It’s been 27 years since the first “Indiana Jones” movie hit theatres. The long-standing franchise is not ending yet, but the last film, which was the 4th instalment of the series, was released 7 years ago.
Since then, fans have been wondering whether a 5th film will be making its way to the big screen. Rumours about the 5th film being in the work have been floating around the Internet in recent months and thus, it’s only a matter of time before the film sees the light of day.
Throughout the whole interview, Iger was talking about Disney’s future plans after the massive success of J.J. Abrams‘ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“. When he was comparing the company’s acquisition of Lucasfilm to that of Pixar and Marvel, he offhandedly mentioned: “Indiana Jones, by the way, which will be coming.”
This certainly didn’t come as a surprise to some because Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy previously mentioned that Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn was “very supportive of” returning to the franchise. However, she and producer Frank Marshall also revealed that no writer is attached to pen the script yet.
Created by George Lucas, the “Indiana Jones” franchise is based on the adventures of a fictional archaeologist called Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones. Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg directed the first “Indiana Jones” movie titled “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981, with Harrison Ford attached to star.
The success of the film spawned a 1984 prequel, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, and a 1989 sequel, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. The 4th “Indiana Jones” film was released in 2008 and it received tremendous success at the box office.
However, it received mixed reviews from the critics and was ranked as one as the worst sequels by various movie websites.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Chris Pratt was previously rumoured to be a frontrunner to replace Ford in the lead role. However, during an interview with GQ in May, Pratt refuted the rumours by saying that no one has officially approached him about his role. He explained to Nerdist Podcast that he only had one conversation with Disney about becoming the famed archaeologist.
Both Spielberg and Ford are keen to return to the franchise and they insisted that there’s no intention of recasting the role with a younger actor. However, Ford also admits that he is no longer interested in doing big action scenes. The 73-year-old actor did, however, return to reprise his role as Han Solo in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. He is also set to return as Rick Deckard in “Blade Runner 2“.
Source: Consequence of Sound.