In the new issue of Total Film, Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall said he still has to meet with the rest of creative team to figure out how to handle a fifth film in the series and the future of the franchise.
"There are a lot of rumours," Marshall admitted. "We haven’t even sat down to talk about Indy yet… at some point we’ll sit down. But there’s a bunch of people who could probably take the baton."
Take the baton? Before you leap to the conclusion that Indy will be recast, Marshall made it clear they are "not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones… we have to figure this out."
Just a few weeks ago, Steven Spielberg said he'd like to direct a fifth Indiana Jones film and wants Harrison Ford to reprise his role. There has been talk that Chris Pratt or Bradley Cooper could take on the iconic fedora and bullwhip, but now it seems more likely that the next archaeologist/adventurer would be handed the franchise, not the Indiana Jones role itself.
Indiana Jones 5 is rumored for the fourth quarter of 2018.