Indiana Jones

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Harrison Ford Survives Indiana Jones 5 Says Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is returning to direct the fifth Indiana Jones movie for Disney and drops a tidbit regarding Harrison Ford whose Han Solo was killed off in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

No worries, though, as Spielberg says the same thing isn’t happening to Indy.

Spielberg told THR he’s “super excited” about Indiana Jones 5 and offered, “I think this one is straight down the pike for the fans. The one thing I will tell you is I’m not killing off Harrison [Ford] at the end of it.” 

We can even speculate that news of not killing off Harrison Ford may even mean Ford may be brought back for more Indiana Jones movies.

The untitled Indiana Jones 5 has a July 19, 2019 release. 

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John Williams To Score Star Wars: Episode VIII, Indiana Jones 5 & Ready Player One

At 84 years young, legendary composer John Williams is keeping busy as it has been announced Williams will be composing the music for Star Wars: Episode VIII, Indiana Jones 5 and Ready Player One.

Williams composed all the music for the Star Wars films to date.

“If I can do it, I certainly will. I told Kathy Kennedy I’m happy to do it, but the real reason is, I didn’t want anybody else writing music for Daisy Ridley,” Williams quipped.

Steven Spielberg confirmed John Williams will be returning to score Indiana Jones 5 at the recent American Film Tribute, which also sees Spielberg and Harrison Ford returning.

“John Williams will come back and score [the film], absolutely,” Spielberg said, reports Yahoo.

Spielberg is also directing Ready Player One, based on the novel of the same name, which will once again reunite Spielberg and John Williams.

“This man’s gifts echo, quite literally, through all of us, around the world and across generations,” AFI president-CEO Bob Gazzale said, reports Variety. “There’s not one person who hasn’t heard this man’s work, who hasn’t felt alive because of it. That’s the ultimate impact of an artist.”

Star Wars: Episode VIII has a December 15, 2017 release; Indiana Jones 5 is due out July 19, 2019, and Ready Player One has a March 30, 2018 release.

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Indiana Jones 5 A Continuation of Crystal Skull?

A fifth Indiana Jones movie is in the works which will see Harrison Ford return as well as the writer behind Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, David Koepp.

Now it’s said the new movie will be a “continuation” of Crystal Skull.

Variety attended CinemaCon where they note producer Frank Marshall stated Indiana Jones 5 will not be a prequel, but a continuation of the story from where it left off with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008.

They didn’t directly quote Marshall, so before everybody flips their lid, more than likely Frank Marshall means not a direct continuation, just that the events that happened in Crystal Skull will still be relevant or referenced in the new movie.

The end of Crystal Skull saw Indiana Jones marry Marion and get reinstated at Marshall College and made an associate dean; so more than likely that may play a part in Indiana Jones 5, than say any of the goofy alien stuff.

Marshall also said there are no plans to replace Harrison Ford on Indiana Jones like the actors are with the James Bond (or Batman) movies. Ditto with Matt Damon and Jason Bourne.

“It’s all about the story. I think both in the ‘Jason Bourne’ series and on ‘Indiana Jones,’ we are not going to do the Bond thing,” Marshall said. “We think those characters are iconic, and those are the only actors who can play that.”

The fifth untitled Indiana Jones movie has a July 19, 2019 release date.

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Inhumans Movie Gets Delayed: Unknown Release Date

Following rumors stating Marvel Studios was cancelling the Inhumans movie over a rift with Marvel TV, now it’s learned the Inhumans movie has been pushed back and presently has no release date.

Inhumans was originally supposed to hit July 12, 2019, but now Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige says due to adding Spider-Man, Ant-Man and Wasp and Indiana Jones, that Inhumans gets placed on the back-burner (via Collider).

Since we made our initial phase three announcement, we added Spider-Man, which was a big joyous coup for us. We added Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was a big fun continuation of that story for us. Walt Disney Company has announced an Indiana Jones film for right around that same time. So I think it will shuffle off the current date that it’s on right now. How far down it shuffles, I’m not sure yet.

Feige does offer Inhumans is still happening.

It’s a question of when.

Marvel TV has currently been exploring the world of the Inhumans on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. With Inhumans looking like a possible 2020 or beyond release date, that may give Marvel Studios enough time to separate their story from the TV version.

