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Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn says not to expect a new Indiana Jones for 2-3 years

Dec. 13, 2013by: Alex Maidy

After the news that Disney had reached a deal with Paramount for full rights to creating new Indiana Jones films, the next question was whether on not it would be fast-tracked like STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. After the PHANTOM MENACE like reception that INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL received, the question was whether the franchise could be revived to the glory days of the original three films.

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn was asked that exact question and his answer was that a story would be needed before taking any steps and that would put a new INDIANA JONES film 2-3 years away. We have heard for a while now that both Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford are keen to return to the adventures of Dr. Jones with some sources claiming that Ford made his involvement with STAR WARS: EPISODE VII conditional on another Indy movie being greenlit. There has been no confirmation if that was in fact true.

Whether the studio has anyone actively developing a new Indiana Jones script is unknown but I would imagine given a 2-3 year window that they are at least exploring ideas. Horn mentioned again that the studio is progressing as full controllers of STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES but are still consulting George Lucas as necessary. If you have any question as to whether the studio is taking these new projects seriously, read this quote from Horn.

“Do I have to see it now and do I have to see it on the big screen? If the answer to both of those questions is no, then we have a big problem. My payhcheck has a mouse on it and I take it very seriously.”

I have faith in Disney even though some are skeptical. They may be a big corporation, but they do have an eye for quality and don't tend to turn out shit just to make a buck. They made Marvel work and I have faith they will with both STAR WARS and Indiana Jones.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII hits theaters December 18, 2015.

Source: Variety

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5:42PM on 12/16/2013
They talk about Indy like Harrison Ford is still in his 30's. He's getting really up there in age. They are gonna have to do something thats more condusive to his age. He cant be beating the shit out of soldiers (SOLDIERS!) less than half his age and swinging from vines across cliffs anymore if its at all gonna be believeable. Thats why The Last Crusade worked so well. They never had Sean Connery do anything too outside of his scope and he was believable in his role.
They talk about Indy like Harrison Ford is still in his 30's. He's getting really up there in age. They are gonna have to do something thats more condusive to his age. He cant be beating the shit out of soldiers (SOLDIERS!) less than half his age and swinging from vines across cliffs anymore if its at all gonna be believeable. Thats why The Last Crusade worked so well. They never had Sean Connery do anything too outside of his scope and he was believable in his role.
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3:47AM on 12/16/2013
Lol!
Lol!
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12:31AM on 12/16/2013

Obligatory Indiana Jones Story of the Week

Not... news... -- Seriously finding myself moving to file this story somewhere between "pointless" and "I really don't know what the fuck to write." Because this entire 'news' story is nothing but a handful of glittering generalities & blind speculation... Between being unable to confirm whether or not Ford actually made the stipulation mentioned for his starring in Star Wars 7, no reference as to the time or place of Horn's supposed quote, and finally the fact that this story's existence in
Not... news... -- Seriously finding myself moving to file this story somewhere between "pointless" and "I really don't know what the fuck to write." Because this entire 'news' story is nothing but a handful of glittering generalities & blind speculation... Between being unable to confirm whether or not Ford actually made the stipulation mentioned for his starring in Star Wars 7, no reference as to the time or place of Horn's supposed quote, and finally the fact that this story's existence in the first place suggests that another Indy movie is coming, yet simultaneously explicitly states how it's unknown whether who, if anyone, is developing one currently, this is a seriously pathetic attempt to fill one's article quota, and nothing more, but maybe less.

Despite the fact that I believe this quote from Horn is retarded, and that instead, contrary to this story's author's blind faith in Disney, and by default Horn himself, only serves to illustrate his insufficient ability to produce quality material. Because by the way in which he states his position, it comes off as if to say his personal answer to each of the questions he poses is no. Which alone is enough to demonstrate that this clown is unfit to do shit whatsoever. Granted JJ Abrams is doing Star Wars, but suffice to say that it wasn't HIS decision that made THAT happen.

But back to the matter at hand of this 'news story,' if you can even call it that... The last sentence of the last paragraph is enough to completely disregard this whole piece. "They made Marvel work?!" No. Marvel made Marvel work. Disney has only managed to take credit for that which they have no real hand in. In case you weren't aware, Alex, Marvel used to have it's own production outfit before Disney acquired things. So you probably should've done your homework on that one. And if you DID 'know,' you should probably make an effort to state things in such a way that at least fools your readers into believing you do.

