How do you prefer your Indiana Jones franchise? Ongoing as it is now or possibly rebooted? According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, the latter option looks like a real possibility after Indiana Jones 5: Please No Fridges lands in theaters on July 19, 2019.
Iger chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about the durable franchise and was asked if there would be an Indy universe not unlike Star Wars. His response?
“Not like Star Wars, no. But we hope … right now, we’re focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort.”
This isn’t exactly a “yup, Cyberpunk Indiana Jones starring Kevin James comes out on Christmas 2020″ style guarantee, but it is a bit of a big deal that talk of rebooting/reworking the franchise is being addressed in the interview. Iger also says a reboot (although he’s not sure if it should be classified as a reboot) would still have Harrison Ford in the fray.
“Well, we’ll bring him back, then we have to figure out what comes next,” offered the big cheese of Mickey Mouse’s empire. “That’s what I mean. It’s not really a reboot, it’s a boot — a reboot. I don’t know.”
Iger’s desire to keep Ford in the fold isn’t something that would derail current Indiana Jones 5 plans, but would audiences be thrilled to see this potential reboot/boot? Presumably the answer to this question will be determined on the battlefield that is Twitter.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)