A few weeks back, a rumor started making the rounds that Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt was being favored by Disney to star in a reboot of Indiana Jones, set for sometime in the not too distant future. No date was announced, and there’s currently no script it development, just a vague notion that Disney wants another Indiana Jones movie sometime before the decade ends. Most people assumed that with producer George Lucas now out of the picture, that his partner-in-crime when it came to Indy, Steven Spielberg, would also bow out of helming any future adventures.
Well, not so fast there; according to a new rumor, it seems Steven Spielberg is indeed still interested in directing the next Indiana Jones adventure himself, whether his pals Harrison Ford and George Lucas are a part of it or not. According to the rumor, although it is very early days yet, it’s said that Spielberg “hopes” to direct it himself. Of course, “hopes” to direct doesn’t mean he actually will, as Steven Spielberg’s name gets attached to lots of movies as director, and often they don’t come to fruition (Robopocalypse) or he just ends up producing them (Jurassic World.) It is possible that Disney’s choice of Chris Pratt got him excited to revisit Dr. Jones again, as Pratt was Spielberg’s hand picked choice for Jurassic World apparently.
So do you think the original Indiana Jones director should come back to the character, or did Kingdom of the Crystal Skull sour you on the idea of any more Indy stories coming from Spielberg? And if not Spielberg, which director should bring Indy to a new generation? Let us know in the comments below!