Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has a certain fedora-wearing, bullwhip-wielding college professor/archaeologist in her sights.
In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, Kennedy confirmed to Bruce Handy that a new Indiana Jones movie is, indeed, in Disney’s future. Eventually. While we’ve been waiting for more Indy adventures since Disney and Paramount broke a deal for "future films" back in 2012, it looks like we have to wait a bit longer. BUT fear not, because this is the first confirmation (besides that awesome Disney-wants-Chris-Pratt-as-the-next-Indiana-Jones rumor that made the rounds in January) we have that a new Indy flick is in the cards ... just not right now. Here’s the quote from Handy's Vanity Fair article:
In buying the company, Disney also got rights, for better or worse, to less-storied Lucasfilm properties, among them Willow and RadiolandMurders. 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."
Yep. They need a script. And a good one at that. And Kennedy — who was executive producer on all of Steven Spielberg’s (who also seems keen to helm a new Indy movie) projects from 1982 to 2012 — is, hopefully, the right woman for the job of digging out the perfect artifact from the sands of Tanis. Just, no aliens this time, m’kay? I’m still trying to erase the bad taste left by Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, and it's been seven years!
Are you looking forward to a new Indiana Jones flick? Would you rather have a sequel with Harrison Ford, or some sort of prequel? What kind of storyline would you like to see?
(via Vanity Fair)