Indiana Jones 5

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There was once a time that everything George Lucas touched turned to gold. That time has past. It was to the relief of many Star Wars fans that Lucas had almost nothing to do with the development of The Force Awakens, especially after the litany of missteps (crimes in the opinion of some) that the filmmaker took with the prequel trilogy. But then Disney picked up Indiana Jones, and announced that they were making a fifth movie in that franchise, like Star Wars, fans were concerned that the comeback would be shaded by the continued involvement of Lucas. Well, the man penning the script for Indy 5 says relax, he’s not answering to the flanneled one. (more…)

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Remember when Disney bought Lucasfilm a few years back? You probably do; after all, it has resulted in the massively successful relaunching of Star Wars, including The Force Awakens, Rebels, and the upcoming Rogue One. But Disney didn’t just acquire a galaxy far, far away when they bought Lucasfilm. They also acquired one much closer to home—a world of nazi punching, tomb raiding, pistol slinging, and whip cracking; a world where magic is real, adventure is alive, and anything worthwhile “belongs in a museum”. I mean, of course, Indiana Jones. Now it seems Disney is looking to continue the success they’ve had with Lucasfilm properties, and ‘Indy’ is up to bat.  (more…)

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Music can’t make a bad film good, but it can make a good film great and composers like five time Academy Award winner John Williams can make that good film unforgettable and instantly recognizable. While some health concerns have cropped up in the past few years, Williams, who is 84 years old continues to work with his long time friend in film Steven Spielberg. He recently confirmed his involvement with two upcoming Spielberg movies, Ready Player One and Indiana Jones 5. Last Thursday Spielberg presented Williams with the Life Time Achievement Award by the American Film Institute, making him the first composer to be so honored in the 44 year history of the award.  (more…)

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Harrison Ford is making the Talk show rounds for the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on DVD/Blu-Ray and made an appearance on Ellen. While there the pair talked about a number of things which included that Indiana Jones 5 is in the works. When Ellen brought up the casting of a new Han Solo, Ford was quick to point out that it was a young Han Solo and not a new Han Solo. He also had some advice for those auditioning for the young Han Solo part. (more…)

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When Toronto ComiCon booked Karen Allen to appear many months ago (or whenever), could they have known that just a couple of days before hand that they would announce that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford would be teaming up again for Indiana Jones 5? Probably not, but it’s nice when things work out. When Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull concluded, Indy had married Allen’s character Marion Ravenwood, so one might think the odds are good that Marion will return for Part 5. It’s still a little early in the process to know, but to get any awkwardness out of the way at a press availability Saturday morning, we thought we’d ask anyway.  (more…)

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There have been some mixed reactions regarding the recent news that Disney and Lucasfilms are reviving the Indiana Jones franchise that was previously presumed dead after the catastrophe that was Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  While some are thrilled to have the chance for the franchise to be redeemed, others have their reservations.  Harrison Ford has been confirmed to star, and his age is, well, advanced.  How will they handle that?  He’ll be 77 when the Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters on July 19, 2019.  He might throw out his back cracking that whip!  There are also rumors that Chris Pratt is in talks to replace Ford and that he will be introduced in the upcoming film.  Those two strong characters could be too much for one movie.  If those concerns weren’t enough, add this one into the mix. (more…)

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In a move that reminds one of that Fall 2012 afternoon when it was announced that the Walt Disney Company was buying Lucasfilm and that a new Star Wars movie was just a few years away, comes the news that a new Indiana Jones movie is now just a few years away. After much speculation about reboots and recasting (Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt were both mentioned), Disney today has dropped the news that a fifth Indiana Jones movie will be released in the summer of 2019, starring Harrison Ford, and directed by Steven Spielberg! Put on the hat, grab the whip, and get ready for the best news you’ll hear all day! (more…)

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There are few directors as iconic as Steven Spielberg, and it isn’t any wonder, given the resume of films that stand behind him: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Hook, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Saving Private Ryan.  Nearly everything he touches turns to gold.  And with the fairly recent buyout of Lucasfilm by Disney, one would assume his Midas fingers would be capitalized upon.  However, in a recent interview with Screen Daily that will be published Friday, December 4, Spielberg insisted that he will never replace Harrison Ford in the role of Indiana Jones.  While a fifth film in the Indy franchise has been announced, and Ford himself has stated he would not be against taking up the whip and fedora again, it is interesting, and a little distressing, to think of an Indiana Jones franchise without Indy himself. (more…)

Ever since Disney snapped up the film rights to Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, it’s a solid Internet bet that Disney wouldn’t let such a huge franchise sit on the shelf gathering dust. The real questions were, Would they make one in time for Harrison Ford to still be able to play the part and if not who would be recast in the iconic role? (I’m looking at you Chris Pratt) Now long time Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall has laid down the law on recasting, at least for Indiana Jones 5.
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Disney Eyeing Chris Pratt For Indiana Jones Franchise

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Is this a case of a Pratt trifecta? Well, not quite, but it’s certainly shaping up that way with this latest casting rumor. Coming off the back of one of the biggest films of 2014 Guardians Of The Galaxy and leading up to a new Jurassic Park, Chris Pratt is now reportedly being eyed by Disney to star in the planned revival of the Indiana Jones franchise.  (more…)