For a few months now we’ve been hearing rumblings that Indiana Jones 5 is something that might actually be happening, and that really all started with Harrison Ford stating as much himself. What happened was Ford basically stated his interest in doing a fifth Indiana Jones film and since then he’s stated it again on a few different occasions.
Today, we got potential word on the development of Indiana Jones 5 as Jedi News dropped a rumor bomb on fans of the franchise that stated Indiana Jones 5 is going to begin story and plot development in 2014 with a possible release date before the end of 2016. The report comes as part of a rumor package involving Harrison Ford and a multi-pitcure deal with Disney.
According to Jedi News, Ford met with Disney about his role in J.J. Abrams Star Wars Episode 7 but while there he pushed hard for a commitment on Indiana Jones 5.
Ford wanted a commitment to Indy 5. He did not get this as there is no plot line or script in place. What did happen was an agreement was made wherein an outline would be developed by the end of calendar year 2014, and if all parties can agree to it moving forward, efforts would be made to move on Indy 5 for release before the end of 2016.
Now, as Jedi News rightly points out, we need to pump the brakes on this before running out to the corner of the street and shouting the news to all the land.
Still, this seems to sound like something Ford would try to do when meeting with Disney as he sounds more committed to Indiana Jones 5 than any other project from his past and using his clout during Star Wars Episode 7 negotiations to get another film into development seems possible.
We’ll keep an eye on this one, and while it’s nothing more than a rumor at this point, it’s probably the most exciting one you’ll hear all week.