Steven Spielberg Keen To Make Indiana Jones 5 With Harrison Ford

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Han Solo and Rick Deckard aren’t the only iconic roles that Harrison Ford will be reprising in the next few years – if Steven Spielberg has his way, that his. In an interview with Yahoo Movies, the esteemed director revealed that he is keen on reteaming with the grizzled veteran for Indiana Jones 5.

Doing the press rounds for his Cold War espionage drama Bridge of Spies, Spielberg was joined by Tom Hanks as he discussed his decorated career behind the camera. When quizzed about his strong working relationship with both Hanks and Ford, the director seemed to at the very least entertain the idea for Indy 5.

“Now, I’ll probably do an ‘Indy 5’ with Harrison, [so] it’ll be five for Harrison, four for Tom, ” he said. “I’ve got to make another one with Tom, [so] that’ll be five for Tom, five for Harrison. And I think I’m going to leapfrog that way for the rest of my career. With Daniel Day-Lewis in everything else!”

Hardly a confirmation by any means, but Spielberg’s comments do pour cold water over the nascent concept of a Chris Pratt-fronted reboot. Last we heard, a possible Indiana Jones 5 was tentatively slated for release in 2018, meaning that the sequel – if it does indeed come to fruition – is still a ways away. For Spielberg, it would likely be a question of scheduling.

Much to the surprise of no one, the filmmaker continues to be one of the busiest bees in Hollywood even to this day. After calling a wrap on Bridge of Spies, he will delve into the Roald Dahl archives with The BFG before heading up long-gestating adaptation Ready Player One – plus, there’s also the small matter of the indefinitely delayed Robopocalypse.

Could Indiana Jones 5 present Spielberg and Harrison Ford with an opportunity to redeem the underwhelming Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull? Time will tell.