Indiana Jones Gets a Fifth
May 6, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Everyone’s favorite archaeologist is headed back to the big screen.
LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed longtime rumors that a fifth installment of Indiana Jones is in the pipeline.
Kennedy, who was interviewed for Vanity Fair’s Star Wars cover story, told the magazine LucasFilm producers are “talking” about a Jones sequel.
The following is from the print copy of the magazine:
“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.’”
Disney won the rights to the “Indiana Jones” franchise when it acquired LucasFilm in 2012. The films had been distributed through Paramount Pictures.
Kennedy served as the executive producer on all four Indiana Jones films, including 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
It was also announced Harrison Ford would be back in some capacity to play the heroic archaeologist, but it’s not certain how it all will work out.
Ford has been recuperating since March after breaking several bones when the 72-year old actor’s plane crash-landed on a golf course in California.
There have also been rumors of “Guardians Of The Galaxy’s” Chris Pratt being eyed for the lead.
Having two “Indys” at first sounds a bit confusing, but if you remember the short-lived TV series (1992-1993) “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” Ford appeared as an “old” Indy, who recounted stories of his youth, while Sean Patrick Flanery played the young “Indy.”
The hugely successful franchise, directed by Steven Spielberg, began in 1981 with “Raiders Of The Lost Ark.” The franchise has earned in excess of one billion dollars worldwide.