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A brand new Indiana Jones franchise coming

2016-06-23 15:15

Los Angeles  - Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has announced plans to make more Indiana Jones movies.

A fifth film in the franchise starring Harrison Ford as the titular archaeologist is already in development and the 65-year-old chairman insists there will be more adventures for the whip-wielding character, with or without Ford.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Iger revealed: "Right now, we're focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort."

Iger confirmed that Ford, 73, will definitely be reprising the role for the next movie - which is scheduled for a 2019 release with Steven Spielberg on board to direct - and will carry on from 2008 film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

He said: "We (got) Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the film. But then what's the direction? I've had discussions about what the direction is, [but] I don't want to get into it."

Although Iger doesn't expect the Indiana Jones franchise to ever be as big as Star Wars - which Disney bought the rights to and has brought back with 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' which starred Ford as Han Solo once again - he sees a bright future for the iconic Hollywood character.

He said: "Yes, I do (see making more films) I don't think it reaches the scale of the universe of Star Wars, but I see making more. It won't be just a one-off.

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