Some people ponder such mysteries as a unified field theory. I, on the other hand, have simpler questions. One of the more important ones is “Will Harrison Ford return for another Indiana Jones adventure?” But unlike the unified field theorists, it seems I have a simple answer.
According to Coming Soon, director Steven Spielberg said, “Now I’ll probably do an Indy 5 with Harrison.”
Even a hint that the movie could happen is big news, considering that the most recent installment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, gave rise to the expression “Nuke the fridge.”
But even though this potentially good movie was actually mediocre, it still earned $317 million from a $185 million budget. That’s 132 million reasons to jump back on this (mostly) fabulous bandwagon.
Coming Soon speculates that Chris Pratt, star of the wildly successful films Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World, may don Indiana Jones’ fedora—perhaps with Harrison Ford playing Old Indy. I doubt that. That was the same premise used in the 1992-1993 television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. And with Disney as the new boss in town, it’s unlikely that they’ll retread on older steps.
Of course, more questions remain: Now that Spielberg seems willing, will Disney be ready and able? Will Harrison Ford come out and play? How does gravity fit into the unified field theory, anyway? Tune in for more Indiana Jones news as it happens.