Indy Watch continues today, as Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy once again affirmed that another installment in the Indiana Jones franchise is in the works. Those hoping for solid confirmation that the archaeologist/adventurer is coming to the big screen anytime soon, however, will leave here disappointed.
The internet is already rampantly running stories confirming that Indiana Jones 5 is on the way, but what Kennedy really said is that Disney now has the rights to the beloved property, and are working on a way to bring it back to life. In an interview with Vanity Fair for the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens-heavy edition of the magazine, Kennedy said the following:
“In buying the company, Disney also got rights, for better or worse, to less-storied Lucasfilm properties, among them Willow and Radioland Murders. A bigger prize is the Indiana Jones franchise. Kennedy confirmed rumors that another Indy movie ‘will one day be made inside this company. When it will happen, I’m not quite sure. We haven’t started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it.’”
So, at this point in time there’s no script and only behind-the-scenes talks, which means that we’re no closer to Indy 5 than we were yesterday. But, at least it’s in the works, which means that those Chris Pratt rumors will live on.