Indiana Jones holds a special place in the hearts of many, many fans the franchise has gained over the years, but recently it’s been pretty much off the grid. When Disney acquired Lucasfilm, it threw the new Star Wars content into the limelight, and for the most part, people forgot about our favourite adventurer with the Fedora and Whip.
Well, the good news is that, despite Disney Chairman Alan Horn’s 2013 statement “we haven’t done anything”, a new Indiana Jones movie is definitely in the pipeline. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy took a moment to remind us that whilst there is currently a lot of activity surrounding Star Wars, they haven’t forgotten about Dr Jones…
“(A new Indiana Jones 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.”
It’s important to note that Kennedy served as Spielberg’s executive producer on all of the Indiana Jones movies, so the next entry is in safe hands.
At 72 years old, Harrison Ford is somewhat unlikely to reprise his role as Indiana Jones, especially as the movie clearly won’t be in solid production for a while yet. It’s been speculated that expansions on the Indiana Jones franchise may shift the focus to his son, Mutt Williams, who was thrown into the spotlight in 2008’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. They may even risk replacing Ford with a new actor to tell some of Indiana’s earlier adventures, again with speculation over several possible actors to take his place, including Bradley Cooper.
Ford did say last year, however. that it would be “perfectly appropriate and OK” for him to appear as Jones again, and that the character “doesn’t necessarily have to kick much ass.” In this respect Ford may appear as more of a mentor character than a central action role, we shall just have to wait and see…
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