Fear not, Indiana Jones devotees -- everyone's favorite rogue archaeologist isn't being recast anytime soon. Recently, Total Film interviewed long-time Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall, who put some rather rampant rumors to rest about what fans are tentatively calling Indiana Jones 5.
Rumors surrounding the possible fifth installment to the franchise kicked off almost as soon as the fourth, which starred Harrison Ford and Shia LeBouf, hit theaters. Now, Marshall shuts them down:
There are a lot of rumours," Marshall admitted. "We haven’t even sat down to talk about Indy yet… at some point we’ll sit down. But there’s a bunch of people who could probably take the baton. [But we are] not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones… we have to figure this out.
It seems as though there's still a long way to go before a fifth film is even out to paper, but this news can still stand as reassuring for anyone who didn't want to see a new actor replacing Ford in one of his most iconic roles.
With a young Han Solo movie slated for Disney's various Star Wars spin-offs, the studio has a lot riding on who they eventually decide to cast in Ford's place as it stands. Steven Spielberg is apparently set on directing another Indy film starring Harrison Ford, so all fans can do now is wait for confirmations to roll in -- hopefully sooner rather than later.