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[OT RUMOUR] Is "Indiana Jones 5" Coming in 2018? [message #292730] Fri, 19 June 2015 20:55
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Is "Indiana Jones 5" Coming in 2018?
When Disney bought Lucasfilm, they purchased not only
"Star Wars", but the whole lot, including "Willow",
"Radioland Murders", and that little franchise known
as "Indiana Jones". As the 72-year-old Harrison Ford
looks less and less likely to step back into his most
iconic role, rumors have swirled that Chris Pratt
might become the first actor to re-interpret the lead
role in features, and now AintItCool is reporting
scuttlebutt they've heard about Lucasfilm pencilling
in a release window for "Indiana Jones 5" in the
fourth quarter of 2018.

Despite the site's "trusted sources", even they
recommend taking the word with a grain of salt, and
even if it is true it may only be internal wishful
thinking, especially given the already ambitious slate
of "Star Wars" films and TV shows the company is
launching over the next several years. In a May
interview with Lucasfilm head honcho Kathleen Kennedy,
she stressed that a new "Indiana Jones" adventure "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."

This slightly contradicts what her husband and producer
on all four previous Indy films, Frank Marshall, told
SlashFilm recently, "No, there've been no discussions
on that," Marshall said. "We've had no discussions on
'Indy 5' to date."

And then there are the statements that George Lucas
has made in the past to multiple outlets that he is
trying to crack a story, or that he had cracked a
story, or rumors that the McGuffin was the Bermuda
Triangle (a hot property in Hollywood right now).
Lucas has stated that despite being retired from
blockbusters, he might still be open to shepherding
another Jones film to the screen. Given the fact that
Disney and J.J. Abrams reportedly threw out many of
his concepts for the new "Star Wars" trilogy, the
maverick billionaire may be disenchanted by the idea
of working within the strictures of the Mouse House.

As for the Chris Pratt rumors, it's important to
remember that not too long ago many sites were
reporting Bradley Cooper as "a lock" to take over the
whip and fedora from Harrison Ford. Pratt is the new
box office king thanks to "Guardians of the Galaxy"
and "Jurassic World", but as he told the Nerdist
Podcast recently, he's only had one conversation
about becoming archaeologist Indiana Jones.

"I actually got a call today from my brother and he
said it'd be cool if I did it, so I have my brother's
permission," Pratt said jokingly. "That's the first
of many steps, none of the other steps have happened.
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