Charlie Cox also recently said Daredevil won’t be appearing in any Marvel movies.

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Indiana Jones 5 Gets Jurassic Park & Spider-Man Writer

A couple of days ago Disney officially announced Indiana Jones 5 is in the works with Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford returning.

Now it’s learned the co-writer behind the previous Indiana Jones movie, Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, is also returning, with David Koepp.

THR reports the longtime Spielberg writer is back, but as of now, no plot details for Indiana Jones 5 are known.

While it may sounds like a red flag with the writer behind the disastrous Kingdom of The Crystal Skull being brought back, bear in mind David Koepp worked off of George Lucas’ original story idea as well as Jeff Nathanson’s several drafts (more than likely Koepp was brought on to try and salvage whatever he could from Lucas’ ideas).

The report also notes it’s unclear if Lucas will be involved with Indiana Jones 5. It’s possible, similar to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucas may be on the sideline again.

The good news is that David Koepp also wrote Jurassic Park and the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man film as well as Mission Impossible, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Toy Soldiers, so we shouldn’t worry too much. Koepp is also behind Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and the adaptation of Dan Brown novel that stars Tom Hanks, Inferno.

The fifth untitled Indiana Jones movie has a July 19, 2019 release date.

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Harrison Ford & Steven Spielberg Returning For Indiana Jones 5

Disney has announced Harrison Ford will be back for the fifth Indiana Jones movie re-teaming with Steven Spielberg who will direct the film.

The untitled Indiana Jones 5 has a July 19, 2019 release date with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall back as producers as well.

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Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.

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New Indiana Jones Movie Rumored For 2018

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Could it be mere coincidence that following the colossal hall Jurassic World took at the box office, that rumors are now flying that a new Indiana Jones movie may be released in 2018?

It’s certainly possible that Disney took notice of Jurassic World’s success as the film stars Chris Pratt, who is/was rumored for the new Indy role, and Jurassic World is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, director on all four Indiana Jones movies.

While Pratt did deny the Indiana Jones rumor and said he and Spielberg never mentioned it, with Jurassic World having the best opening ever for a movie, Disney and Spielberg have to be at least thinking about using Pratt in some capacity (either as the new Indy or to star along side Harrison Ford).

Consider it all speculation right now, but according to AICN, Disney may be releasing a new Indiana Jones movie late 2018.

Last we heard about a potential new Indiana Jones movie was from Disney LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy who confirmed six weeks ago a new Indiana Jones movie will be made and is in development.

Chris Pratt as the new Indy is probably looking better than ever as of right now.

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Disney Developing New Indiana Jones Movie

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While there has been rumor and talk of a new Indiana Jones movie for some time, now LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy finally confirms it will happen.

While talking Star Wars with Vanity Fair, Kennedy states a new Indiana Jones movie will be made.

In buying the company, Disney also got rights, for better or worse, to less-storied Lucasfilm properties, among them Willow and Radioland Murders. A bigger prize is the Indiana Jones franchise. Kennedy confirmed rumors that another Indy movie ‘will one day be made inside this company. When it will happen, I’m not quite sure. We haven’t started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it.

Various rumors mentioned that Harrison Ford would be returning for new Indiana Jones movies as part of his Star Wars contract, and the latest rumor had it that Disney was rebooting Indiana Jones with Chris Pratt, which Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn stated wasnt true.

We’ll have to wait for more news from Disney to see if the new Indiana Jones is a sequel featuring Harrison Ford or a reboot using another actor, but at least we know now that one is definitely being developed.

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James Gunn Says Chris Pratt Indiana Jones Rumor Seems Like BS

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James Gunn recently participated in a QnA where he discussed Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Spider-Man, X-Men and more.

Gunn also commented on the rumor that Chris Pratt will be the new Indiana Jones.

According to Variety, Gunn said that Chris Pratt playing Indiana Jones would be cool, but the report mentions Gunn goes on to say that the rumor “seemed like complete bullshit.”

The report goes on to speculate that since James Gunn had been hanging out with Chris Pratt recently, it’s possible Gunn got the information straight from Pratt.

So from that info, we can gather either Pratt never was in the running for the new Indiana Jones or that Pratt didn’t get the job.

