If Steven Spielberg does eventually deliver an Indiana Jones 5, it turns out we've probably got Tom Hanks to thank/blame.
In a press junket for Spielberg and Hanks upcoming Cold War spy thriller, Bridge of Spies, Spielberg joked about an ongoing competition between Hanks and Harrison Ford for the illustrious title of 'Actor Who Has Been in the Most Steven Spielberg Films.' Currently, both Ford and Hanks have four a piece, but Spielberg hinted that Indy 5 could break the tie. He explained:
We’ve gotta figure this out because now, Tom is tied with Harrison Ford: Harrison and I did four movies, Tom and I have done four movies. Now I’ll probably do an Indy 5 with Harrison, [so] it’ll be five for Harrison, four for Tom. I’ve got to make another one with Tom, that’ll be five for Tom, five for Harrison. And I think I’m going to leapfrog that way for the rest of my career. With Daniel Day-Lewis in everything else!
You can check out a video of the moment below:
News of an Indiana Jones 5 isn't exactly new, as rumors have been floating around for several years, especially following comments made by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
However, it might be quite a while before we see Indiana Jones return to the big screen, as Kennedy explained they hadn't even started on a script yet, let alone the other myriad facets of pre-production.
In any case, this little joke in a press junket might reassure those who want to see a fifth Indiana Jones, while its also bound to exasperate those of who think Spielberg probably should have learned his lesson from Kingdom of a Crystal Skull.