For a long while now, everyone has suspected that Disney and Lucasfilm will make Indiana Jones 5. Though, it hasn't ever been officially announced. And while it is rumored that Chris Pratt will take over for Harrison Ford, no one has ever confirmed that at either Disney or Lucasfilm. As part of the massive Star Wars: The Force Awakens spread in Vanity Fair this month, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy did confirm that a movie is happening at Disney. Though, she has no idea when it may move forward. Nor does she even begin to hint that someone else is replacing Harrison Ford at this juncture. She says:
"[A New Indiana Jones] 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."
Disney and Paramount brokered a financial deal for future films way back in 2012, when we first heard that Indiana Jones 5 could possibly be moving forward. Though, this is the first time Kathleen Kennedy has officially announced that a new movie is for sure happening. The LucasFilm president goes onto confirm that Disney got the rights for all LucasFilm properties, for better or worse, including Willow and Radioland Murders. Does that mean remakes or reboots, or possibly even sequels to those movies are in the works? We have no idea.
Last year, Disney Chairman Alan Horn had similar comments about Indiana Jones 5. He seemed to believe that a new movie was coming, but relaid the following information:
"We haven't done anything. We don't have a story. We need a story."
It has long been the belief that LucasFilm and Disney are working hard to launch a new Star Wars franchise with a sequel trilogy and Anthology spinoffs before even thinking about moving forward on Indiana Jones. The first priority is to get the right script with a stand-out story that will please old and new fans alike.