Who should take up Indiana Jones's hat and whip after Harrison Ford retires from playing the character? "Nobody," Ford said with a smile in an appearance on "The Today Show."

"Nobody is gonna be Indiana Jones," Ford said. "Don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone.”

(And thankfully, that's why he was trending on Twitter today. Whew.)

He then apologized to Chris Pine for breaking the bad news -- although the role was once rumored to go to a different Chris, Chris Pratt. Oh well. Neither one of you is getting the job, if Ford has anything to say about it.

A fifth (and presumably final) Indiana Jones film with Ford as the iconic, whip-cracking character is supposed to start shooting soon.

Ford was appearing on the morning show to promote his role in "The Secret Life of Pets 2," in which he plays a dog named Rooster.

[Via Slashfilm]