- "I'm Indiana Jones. Who are you, some kind of test pilot?"
- ―Indiana Jones, to Luke Skywalker
Jones's native homeworld was Earth with many oceans and forests. The planet was very primitive compared to the rest of the galaxy, even being surprised at the common sight of a starship. Sometime later, he met a young pick-pocket he dubbed Shorty. He also discovered a region on his planet known as Atlantis, along with other strange finds.
One of his many discoveries was the habitat of Chewbacca (whom the local Human natives preferred to call "Sasquatch") and the crashed Millennium Falcon, which, as he admitted, was unlike anything he had seen before, even in Atlantis. Jones and his assistant, Shorty, started to explore the ship's wreckage, but decided to leave it alone after encountering strangely disturbing remains of Han Solo within.
One day, while exploring ruins in a place called Mexico, Indiana Jones discovered an alien who abducted him to take him back to his home planet of Xantar. While on the planet he was discovered by Luke Skywalker.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "By the way, did anyone ever tell you that you look a lot like my friend, Han Solo…?"
- ―Luke Skywalker, to Jones
A light-skinned man with brown hair and eyes, Jones bore an uncanny resemblance to Rebel Alliance hero Han Solo, which both he himself and fellow hero Luke Skywalker noticed. In the opinion of Bug-Eyes, he was lonely, depressed and cynical.
Behind the scenesEdit
Dr. Henry Walton Jones Jr., better known as "Indiana Jones" or "Indy" for short, was created by George Lucas for Raiders of the Lost Ark, and famously played by Harrison Ford (ages 36-58). A total of four films have been made, which were co-written and produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg. The character was also played by Corey Carrier (ages 9/10), the late River Phoenix (age 13), Sean Patrick Flanery (ages 16-21), and George Hall (ages 93/94) in George Lucas' The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles television series.
In addition to being the inspiration for Chewbacca, George Lucas' late dog Indiana was the inspiration for the Indiana Jones character. Also, Lucas' middle name is "Walton", which is revealed to be Indiana's middle name in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.
There is a theory that the Indiana Jones franchise is actually part of Han Solo's dreams while frozen in Carbonite.
Many cast and crew members, as well as authors have been involved in both the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises:
- Carrie Fisher wrote the episode "Paris, October 1916" of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
- In The Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo (who was played by Harrison Ford, who also played Han Solo) yells to C-3PO upon arriving in the hangar containing the Millennium Falcon at Echo Base "Hurry up, Goldenrod! Or you're gonna be a permanent resident!", which was similar to what Belloq told Indiana that the latter will be a permanent addition to the Well of Souls in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
- Author James Luceno, who has written many Star Wars books, wrote the Indiana Jones novel The Mata Hari Affair and reference book Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide.
- Frank Darabont wrote multiple episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Because of this, he was originally asked by Rick McCallum to write the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (Lucas ultimately decided to write it himself). He later wrote a rejected screenplay for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
- Jonathan Hales wrote multiple episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and went on to serve as co-writer on Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.
- The Star Wars Insider has had on-and-off coverage of the Indiana Jones franchise. Indiana Jones is the subject of the recurring Indy Vault series in Star Wars Insider. The column is written by J. W. Rinzler, who wrote The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film and The Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films. Indiana Jones now has his own magazine, Indiana Jones: The Official Magazine.
- Julian Glover starred alongside Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade as the main villain, Walter Donovan.
- Michael Sheard had a cameo appearance in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as Adolf Hitler. Other Star Wars actors appeared in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, including Anthony Daniels, William Hootkins and Bruce Boa.
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy features Indiana Jones's signature hat in the level where Han Solo and Chewbacca go to meet Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2 and C-3PO at the Millennium Falcon docking bay in Mos Eisley. Also featured is a baseball cap, a tall hat and a witch's hat.
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga features a playable cameo by Dr. Jones, most likely due to the recently released LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, and the ease of porting character files between the compatible games. The game features himself using a whip or a pistol. Also, like many other characters, he can jump, roll, and fire three shots rapidly. Previews of Lego Indiana Jones show him with stubble on his face. However, his face here is the same as Han Solo (whose basic animations he shares).
In The Paradise Snare, Han Solo has many aliases given by Garris Shrike. One of them is "Jenos Idanian," an anagram of "Indiana Jones." Also the name of xenoarchaeologist Henrietya "Corellia" Antilles parallels that of Henry "Indiana" Jones; both are archaeologists and both have a placename as a nickname.
Jones makes an appearance in Star Wars: Yoda Stories (as a continuation to events seen in Indiana Jones' Desktop Adventures), where Luke Skywalker comments on his similarity to Han Solo.
In the 2009 game "Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings", Han Solo is one of the unlockable skins for the Wii version.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
- LEGO Star Wars: Bombad Bounty
- LEGO Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Galactic Spy
- Star Wars: Yoda Stories (First appearance)
- "Into the Great Unknown"—Star Wars Tales 19
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Cameo appearance)
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (First mentioned)
- George Lucas: The Creative Impulse
- Star Wars: Panel to Panel Volume 2: Expanding the Universe
- Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle
- "50 Great Reasons to Rewatch Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Three"—Star Wars Insider 125