Of course, it could also just be Gunn’s opinion on the rumor as well.

The latest rumor stated Steven Spielberg wanted Chris Pratt for Indiana Jones.

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Steven Spielberg Wants To Direct Indiana Jones Reboot Starring Chris Pratt

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In an update on a story from about a month ago, it’s now being said that Steven Spielberg wants to direct the Indiana Jones reboot, and also that Spielberg wants to direct Chris Pratt in the role formerly played by Harrison Ford.

Deadline reports that Spielberg is hoping to direct the fifth Indiana Jones movie as long as the script is good enough.

It’s also again stated that Chris Pratt is Spielberg’s choice to play Indiana Jones, with Spielberg also said to have hand-picked Pratt for Jurassic World.

Pratt was recently asked about potentially playing Indiana Jones where the actor so of denied it, but did offer he might be in talks.

Pratt, who also stars in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, has Jurassic World coming out June 12th.

Jurassic World Super Bowl trailer:

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Watch: Chris Pratt Asked About Indiana Jones

Chris Pratt is currently said to be up for the role of Indiana Jones in a new franchise.

TMZ caught up with Pratt at the airport where they had the actor sign a piece of Indiana Jones memorabilia and asked Pratt about the rumor.

Pratt seems to be taken back by the attention, but he does state he might be in talks, though doesn’t confirm and says no at the same time.

Chris Pratt stars in this Summer’s Jurassic World and will reprise as Star-Lord for Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

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Chris Pratt Eyed For Indiana Jones Reboot

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With Disney having success with Marvel and continuing to move forward with Star Wars, it’s now learned that Indiana Jones might be next on their agenda.

According to Deadline, Disney is eyeing Chris Pratt for the Indiana Jones role.

It’s noted the talks that are underway are “very early,” but it’s said Chris Pratt is eyed to be the one to build a new Indiana Jones franchise around.

Pratt recently starred in Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and is also starring in the upcoming Jurassic World film for Universal Studios.

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No Plans For Indiana Jones Says Disney

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Disney’s purchase of LucasFilm also happened to include Indiana Jones.

There has been rumor of an “Indiana Jones 5” for some time as it’s been said Harrison Ford agreed to do Star Wars if he was able to do more Indiana Jones movies. 

Another rumor also had it that Indiana Jones would be getting rebooted with a younger actor.

Now it’s learned that Disney has no present plans for Indiana Jones.

Disney CEO Bob Iger stated the following at a recent breakfast with Variety.

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No Indiana Jones Or Star Wars For Robert Pattinson

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A little over a week ago, a rumor stated that Robert Pattinson was in line to take over Indiana Jones.

Now MTV catches up with Robert Pattinson and asks if there is any truth to it.

Pattinson denies the Indiana Jones rumor with: “I didn’t even know they were rebooting it.”

Robert Pattinson is also asked if he auditioned for Star Wars, which he replies no as well.

“Not me,” Pattinson laughed when it was mentioned that every young actor got to meet J.J. Abrams for Star Wars. “No. I’m so busy. I’m so busy,” he joked.

Robert Pattinson’s latest movie, The Rover, is now playing.

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Robert Pattinson Rumored For Indiana Jones

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It’s rumored that Twilight star Robert Pattinson is in line to play the next Indiana Jones.

The info comes from UK tabloid site The Daily Star which states Pattinson tops a shortlist of younger actors to take over the role.

It’s said that Disney feels Indiana Jones has long-term potential, and that they feel Harrison Ford is getting too old for the role.

Reportedly, Ford’s Star Wars contract included two more Indiana Jones movies for the actor to star in.

Bradley Cooper was previously rumored for Indiana Jones as well, but it’s been said not to be true.

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Bradley Cooper Indiana Jones Rumor Not True: Ditto With Frank Darabont

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A recent rumor stated that Disney LucasFilm might be going the James Bond route with Indiana Jones, and that Bradley Cooper was being eyed to take over from Harrison Ford.

The same rumor also stated that Frank Darabont pitched an idea for the new Indiana Jones.

Turns out it isn’t true as a website, Frank Daramont and producer Frank Marshall shoot the Indiana Jones Bradley Cooper rumors down.

