We’ve known for a while now that another Indiana Jones movie could come about. Back in February, for example, word surfaced that Steven Spielberg was interested in directing a new Indiana Jones movie, and some voiced hopes that Chris Pratt would take up the role previously held by Harrison Ford. Disney got the rights to the franchise back in 2013, and all signs have been pointing toward a future movie. Now word from Lucasfilm’s president has confirmed that we can expect a new film.
The information comes from Vanity Fair Hollywood, which is reporting that it spoke to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy for its upcoming June issue. Though that issue hasn’t yet been published, a tidbit of details from the interview have been revealed ahead of time, and it promises good things for Indiana Jones fans.
Said the excerpt from the interview:
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.
And so that’s that. We’re almost where we started: there’s no script yet, and no timeline for when it’ll be finding its way to theaters. We do, however, now have confirmation that some sort of movie will be happening, and that’s more than we had yesterday.”
SOURCE: Vanity Fair Hollywood