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.
It’s been over six months since the latest rumors regarding an Indiana Jones 5 were circulated. At the time it was suggested that a young-upstart would replace Harrison Ford in the iconic role, and the likes of Bradley Cooper and Robert Pattinson were suggested as possible replacements for the world’s most famous archaeologist. Cooper would get my vote, but it would be with a heavy heart.
While it’s almost impossible to picture anybody else other than Harrison Ford wearing Indy’s infamous fedora and carrying his whip, it kind of would make sense if The Fugitive, American Graffiti and Star Wars actor graciously stepped aside to let someone else have a crack at the part. There was even a time when it was teased that the series could be completely refashioned in the mold of James Bond so that a younger audience could fall in love with the characters, exotic locations and daring missions to unearth the myriad of hidden treasures that are dotted around the globe. Personally, I wouldn’t want to see Ford’s Jones completely eradicated from the series. Surely there would be a place for him to advise and assist a young protégé, who hopefully isn’t as annoying, or as likely to swing from trees, as Shia LaBeouf’s Mutt Williams.
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?
source: IMDb, cinemablend