Star Wars was undoubtedly the crown jewel in Lucasfilm’s vault that attracted the attention of Disney prior to the company’s acquisition, though the House of Mouse also hold the cards to a certain, fedora-wearing professor. All is quiet on the Indiana Jones front as of late, ever since Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt was attached to a potential reboot; however, according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, a franchise relaunch is currently incubating in the early stages of development.
Kennedy didn’t divulge much more other than confirming its existence, though news of Jones’ return – however far off it proves to be – is still worth getting excited for. Speaking to Vanity Fair during the outlet’s coverage of The Force Awakens, here’s what the current boss had to say about having another crack of the whip.
“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.’”
It’s too early to tell whether those aforementioned rumors that linked Chris Pratt with the part hold some semblance of truth. Even still, Disney has been keen on creating future films in the Indiana Jones franchise for a few years, even brokering a deal with Paramount to ensure Kingdom of the Crystal Skull doesn’t go down as the professor’s final outing. Does this mean Harrison Ford could don the treasure-hunting guise once more in the not-do-distant future?
Disney’s Indiana Jones reboot is still a ways away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about what it will herald.
Source: Vanity Fair