On Tuesday, May 5, Vanity Fair revealed that in its June magazine issue Lucasfilm’s President Kathleen Kenney promised that the popular action character Indiana Jones would not remain “lost” in cinema history forever. Although some fans believe the problem with the return of Dr. Jones since the last outing in 2008, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was the casting of Shia LeBeouf as Mutt Williams, the real problem apparently continues to be the lack of a good script.
Several news outlets have reported that Harrison Ford would be returning to the franchise, but these reports appear to only be rumors at this point. The 72-year-old Ford has been busy recently with portraying Han Solo in the next Star Wars film — The Force Awakens — and recovering from a head injury that occured during a small two-seater airplane crash that happened at the Penmar Golf Course in March.
In January, Chris Pratt of Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World fame, was supposedly being eyed as the next lead for a new Indiana Jones franchise film. Of course, Pratt has also been busy with a Guardians sequel in the works according to Mikal Watts.
If Ford was to return to portraying Dr. Jones, it would likely be in a supporting role so that he can hand off the baton to the next generation of archaeologist adventurers in a reboot or continuation of the franchise.