Story status: Uninformed and pointless. -- FYI there are far more interesting things in the world of movies to write fluff pieces on.

END RANT.

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9:36AM on 12/15/2013

Bring back what made Indy great.

Pay homage to the original trilogy, maybe bring Sean Connery back in flashback sequences before he passed, bring back old friends like Sallah or maybe even an old sidekick like an older Shortround. That's what makes Indy great. One thing Kingdom should have known is that you just don't f*ck with the formula.
Pay homage to the original trilogy, maybe bring Sean Connery back in flashback sequences before he passed, bring back old friends like Sallah or maybe even an old sidekick like an older Shortround. That's what makes Indy great. One thing Kingdom should have known is that you just don't f*ck with the formula.
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11:59AM on 12/14/2013
Oh good, this should make Harrison Ford what, 80 years old for the role. Give it up guys....
Oh good, this should make Harrison Ford what, 80 years old for the role. Give it up guys....
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10:49AM on 12/14/2013

"...and don't tend to turn out shit just to make a buck,"

Cars 2...'nuff said

I'm excited to see an Indy 5. Just get it right this time.
Cars 2...'nuff said

I'm excited to see an Indy 5. Just get it right this time.
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1:27AM on 12/14/2013
How about never? NO ONE WANTS THIS. NO ONE.
How about never? NO ONE WANTS THIS. NO ONE.
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1:07AM on 12/14/2013
Open with Mutt dying tragically. Indy grieves about for a while then finds someone better to mentor.
Open with Mutt dying tragically. Indy grieves about for a while then finds someone better to mentor.
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1:00AM on 12/14/2013
So what you're telling me, is that we're supposed to expect another one, at some point in time? Love the first three movies, and the fourth wasn't as awful as all will objectively point out; but seriously, this franchise needs to go the way of the warrior, within it's current state. I'm not saying end it in all forms of media, but we don't need another Jones movie any time soon, if at all (whether it be father or son). There's a reason why great movies, television shows, books, albums, etc.,
So what you're telling me, is that we're supposed to expect another one, at some point in time? Love the first three movies, and the fourth wasn't as awful as all will objectively point out; but seriously, this franchise needs to go the way of the warrior, within it's current state. I'm not saying end it in all forms of media, but we don't need another Jones movie any time soon, if at all (whether it be father or son). There's a reason why great movies, television shows, books, albums, etc., remain great, it's because the source material, by the original author, is the way the story was intended to be told.
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10:47PM on 12/13/2013
By that time Indiana Jones would need either knee joint or hip replacement.
By that time Indiana Jones would need either knee joint or hip replacement.
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8:23PM on 12/13/2013
they'll need a young, inventive director and an imaginative writer to make this work. with respect to mr. spielberg and mr. lucas, they will have to step back and let new blood bring back life to old mr. jones. with or without harrison ford, they will have to come up with some fresh ideas to compete in today's seriously jaded audiences. otherwise all this is just a tired exercise to make some money from an aged franchise.
they'll need a young, inventive director and an imaginative writer to make this work. with respect to mr. spielberg and mr. lucas, they will have to step back and let new blood bring back life to old mr. jones. with or without harrison ford, they will have to come up with some fresh ideas to compete in today's seriously jaded audiences. otherwise all this is just a tired exercise to make some money from an aged franchise.
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8:16PM on 12/13/2013
At that rate the ancient relic driving the plot will be Ford himself.
At that rate the ancient relic driving the plot will be Ford himself.
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7:56PM on 12/13/2013

Age

I'm all for Harrison Ford appearing one more time as Indy. As he said:

"To me, what was interesting about the character was that he prevailed, that he had courage, that he had wit, that he had intelligence, that he was frightened and that he still managed to survive. That I can do."

And not to get too philosophical about it, but it's empowering that a character can continue on at an older age. As a culture, we seem to throw people away when they get above a certain age; at some point, we
I'm all for Harrison Ford appearing one more time as Indy. As he said:

"To me, what was interesting about the character was that he prevailed, that he had courage, that he had wit, that he had intelligence, that he was frightened and that he still managed to survive. That I can do."

