Disney CEO confirms plans for new Indiana Jones film

Bob Iger revealed that the studio is planning a new instalment of the franchise.

Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that there will be a new Indiana Jones movie.

Iger revealed Disney’s future plans for the franchise while talking about the film studio’s recent acquisitions in a video interview with Bloomberg News.

“With George Lucas’s Star Wars – and Indiana Jones, by the way, which will be coming, we have more great stories,” Iger said.

Disney bought Lucasfilm in a $4bn deal in 2012, acquiring the rights to Star Wars and Indiana Jones in the process.

Rumours about the return of Indiana Jones have been swirling for months. Steven Spielberg, who directed the first four chapters of the franchise, has expressed an interest in working on a new film with Harrison Ford. Chris Pratt has also been cited as a favourite to take on the leading role.

Indy’s last outing was 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, released almost two decades on from previous instalment Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Ford recently reprised the role of Han Solo in Disney’s Stars Wars: The Force Awakens. The film studio is also planning to release a spin-off movie featuring a young Solo in 2018.