'Indiana Jones 5' release date, cast, news: Harrison Ford to reprise role as Indy but will turn legacy over to a new character?

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"Indiana Jones 5" is finally coming after the confirmation from Disney CEO Robert Iger. Disney made a good decision in purchasing the American film production company in 2012 since it owns a lot of box office hits. In an interview with Bloomberg about a number of topics, Iger mentioned that "Indiana Jones" is already in production. He said, "...Indiana Jones, by the way, which will be coming."

Lucasfilm was behind great film franchises like "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones," and fans of the latter are surely in for another adventure with Indy.

There have been rumors going around that Chris Pratt ("Guardians of the Galaxy") is going to take on the titular role. Film producer Frank Marshall admitted that there are a lot of casting rumors but he clarified these things. Marshall mentioned that there are no talks about the role of Indy yet but there are a lot of people who probably fit the role.

Marshall also mentioned that they have ruled out the recasting of Indy. According to an article from Den of Geek, Marshall has said that they are "not doing the Bond thing where we're going to call somebody else Indiana Jones. We have to figure this out."

There are two possible plotlines the movie could take to solve this issue. First is, they could have Harrison Ford reprise the role and take less action adventure-packed scenes. Or, they could have the Indy actor play as a mentor handing down his legacy to a new character whom he thinks is deserving and as skillful as him.

For now, "Indiana Jones" fans will just have to wait for an official announcement from Disney because these are merely speculations. The release date is still to be disclosed by the producers but the rumored release year is 2018. 

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