Indiana Jones will continue after fifth film
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 June 2016
Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has revealed that there are plans to carry on the 'Indiana Jones' franchise after the fifth film comes out
Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has announced plans to make more 'Indiana Jones' movies.
A fifth film in the franchise starring Harrison Ford as the titular archaeologist is already in development and the 65-year-old chairman insists there will be more adventures for the whip-wielding character, with or without Ford.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Iger revealed: "Right now, we're focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort."
Iger confirmed that Ford, 73, will definitely be reprising the role for the next movie - which is scheduled for a 2019 release with Steven Spielberg on board to direct - and will carry on from 2008 film 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'.
He said: "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."
Although Iger doesn't expect the 'Indiana Jones' franchise to ever be as big as 'Star Wars' - which Disney bought the rights to and has brought back with 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' which starred Ford as Han Solo once again - he sees a bright future for the iconic Hollywood character.
He said: "Yes, I do [see making more films] 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."