Last November, Variety reported that Disney was actively looking to develop an Indiana Jones TV show for Disney+. The outlet reported that Disney and Lucasfilm have specifically been bringing up the possibility of a streaming show set in the world of the globe trotting archaeologist in general meetings with writers of late. No plot details were revealed and it was unknown if the series would serve as a prequel to or spinoff of the film franchise.
According to a new report from industry insider Jeff Sneider of Above the Line and The Hot Mic, Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones series is no longer moving forward at Disney+. Sneider also reported that Disney has told Lucasfilm to focus on its Star Wars projects for the time being.
You can see that tweet below:
RUMOR: The Ravenwood/Indiana Jones series at Lucasfilm is not moving forward, and furthermore, I’ve heard that Disney has told Lucasfilm to focus on STAR WARS going forward, hence the cancellation of WILLOW.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) March 23, 2023
As always, since nothing has been confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” releases in theaters on June 30, 2023.
Harrison Ford returns as the legendary hero archaeologist in the highly anticipated fifth installment of the iconic “Indiana Jones” franchise, which is directed by James Mangold (“Ford v Ferrari,” “Logan”). Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), John Rhys-Davies (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”), Shaunette Renee Wilson (“Black Panther”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Das Boot”), Toby Jones (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Oliver Richters (“Black Widow”), Ethann Isidore (“Mortel”) and Mads Mikkelsen (“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”).
Directed by James Mangold, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers.
John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981, is once again composing the score.
You can watch a trailer for the film below:
Source: Jeff Sneider via Murphy’s Multiverse