SlashFilm has it from a “high-placing” source that the rumors are not true.

Likewise, producer Frank Marshall took to Twitter to offer the following.

And Frank Darabont told AICN:

This is an internet rumor with not a shred of truth in it. I have not pitched an idea for a proposed Indiana Jones movie, nor has anybody approached me with such an idea. The inaccurate report on Latino Review was the first I’d heard of it.

As we mentioned, the rumors contradict an earlier report that stated Harrison Ford’s Star Wars contract includes more Indiana Jones, which means he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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Bradley Cooper Rumored To Take Over Indiana Jones

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A new rumor has hit the net suggesting that Bradley Cooper may take over the Indiana Jones role.

It’s suggested that a new Indiana Jones trilogy may launch using a younger actor much the way the James Bond movies have used new actors, which would mean no reboot.

Latino Review has it from a source that the window for new Indiana Jones movies starring Harrison Ford is narrowing, and if something isn’t done soon Disney Lucasfilm is looking to recast the role using a younger actor.

It’s noted that Bradley Cooper is just on the top of the list and doesn’t have the role.

The report also mentions that Frank Darabont apparently pitched an idea for a new Indiana Jones movie as well. 

The rumor seems to contradict an earlier rumor that stated as part of Harrison Ford’s contract to return for Star Wars: Episode VII that Ford will be returning in two new Indiana Jones films.

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Tom Selleck Explains What Happened With Getting Cast As Indiana Jones (Video)

Tom Selleck recently appeared on the David Letterman Show where he let it be known what happened regarding getting cast as Indiana Jones for Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.

Apparently it was rumored that Selleck had turned down the offer, but that’s not the case as he says the offer was out there for a month with the network eventually turning it down as he had just shot the pilot for Magnum P.I.

You can watch some of Tom Selleck’s Indiana Jones screentest below as well.

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2 More Indiana Jones Movies Rumored; Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch & Ian McDiarmid For Star Wars

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A batch of new rumors has hit the net surrounding the Disney LucasFilm movies as it’s being said two Indiana Jones movies are in development as well as some casting news regarding Star Wars: Episode VII.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Oldman have previously been mentioned for Star Wars, with Oldman most recently confirming talks. Now Market Saw has released some potential new information in that the role both of the actors were going for was one in the same. It’s noted, however, it’s not known how that will play out, but that both Cumerbatch and Oldman are somehow involved.

It’s also mentioned that Ian McDiarmid looks to be back for Star Wars: Episode VII. Back in August of last year, McDiarmid was rumored to be returning as The Emperor, but no specific details known.

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The report also goes on to state Star Wars Episode VII will feature: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels and Warwick Davis. Davis played Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi as well as a pod race spectator in Phantom Menance.

It’s previously also been rumored that part of Harrison Ford’s contract to return for more Star Wars movies is that there will be additional Indiana Jones films. This new report states there are two Indiana Jones movies currently in negotiations.

There is also an update about the potential story in that Star Wars: Episode VII may be about twins as they take a path toward darkness and follow in their father’s footsteps. It’s noted things could be changed, however, with it known that Abrams has rewritten the script.

“Star Wars: Episode VII” has a December 18, 2015 release.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Star Wars hub for more.

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SyFy Announces James Bond, Star Trek & Indiana Jones Thanksgiving Marathon

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SYFY CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING WEEKEND WITH TWELVE JAMES BOND MOVIES

SIX STAR TREK FILMS

PLUS INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

 

NEW YORK – November 8, 2013 – Syfy will shake up the Thanksgiving Weekend (November 28-December 1) with its annual two day James Bond marathon featuring a dozen movies starring Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore and yes — even Timothy Dalton.

The 007-fest fires its first shot with Tomorrow Never Dies on Thursday, November 28 at 1AM (ET/PT) and includes special Thanksgiving primetime presentations of Die Another Day (6PM) and Casino Royale (9PM), concluding Friday, November 29.

For those viewers who like their action in space, Syfy will beam down six Star Trek movies on Saturday, November 30, highlighted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (6:30PM) and Star Trek VII: Generations (9PM).

The holiday movie festival ends on Sunday, December 1 at 8PM with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)