And not to get too philosophical about it, but it's empowering that a character can continue on at an older age. As a culture, we seem to throw people away when they get above a certain age; at some point, we deem them useless. 67? They should retire. 71? Leave us be. 75? Senile, sit in the corner. It's important to remember that even if someone's older, they still have a life and vitality. Maybe there are more wrinkles, but the mind is as strong as ever. And that is something that Indiana Jones can represent. He wasn't physical brawn; he was intelligent, witty, courageous, resourceful... and those are the types of characteristics that people never lose. So what if the character is 71, 72, or 73? People can still accomplish things at that age, and we should EMBRACE that fact.

So I'm all for Indiana Jones 5.
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7:44PM on 12/13/2013

the american James Bond

i always thought if any franchise could be turned into an American James Bond, it would be Indiana Jones. Ford is great as the character, like Connery, can play it however long he wants. But he's not the only one who can do it
i always thought if any franchise could be turned into an American James Bond, it would be Indiana Jones. Ford is great as the character, like Connery, can play it however long he wants. But he's not the only one who can do it
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5:44PM on 12/13/2013
Huh? They think anyone expected a movie in less than 2 years?
Huh? They think anyone expected a movie in less than 2 years?
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4:50PM on 12/13/2013
I would really love to see Indy go out on top kinda like Stallone did with Rocky Balboa. I want to see Indy on the big screen one more time and blow us all away.
I would really love to see Indy go out on top kinda like Stallone did with Rocky Balboa. I want to see Indy on the big screen one more time and blow us all away.
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4:31PM on 12/13/2013
I guess this means that Harrison Ford will not be in it. If that's the case I'm not interested. I guess we will see.
I guess this means that Harrison Ford will not be in it. If that's the case I'm not interested. I guess we will see.
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4:16PM on 12/13/2013

Wtf?

Don't they realize how old Harrison Ford is now? He's going to be dead by the time they get this off the ground. And I thought they were already working on a damn script.
Don't they realize how old Harrison Ford is now? He's going to be dead by the time they get this off the ground. And I thought they were already working on a damn script.
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4:10PM on 12/13/2013

Good to hear they're taking their time

Now, just pay Frank Darabont to write another great Indiana Jones script and we'll be doing fine.
Now, just pay Frank Darabont to write another great Indiana Jones script and we'll be doing fine.
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4:03PM on 12/13/2013
I think this has more to do with the disney theme parks. Hollywood studios is on the cusp of a major refurbishment. I would not be surprised if disney did another indiana jones attraction to replace the old one in the park right now. That has been there for decades and a new theme park attraction could be a real boost. Another possibility is it could be more for tv and less for film. The original young indiana jones was never given a full chance to work on the long term. There could be a second
I think this has more to do with the disney theme parks. Hollywood studios is on the cusp of a major refurbishment. I would not be surprised if disney did another indiana jones attraction to replace the old one in the park right now. That has been there for decades and a new theme park attraction could be a real boost. Another possibility is it could be more for tv and less for film. The original young indiana jones was never given a full chance to work on the long term. There could be a second attempt at it on the way.
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3:33PM on 12/13/2013

Doesn't it take 2-3 years to make a movie anyways?????

Is Disney under the impression that they could announce Indy 5 tomorrow and have it out in one year?
Please tell me Alan Horn is not speaking as a professional studio exec. It takes 3 years for a "good" quality film to be made anyways.
Is Disney under the impression that they could announce Indy 5 tomorrow and have it out in one year?
Please tell me Alan Horn is not speaking as a professional studio exec. It takes 3 years for a "good" quality film to be made anyways.
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3:20PM on 12/13/2013
Alan Horn: "We're letting the smell of shit discipate a bit before making an Indiana Jones movie."
Alan Horn: "We're letting the smell of shit discipate a bit before making an Indiana Jones movie."
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3:17PM on 12/13/2013
I want to hear the news that Spielberg, Ford, and Disney figure out a story that they LOVE and then Lucas vetoes it only to have them veto his veto (like I wish they had done during the Crystal Skull debacle! There was a script that Spielberg said was the BEST he had ever read!!!).
I want to hear the news that Spielberg, Ford, and Disney figure out a story that they LOVE and then Lucas vetoes it only to have them veto his veto (like I wish they had done during the Crystal Skull debacle! There was a script that Spielberg said was the BEST he had ever read!!!).
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3:13PM on 12/13/2013
Shit, Harrison Ford will be carrying around an oxygen tank by then. Who bets it'll be a Disney-fied "reboot?"
Shit, Harrison Ford will be carrying around an oxygen tank by then. Who bets it'll be a Disney-fied "reboot?"
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