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Disney chief Bob Iger says they won’t kill Indiana Jones in future movies… but they will recast him

June 23rd, 2016 by Marc Comments

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!

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….