While all eyes are on the looming comeback of "Star Wars," Disney isn't too taken by the saga with brand new reports coming in about development on the long-rumored "Indiana Jones 5," which comes from a franchise Harrison Ford aka Han Solo in space popularized.
For months, there were murmurs about the glorious return of the swashbuckling adventurer with the fedora hat on the big screen but it is only around this time that rumor mills picked up momentum once again, thanks to Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.
During an interview with Wired, Kennedy was asked about the future plans of the production company as far as other franchises under it or at least something new out of the company. Here is what she had to say:
"I've talked about it with everybody at Disney. Alan [Horn, chair of Walt Disney Studios] is very supportive of it. But at the same time, he's right when he says we've got a lot on our plate," Kennedy admits. "And then I'll be working with them on Indiana Jones," she revealed.
As it turns out, Lucasfilm is yet to forget the fedora hat-loving buccaneer, although bringing the much-loved character to the big screen is not a priority right now. The company is extremely busy with "Star Wars" at the moment.
During the chat, she stated that the studio is working on putting out a brand new "Star Wars" movie every year. Kennedy even called it the "forever franchise." She doesn't worry about running out of material because she believes that the galactic franchise "is its own genre."
As for "Indiana Jones 5," there have long been talks about "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt possibly taking up the mantle from Ford with Steven Spielberg returning to the director's seat. However, Ford has already expressed interest in putting on the fedora and toting the whip once more.
"I'd love to do another Indiana Jones," the 73-year-old actor told Entertainment Weekly. "A character that has a history and a potential, kind of a rollicking good movie ride for the audience, Steven Spielberg as a director - what's not to like?" he added.
But with what Kennedy has revealed, "Indiana Jones 5" is still far off, taking into consideration the possible change of plans in the years to come, as per Screen Rant.