Hang onto your hats, Indy fans, because it looks like there may be a new â€œIndiana Jonesâ€ flick on its way!
According to a rumor from Ainâ€™t It Cool News, Lucasfilmhas set an internal date for a brand new Indy picture in Q4 of 2018. They werenâ€™t able to get any confirmation around this rumor, but itâ€™s an exciting possibility nonetheless.
Ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in late 2012, one of the big franchises fans were excited about seeingâ€”apart from Star Wars, of courseâ€”was â€œIndiana Jones.â€ Despite the fact that â€œIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skullâ€ is sitting at a â€œfreshâ€ rating of 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, many fans agreed that the fourth entry in the series was a sour note to go out on.
Rumors have also been flying around about the potential direction â€œIndiana Jonesâ€ could go in. Would Harrison Ford return as the titular character, or would they move on to a new lead Ã la James Bond? One particularly strong rumor even pegged Chris Pratt as the potential frontrunner to pick up the mantle as Indy, but Pratt has gone on to deny that in a recent GQ interview.
â€œI just didnâ€™t bring it up and [Steven Spielberg] didnâ€™t bring it up. So I donâ€™t know.â€
Of course, all this was before â€œJurassic Worldâ€s mammoth success at the box office. After seeing Pratt lead the biggest weekend opening of all time, itâ€™d be surprising if the bigwigs over at Lucasfilm werenâ€™t at least mulling over the idea of hiring Pratt to rejuvenate their franchise. If nothing else, â€œJurassic Worldâ€ proves that audiences are once again hungry for fun non-superhero adventure flicks again.
Obviously, thereâ€™s no word yet on who will be writing or directing the potential â€œIndiana Jonesâ€ movie. Of course, Spielberg is likely the leading contender to take the helm, but after fizzling out with â€œIndiana Jones and the Crystal Skull,â€ is it time to let someone else take the lead? It worked out pretty well with â€œJurassic World,â€ so that could be a great direction to go.
But as we mentioned, all this is merely rumor and speculation. Would any of you like to see a new â€œIndiana Jonesâ€ movie? Has the franchise already run its course? And if we do get a new one, who would you like to see as Indy, and who would you like to write and direct it?
Let us know all your thoughts down in the comments!