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Sean Connery and Harrison Ford pose in this 2006 photo. Connery says he will not return to play dad to Ford’s globe-trotting adventurer Indiana Jones.


The next Indiana Jones flick will not be another father-son affair. Sean Connery says he will not return to play dad to Harrison Ford’s globe-trotting adventurer Indy.

Connery played Indy’s father in 1989’s Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, the third instalment of the franchise directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by George Lucas.

“I get asked the question so often, I thought it best to make an announcement,” Connery, 76, said in a statement posted yesterday on Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones website.

“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 honour to have Harrison as my son,” he said. “But, in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun.”