New Indiana Jones Movie Confirmed, But It's Early Days
The script hasn't been written yet.
When Disney bought Lucasfilm back in 2012 for $4 billion, the House of Mouse not only acquired the rights to George Lucas' mammoth Star Wars series, but also the Indiana Jones franchise. Disney has made its plans known for Star Wars (at least three more movies and spinoffs), but what of the Indiana Jones series?
Now we have a better idea, as Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirms in a new interview with Vanity Fair that she's confident a new Indiana Jones movie will be made, but probably not soon.
A follow-up to 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull "will one day be made inside this company," she told the magazine. "When it will happen, I'm not quite sure. We haven't started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it."
Kennedy's comments are far more positive than what Disney chairman Alan Horn said in December 2013. At the time, he bluntly explained to Variety: "We haven't done anything."
Vanity Fair also points out that Kennedy worked as executive producer alongside Lucas on every Indiana Jones movie--and in fact, every Lucas project from 1982-2012. That is to say, she obviously has the kind of experience and passion for the series fans would want from someone tasked with carrying it forward.
It's unclear if Harrison Ford, who has portrayed Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones in every movie so far, would reprise his role for the next film. Ford is 72 years old, and with the new film clearly not anywhere near release, him picking up the whip and fedora for another go-around seems quite unlikely.
Who would you like to see take on the role of Indiana Jones in the next movie? I'd like to see Bradley Cooper play the part. Let us know who you think would be a good fit in the comments below.
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