It seems no one can get their story straight at Lucasfilm when it comes to the Indiana Jones franchise. Just last month, producer Kathleen Kennedy said, “[Another Indiana Jones 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.” Now a month later comes a conflicting statement by another longtime producer on the adventure series.
“… we’ve had no discussions on Indy 5 to date,” Frank Marshall — who is also Kathleen Kennedy’s husband — recently told Slashfilm. He also denied that anybody was looking to Chris Pratt to take over the lead role, a rumor that even the actor himself has shot down. And now, more chatter has emerged about when the college prof hero will return to the big screen.
AICN reports that according to their source, Lucasfilm is planning to drop a new Indiana Jones movie in the fourth quarter of 2018. And that’s about all the intel they have. No word on who will write or direct the thing, or even whether or not Harrison Ford will return in some capacity, but they speculate that the success of “Jurassic World” (also produced by Marshall, and longtime ‘Jones’ helmer Steven Spielberg) might’ve sparked some movement.
Whether or not this is dry erase board planning that could change or something more concrete we’ll just have to wait and see. But that won’t stop folks from dreaming about who should go on the next big adventure to find another historic artifact. Who do you think would make the next great Indiana Jones? Let us know below.