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Indiana Jones reboot might be in the cards
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Indiana Jones reboot might be in the cards

Exactly when it will happen is anyone’s guess but the president of Lucasfilm has suggested the beloved and long-running Indiana Jones franchise might be up for a reboot.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the company has begun "talking about" making a new Indiana Jones film which may – or may not – star Harrison Ford as the whip-cracking, snake-hating archaeologist/adventurer.

"When it will happen, I'm not quite sure. We haven't started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it," Kennedy tells VF. As Rolling Stone notes, when Disney purchased Lucasfilm for $4 billion in October 2012, it acquired access to all of George Lucas' film franchise properties, including Star Wars, which will expand with three more episodes and at least two standalone films within the next five years.

The last and fourth Indiana Jones film, 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, teed up a torch-passing between Ford and actor Shia LaBeouf. Now word is Bradley Cooper or Chris Pratt could don Ford’s famous fedora, especially since filming is likely a few years off, and Ford turns 73 in July.

However, Ford will reprise his role of Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens due later this year. The action star is also committed to a Blade Runner sequel, to be helmed by Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. Only a fool would count him out just yet.

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