‘Star Wars 7’ Script Won't Be Done Until January, No Story for ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Yet

Disney's Alan Horn confirmed the studio's plan for one ‘Star Wars’ movie a year starting in 2015. ‘Indiana Jones 5’ is still at least two years away from happening.
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‘Star Wars 7’ Script Won't Be Done Until January, No Story for ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Yet

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn gave a speech at Variety's Dealmakers Breakfast earlier today, where he dropped some updates on Star Wars: Episode VII, which still doesn't have a completed screenplay yet, Indiana Jones 5, which also doesn't have a script, and how he won't interfere with Marvel's creative vision.

Variety writer Marc Graser has been tweeting throughout the announcements, which reveal that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan won't have their screenplay completed until sometime in January, making this the most rushed movie ever seen in the franchise. Alan Horn won't reveal the budget, put places it somewhere at $200 million. And Indiana Jones 5 is still a good 2 years away from happening, as they don't have a story yet. (We see how well that is going for Star Wars). Oh, and despite the fact that they've had such a tough time getting Star Wars: Episode VII up and running, you can still expect a new movie every year starting in 2015. Check out Marc's full tweet session from his speech here.

The lack of a completed script for Star Wars: Episode VII shouldn't be terribly surprising, since J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan took over the writing duties last month. Still, with shooting scheduled to begin next spring, and no cast members announced yet, it seems this production is already behind schedule before principal photography begins.

As for the spin-offs, we reported in October that these stand-alone movies will be origin stories, which will focus on Han Solo and Boba Fett. Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan are writing the screenplays for these movies, which will debut in 2016 and 2018, between the new prequel trilogy movies.

Disney acquired the rights to make Indiana Jones 5 earlier this month, although no screenwriter is attached at this time, and the project doesn't seem to be a high priority at Disney. Franchise star Harrison Ford revealed in August that he is still interested in portraying the iconic archaeologist.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

Sources:Marc Graser

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