Indiana Jones 5 released 2016 at the earliest

Disney promise new Indiana Jones movie within “at least 2 or 3 years” with all-new story

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Drew Struzan's incredible poster art for Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
Drew Struzan’s incredible poster art for Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

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.

You can pick up Indiana Jones: The Complete Blu-ray Collection for £28 from Amazon.co.uk and read our review here.