Speaking about their acquisition of Indiana Jones rights from Paramount, who held a stake along with the Disney-owned LucasFilm, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn revealed that the earliest we can expect Indiana Jones 5 (or perhaps even a reboot) is 2016.
Horn revealed, according to Variety, that “it will be at least two to three years before the archaeologist goes on his next whip-cracking adventure.
“We haven’t done anything,” said Horn. “We don’t have a story. We need a story.”
That’s good news at least, meaning that unlike Star Wars: Episode VII they’re not working from any of George Lucas’ notes so the odds of a Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull scenario are much diminished.
The Disney chief added that the studio had been reluctant to move forward with Indiana Jones 5 until they’d secured the complete rights.
“It didn’t make sense to produce the movie at Disney and then have it be distributed and marketed by Paramount,” said Horn.