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Kathleen Kennedy confirms new Indiana Jones still happening and it WILL be Harrison Ford

February 3rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

It’s been a while since we talked about a new Indiana Jones movie and, last we heard, it was still on the planner, but it’s been confirmed again by Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy that yes, it’s happening and don’t worry… it’s not a reboot.

Just after winning the BAFTA Fellowship Award and then promising that an upcoming Star Wars movie would be directed by a woman (“Oh, absolutely. Without question… We’ve already got ’em. We’re doing Mandalorian, we’ve got two or three fantastic women working with Star Wars and we just brought in Deborah Chow who’s doing the Obi-Wan series. We’re cultivating a lot of great talent.”), Kennedy has been talking about the return of everyone’s favourite archeologist: “We’re working away, getting the script where we want it to be and then we’ll be ready to go.

“Harrison Ford will be involved… It’s not a reboot. It’s a continuation.” 

This is good news as there has been rumours of a reboot and a reimagining of the franchise with names bandied about like Chris Pratt and, well, just Chris Pratt, really. But, as with Han Solo, there’s only one man can play the role: Harrison Ford.

Kennedy co-founded Amblin Entertainment with Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall and has been the president of Lucasfilm since 2012, so Indy has been on the top of her list of priorities for a while, it seems.

Whatever is happening, it’s nice to know that Indy will by Harrison Ford for sure next time out… they just kinda have to hurry and get it made.

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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….