in 19 years, is the hottest ticket at this year's Cannes film festival. AFP PHOTO / Valery Hache (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
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