Captain Obvious here, bringing you the daily news that confirms that you’re smarter than the average bear. Today’s overly obvious bit of news making the Internet rounds: Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that Disney will be relaunching the Indiana Jones franchise… sometime… in the future… when they get around to it… in a galaxy not so far, far, away.

Everyone has heard the rumors that Chris Pratt is at the top of the list for actors to take over the role from Harrison Ford, as well as Ford saying he would at least do one more Indiana Jones film. Throw in Steven Spielberg‘s desire to direct and you’ve got an Internet cocktail that would totally intoxicate 99% of the Indiana Jones fan-base in one flaming shot.

In the latest edition of Vanity Fair, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy gave the Internet this printed quote:

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.’


Go ahead and admit it, you totally made this Surprised Nazi face when you read that quote didn’t you?

Let’s read between the lines because that’s all there really is for us to do at this point, because it’s not so much a quote about Indiana Jones as a non-quote about Indiana Jones. Seriously, for a moment there I thought Kennedy was giving testimony to Congress with that answer.

Given that Kennedy was an Executive producer on all four Indiana Jones movies, it’s not much of a leap to say that she will be deeply involved when the franchise resurfaces after the Disney buyout. What’s depressing for Captain Obvious here is that this is making its way across the Internet like it is actually news worth commenting on.

At best this news boils down to Kennedy confirming that those in charge are talking about relaunching the Indiana Jones franchise, but without setting up any of the infrastructure to get the giant rock trap rolling.


Now if those involved in making the decisions want to include Harrison Ford in the relaunch then time is not something they should put off. Ford isn’t getting any younger and despite his recent crash landing will be back in the cockpit and flying before you know it.

Via: Vanity Fair

Category: Film

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