Indiana Jones will be back in theaters on July 19, 2019 and will feature the return of Harrison Ford to the iconic role. Now Disney chief Bob Iger is discussing the possibility of more Indiana Jones movies beyond the 2019 release.
Iger explained during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that they don’t plan on building out the Jones brand like they are doing with Star Wars, which is quite expansive.
“But we hope … right now, we’re focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort.”
Now that Disney has Harrison Ford for the upcoming film, many had been presuming that a younger Jones could soon be in the mix, Iger addressed that. The term “requel” was used throughout the interview.
“Well, we’ll bring him back, then we have to figure out what comes next. That’s what I mean. It’s not really a reboot, it’s a boot — a reboot. I don’t know. Requel. (Laughs.) We [got] Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the film. But then what’s the direction? I’ve had discussions about what the direction is, [but] I don’t want to get into it.”
Steven Spielberg has been discussing the project recently. Explaining that George Lucas will be involved creatively and that he would never want to make an Indiana Jones film without Lucas.
“George is going to be an executive producer on it with me. Of course — I would never make an ‘Indiana Jones’ film without George Lucas. That would be insane.”
The yet-to-be titled fifth entry in the Indiana Jones franchise will be written by David Koepp and will once again see the return of Spielberg and Ford. Composer John Williams will also be returning to provide the score for the movie, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 19, 2019. Are you guys looking forward to it?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter