‘Indiana Jones’: Disney CEO teases future of franchise

06.22.16 1 year ago

It appears that the next Indiana Jones movie won”t be the last crusade for Harrison Ford.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained that Ford”s next turn as Dr. Jones, slated for a 2019 release, will not be his end. Ford will be 77 when the action movie is out in theaters.

“Yes, I do [plan on making more Jones movies]. 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,” Iger 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.”

The first four movies in the franchise have grossed an adjusted $2 billion domestically. That said, the most recent film, 2008″s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was, by far, the least successful, bringing in an adjusted $378 million.

Ford seems to be reprising a number of his famed roles. In addition to bringing back Indy, he just came back as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and he will also return as Rick Deckard in the upcoming Blade Runner movie.

Indiana Jones 5 (or whatever they ultimately end up calling it) is scheduled for a July 2019 release.  So plan your next three years accordingly.

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