Another ‘Indiana Jones’ film will be made, says Lucasfilm boss

Earlier this year Chris Pratt was linked to the iconic title role made famous by Harrison Ford

A new Indiana Jones film will be made “one day”, Lucasfilm’s President Kathleen Kennedy has said.

During her interview with Vanity Fair as part of the magazine’s Star Wars cover story, Kennedy was asked about the Indiana Jones franchise, which Disney acquired alongside Star Wars when it purchased Lucasfilm for $4.06 billion in 2012. A new Indiana Jones film “will one day be made inside this company,” Kennedy confirmed.

“When it will happen, I’m not quite sure,” she added. “We haven’t started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it.”

In January it was reported that Disney is planning to revive the franchise with Guardians Of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt in mind to lead the reboot as Indiana Jones. Pratt later said that starring as Indiana Jones would be an “awesome opportunity”.

Pratt would take over from Harrison Ford, who last played the ass-kicking archaeologist in 2008’s Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, joined by Shia LaBeouf as his son Mutt. The film, which revived the action franchise after nearly two decades, was a big hit at the box office, grossing over $780 million (£510 million) worldwide.

Speaking in 2013, Ford insisted that he could still star in another Indiana Jones film despite his advancing years. Bradley Cooper was linked to the franchise last year (2014) but producer Frank Marshall quickly branded the rumours “ridiculous”.