As part of their June Star Wars cover story, Vanity Fair had a chance to speak with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about Star Wars: The Force Awakens and got her to confirm that a new Indiana Jones movie to relaunch the franchise is in the cards, although it’s not something that will happen in the immediate future.
The following is from the print copy of the magazine:
“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.'”
Kennedy was the executive producer on all four of director Steven Spielberg’s previous Indiana Jones films, so one can expect that a relaunch of the franchise is definitely going to be in the cards even with nothing definite confirmed.
It’s been rumored for months that Chris Pratt would don the fedora for the relaunch, but we might not hear anything more about that until Lucasfilm has a script and director in place.