It’s official – there will be a new Indiana Jones film. Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger confirmed that a new adventure starring the famous archaeologist is on its way in the wake of the huge success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Speaking to Bloomberg, via Squareeyed, about Disney’s acquisitions, such as Lucasfilm, Iger said: “With George Lucas’s Star Wars – and Indiana Jones, by the way, which will be coming – we have more great stories.”
The last film in the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released in 2008, but to very mixed reviews. Steven Spielberg recently said he had “fervent hope” that Indiana Jones 5 would happen.
Now, it looks as though the director is getting his wish – but will Ford be cracking the whip as Indy once again, or will it be someone new to the role?
Despite continued rumours that Chris Pratt could be taking on the iconic role, producer Frank Marshall previously insisted that only Harrison Ford can play Indy.
“There are a lot of rumors,” he said. “We haven’t even sat down to talk about Indy yet… at some point we’ll sit down. But there’s a bunch of people who could probably take the baton.
“[But we are] not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones… we have to figure this out.”