Little talk has surfaced lately on the rumored upcoming Indiana Jones 5 movie, but new reports may be indicating that the lack of news about the sequel film could be because of its proposed star.
According to Variety reporter Marc Graser, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that the highly anticipated film is still being considered-but the studio is taking its time with it because of the major focus on Star Wars.
Disney's Bob Iger: "We'd love to make another Indiana Jones movie but we're pacing ourselves right now," launching Star Wars first.
— Marc Graser (@marcgraser) December 10, 2014
"Disney's Bob Iger: 'We'd love to make another Indiana Jones movie but we're pacing ourselves right now,' launching Star Wars first," he tweeted Dec. 10.
While Graser's tweet seems to hint that Disney is choosing to focus more on their current huge plans for Star Wars-including the wide release of Episode VII next year, as well as Episode VIII and IX, and three other stand-alone movies-Harrison Ford himself may actually be the reason why the Indiana Jones franchise continues being delayed.
Though it was reported in the past that Ford only agreed to sign on to do Star Wars again if he was given the chance to do another Indy film, various rumors circulated throughout 2014 that seemed to suggest he would be replaced in a fifth film with a younger actor-with the biggest names being suggested as his replacements including Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper, as well as Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson. Though all of those rumors were proven to be no more than speculation, Ford may have since chosen to focus on other projects instead-specifically, Blade Runner 2.
According to the newest reports about that anticipated sequel, Ford has read the script and feels it is the best one he has ever been handed.
"I sent him this [script], and he said it's the best thing he's ever read," director Ridley Scott told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's very relevant to what happened in the first one."