‘Indiana Jones 5’ Won’t Be The Last Indy Adventure

Indiana Jones 5 is headed our way, whether we want it or not (and why not, honestly?). But according to Disney’s Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, it won’t be the final time we follow the globetrotting archeologist.

Not only is Indiana Jones 5 not the final chapter, Disney is planning on a – wait for it – Indiana Jones shared universe. Iger discussed the idea with The Hollywood Reporter:

“Not like Star Wars, but we hope… right now, we’re focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort… Well, we’ll bring him back, then we have to figure out what comes next. That’s what I mean. It’s not really a reboot, it’s a boot — a reboot. I don’t know. We [got] Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the film. But then what’s the direction? I’ve had discussions about what the direction is, [but] I don’t want to get into it. I don’t think it reaches the scale of the universe of Star Wars, but I see making more. It won’t be just a one-off.”

That’s clear as mud. But it’s obvious the shared universe type franchise is the new status quo. Straight sequels aren’t enough for studios anymore, so we could possibly see Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones hand off his fedora to a new character. Satellite stories and prequels seem tricker, but I’m sure Disney could figure this out.

Indiana Jones 5 is still a long way away, July 10, 2019 to be exact.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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