Before Harrison Ford comes back in Indiana Jones 5 next year, a new Indiana Jones TV show for Disney+ has reportedly been started by Lucasfilm.
Disney+ is said to be in the early stages of making an Indiana Jones TV show. In 2023, Indiana Jones 5 will be released, and Harrison Ford will finally be back as his famous archaeologist.
The movie’s release date has been pushed back more than once while the studio figured out how to end Ford’s time with the character and what will happen next in the Indiana Jones series.
People have thought for a long time that Lucasfilm could change who plays Indiana Jones, but that has since been disproven. But fans of the series were still very excited to see the characters and world come back in other ways.
Variety reports that Disney and Lucasfilm are now actively trying to make an Indiana Jones TV show for Disney+ and are meeting with writers for the show. No one knows if the show is a prequel, a spinoff, or has something to do with Indiana Jones 5.
Disney reportedly wants to add more shows, movies, and other things to the franchise, no matter what happens with the new series. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles ran for two seasons from 1992 to 1993. If Disney+ makes an Indiana Jones show, it would be the second TV show in the franchise.
Will Harrison Ford come back for the new Indiana Jones show that Disney is making?
A new Indiana Jones show is being made for Disney+ just as Harrison Ford‘s time at Lucasfilm is coming to an end, as planned. Steven Spielberg and James Mangold wrote Indiana Jones 5’s story, which is meant to be his last.
Harrison Ford recently said at D23 2022 that this movie would be his last time playing the famous archaeologist. That shows how unlikely it is that Ford will be in a TV show about Indiana Jones.
As Thunderbolt Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he already has a new franchise role. Lucasfilm wants to make an Indiana Jones TV show, but they can’t do it because a different actor will never play Indiana Jones.
Kathleen Kennedy, the president of the studio, has said that no one else will ever play Indiana Jones. This means that the old fan casts of Chris Pratt or Bradley Cooper will not happen.
Since The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles already looked at his early adventures, Disney might not be as interested in doing the same thing again.
This could mean that the new Indiana Jones TV show has nothing to do with the hero of the same name and instead follows a different person. There are also some fun things that could happen if the Indiana Jones franchise focuses on other characters.
It wouldn’t be too surprising if Ke Huy Quan came back as Short Round on the Indiana Jones TV show, since the actor is having a comeback thanks to Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Longtime fans would be happy to see a series about Short Round, and he could even help a younger treasure hunter. If Lucasfilm is serious about these plans, we should learn more about the new Indiana Jones TV show soon.