With Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and the huge success of Star Wars (so far) it seems that people have forgotten that included in the deal was the Indiana Jones films.
Harrison Ford has already dismissed the rumours of a giving up his role as Indy by signing on for a 5th film, but at a recent panel in a Star Wars Celebration Europe, ILM President Lynwen Brennan dropped a massive hint that plans are afoot to make the Indy brand as big as Star Wars.
“Kiri [Hart] and her group have mapped out a story and timeline across multiple platforms many years in advance, many exhausting years in advance. … We have a great honor to have responsibility for, so we want to be really careful with that. Not only for Star Wars but with Indiana Jones, which we’re all really excited about as well.”
Now at the moment, those comments have taken the internet by storm, with fans speculating what it means. We can be sure that their plans for Indy are not just for one film and there is feverish speculation that Disney are planning a whole universe of Indy tales, perhaps spin offs as well.
The fact that there are talks for “long term” potential in the franchise suggests that but we all have to wait and see, especially as at this moment, Disney themselves are pushing all their efforts into Star Wars.
As fans of Indy and with a need to get rid of that damn Crystal Skull mess, lets see how this pans out!