Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm and announced the new Star Wars movies speculation has been rife about a fifth Indiana Jones adventure. First the rumour was a reboot scenario with Bradley Cooper taking over the whip and fedora, then when it was announced that Harrison Ford would be returning to the role of Han Solo there was talk of it being a two-picture deal with him in a final Indy story, and most recently Chris Pratt has been linked to the part.
But all of this has been pure speculation, with no official announcement that a new Indiana Jones film was even being seriously considered. Until now.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has spoken to Vanity Fair about Indiana Jones, finally confirming that a new movie “will be made”, but as of yet there's no script.
In buying the company, Disney also got rights, for better or worse, to less-storied Lucasfilm properties, among them Willow and Radioland Murders. A bigger prize is the Indiana Jones franchise. Kennedy confirmed rumors that another Indy movie “will one day be made inside this company. When it will happen, I’m not quite sure. We haven’t started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it.”Early days then. Still, it's positive news. A new Indiana Jones movie will be made, just don't hold your breath.
Personally I'm hoping they cast both Harrison Ford and Chris Pratt, and make it a kind of hand-over adventure. And hopefully Lucasfilm conveinently forget that Shia LeBeouf even existed in this universe.
Source: Vanity Fair