The question of when we might see another Indiana Jones movie has suddenly gotten more complicated, or at least more interesting.
Although there have been plenty of rumors about a fifth franchise installment since Disney acquired the rights in 2013, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy revealed last month that there's no timetable. "When it will happen, I’m not quite sure," she said. "We haven’t started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it.”
However, franchise producer Frank Marshall, who previously shot down rumors of Chris Pratt replacing Harrison Ford, now tells Slashfilm "we've had no discussions on 'Indy 5' to date."
His comment arrives even as AICN reports a new rumor that Disney is eyeing a fifth "Indiana Jones" for release in late 2018. While it's clearly only a rumor, it's difficult to imagine Disney would acquire such a lucrative franchise, and then do nothing with it -- although if the 2018 date is true, the studio will have sat on the rights for five years.
Of course, 2018 would also mean fans have had a decade to try to forget "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" ...