We’ve known for a while that Disney has plans to reboot the Indiana Jones franchise, with Robert Pattinson and Chris Pratt being thrown around as potential fedora’d frontrunners. But now Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed it that a fifth Indiana Jones film is in the works… eventually.
Talking with Vanity Fair about that other big sequel in a galaxy far, far away, Kennedy confirmed the rumors that Disney has plans for our favorite archaeologist:
[Another 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.
As Vanity Fair points out, Kennedy served as Steven Spielberg’s executive producer on his projects from 1982-2012. Which means, yes, she was part of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Hopefully she also realized how poorly gem-headed aliens and fridging jokes went over with movie audiences, and will help guide the franchise into a more diverse exploration of the world we already love. (And may we nominate some possible Indys?) In the meantime, we can always rewatch The Mummy.