Rumour: Lucasfilm developing Indiana Jones 5 to secure Harrison Ford for Star Wars?

Indy is the sweetener?

An interesting theory has emerged this morning concerning a possible link between Indiana Jones 5 and Star Wars: Episode VII

The common factor in the two Lucasfilm properties is of course Harrison Ford, with The Daily Superhero suggesting that the studio is developing the former in order to persuade Ford to participate in the latter.

The site reports that Ford has indeed signed on for the next Star Wars film, but part of that deal was the guarantee of starring in one more outing as the whip-cracking archaeologist.

Apparently, Lucasfilm has been wondering what to do with the Indy franchise after the poorly received Crystal Skull, and have settled upon using it as a bargaining chip to ensure Ford's involvement in Star Wars.

Whether or not there's anything in this remains to be seen, but we'd imagine any "agreement" between Ford and Lucasfilm is based around the notion of actively exploring a fifth Indy adventure, rather than a cast-iron agreement that one will definitely be made.

In the meantime, we're still awaiting official confirmation that Ford will indeed be returning to the Star Wars series. Watch this space…

Would you like to see Ford return to Indiana Jones? Tell us, below!


    • FBMHobbs

      Oct 30th 2013, 11:02

      It’s only selling out if you get a bunch of money.

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    • FBMHobbs

      Oct 30th 2013, 11:03

      “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.” ― Confucius

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    • Seedorf

      Oct 30th 2013, 11:56

      Indiana Jones: and the OAP Home of Doom.

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    • RKman

      Oct 30th 2013, 14:38

      Great! I would like to see Harrison Ford in both movie. my two favorite characters, Han Solo and Indi

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 30th 2013, 15:29

      Just please keep George and Shia away from the film and bring back Frank Darabont to write the script.

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    • Bandit1

      Oct 30th 2013, 15:49

      In a cinema-world full of Twilight, Seltzer/Friedberg-movies, 1D and Bieber documentaries etc. I would be so happy to see Indy in a new adventure. Even in a bad shape with a bad script he still rises high above all the earlier mentioned garbage.

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Oct 30th 2013, 16:00

      What a horrible reason to make a movie. Any movie. It should be because they have a great idea for a story. What a saddening piece of news!

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 30th 2013, 17:41

      I actually don't mind Ford using that as leverage, it's one of his most iconic roles.

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    • BiDDY

      Oct 31st 2013, 2:41

      if this is true, then Harrison Ford is a frigging genius!!!!!, lol

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    • devanworkman

      Nov 1st 2013, 19:21

      I think it is great I hope there will be another Indiana jones

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