'Indiana Jones': Disney CEO teases future of franchise
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained that Ford’s next turn as Dr. Jones, slated for a 2019 release, will not be his end. Ford will be 77 when the action movie is out in theaters.
“Yes, I do [plan on making more Jones movies]. I don't think it reaches the scale of the universe of Star Wars, but I see making more. It won't be just a one-off,” Iger said. “We [got] Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the film. But then what's the direction? I've had discussions about what the direction is, [but] I don't want to get into it.”
The first four movies in the franchise have grossed an adjusted $2 billion domestically. That said, the most recent film, 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was, by far, the least successful, bringing in an adjusted $378 million.
Ford seems to be reprising a number of his famed roles. In addition to bringing back Indy, he just came back as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and he will also return as Rick Deckard in the upcoming Blade Runner movie.
Indiana Jones 5 (or whatever they ultimately end up calling it) is scheduled for a July 2019 release. So plan your next three years accordingly.