Hurt as Ravenwood?

Rumors have long assumed Hurt would be playing Abner Ravenwood, the
believed-to-be-late father of Indy’s former flame Marion (not to mention his
mentor, at least until LAST CRUSADE and the
TV series retconned otherwise). While chatting with
Premiere, Hurt more or less confirms that, if only with a smirk and a hardly
noncommittal “Hmmmm…”

He was mentioned in Raiders and we seen the daughter, why not introduce her father, and who else better then Professor Broom to play him?