While we reported over the last few weeks that Indiana Jones will not be killed off in the next movie (here) and George Lucas will also be involved (here), we now have a little look into the future of the franchise.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has been chatting about the future of Indiana Jones and while his says the plan is to make several more Indy movies, he also said it probably won’t – ready? – be with Harrison Ford.
“Right now, we’re focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort,” Iger says, “Well, we’ll bring [Harrison Ford] back, then we have to figure out what comes next. That’s what I mean. It’s not really a reboot, it’s a boot—a reboot. I don’t know.”
So what he’s saying is they’ll use Ford to bridge the first five movies and whatever come next? Sort of like Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek – only without the time travel and history rewriting.
But he realises that Jones is a big character but won’t be a Star Wars-sized event: “I don’t think it reaches the scale of the universe of Star Wars, but I see making more. It won’t be just a one-off.”
So, we can’t say we’re surprised to hear this to be honest – we knew Disney would want more Indy and, let’s be honest, Ford isn’t getting any younger… but who could play him? You! At the back! That shouted Chris Pratt! Sit down!