Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:44 AM | Labeled as , , , ,




Remember how excited you were when it was announced that Harrison Ford was going to wear the fedora again in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Then do you remember how disappointed you were when you saw it? Painful thoughts for some fans, for sure, and maybe not for other fans.

Now that Disney has bought Lucasfilm it is a bit of a tough sell to bring back the franchise for a fifth installment. But the catch is Disney loves money and the fourth Indiana Jones film made over $785 million worldwide on a $185 million budget. Those are the type of numbers Disney loves to see which is why a fifth movie is not a far-fetched idea.

According to one of The Daily SuperHero's sources—actually the same source who, back in February, said Star Wars would film in London months before any other website reported it—Disney is actively talking about the possibility of an Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford.

It is no coincidence a couple weeks ago Ford jokingly revealed that he is highly interested in returning to the role.

"In a New York minute, yes," Ford said to U.K. gossip website Mirror.co.uk. "I don’t think there is any barrier to Indiana Jones being an old fart. I’m old enough that we don’t need Connery any more—I’m old enough to play my own father!"

Also, The Daily SuperHero was told that one of the biggest hurdles holding back another Indiana Jones film is the fact Paramount still holds the distribution rights for the franchise. Disney wants those rights back but Paramount is holding onto them tightly, as of right now. This could change or Disney could just work with Paramount, even though they don't like to work with other studios whom they do not own.

Finally to corroborate all of this an employee who works for Disney Parks said, regarding the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, "No changes are being made to it right now because Disney is trying to be active with the franchise."

You can interpret all of this as rumor or whatever, but it sounds like Disney is definitely moving forward with trying to develop another big screen adventure for Indiana Jones.




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