February 25, 2014
Harrison Ford Making A Deal For INDIANA JONES 5 And INDIANA JONES 6?
Recently Disney acquired the distribution rights to the Indiana Jones franchise from Paramount, after purchasing Lucasfilm back in 2012 (includes Star Wars and Indiana Jones rights). Which was seemingly was the first-step to developing more more films at Lucasfilm. A few believed it could lead to a reboot but a new rumor could put a wrench in that theory. MarketSaw has heard from their source (likely someone close to Lucasfilm) about what is going with Indy at the studio. They say that Harrison Ford is working out a deal to reprise the role for Indiana Jones 5 and Indiana Jones 6, which could have been apart of Ford's Episode VII contract.
"Regarding Harrison Ford, two more Indiana Jones features are in the negotiation stages as per Ford's contract clause on Star Wars, which is the primary reason he didn't 'publicly' or 'privately' commit, or so I'm told."
AICN chimed in as well. Stating they have heard that Harrison Ford's contract to appear in Star Wars Episode VII, might have included two Indiana Jones films. This makes a lot of sense, since Ford isn't the biggest fan of Han Solo and originally wanted him killed off in Empire Strikes Back. Perhaps, the lure of two more Indy films was the reason he agreed to return. Ford has been talking about his desire to make Indiana Jones 5 for years now.
I don't know if it's been officially confirmed that Harrison Ford made the new Indiana Jones films part of his agreement to return as Han Solo, but I've heard it enough from a myriad of sources that I believe it's true. Plus, we all know that Dr. Jones is close to Ford's heart.
I liked the idea of an Indy reboot, since it would allow a new director, writer and actor to give us more installments. George Lucas staying away post-Crystal Skull might be a good thing as well, as he's pretty much retired from these movies. I'm not sure how compelling a 70 year old Indiana Jones would be, unless he's taking more of a Professor Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery) role. Disney's Alan Horn said "we haven't done anything...we don't have a story..we need a story". A screenwriter hasn't been announced or even rumored, so at this point it could be years until this even starts production.