Now that there are yet more rumours of another Indy film, perhaps without Ford and most likely without Lucas, does anyone actually know if Disney is required to talk to Spielberg? Does he have right of first refusal? Can they do whatever the hell they want? Any clues?
I don't think Disney owes Spielberg anything. Which not to say they won't seek his blessing. He's useful for marketing because he's a brand name, in the same way Disney was flogging how the new Star Wars was "based on an idea by George Lucas" or something.
Lucas never mentioned Indy 5 @ Sundance yesterday or in fact in the last few weeks so its fair to assume he is not involved anymore which takes Spielberg with him & most likely Ford ..... sadly
Lucas should have made his intentions clear years ago instead of keeping the weak flames of fanboy hope alive as a smokescreen to cover his new SW Trilogy & selling Lucasfilm to Disney which is exactly what he appeared to do.
March 30, 2015
E! ONLINE: Harrison was driving his Tesla and seemed to be in good spirits. He was wearing a hat so there weren't any visible signs of wounds on his head. He was by himself but able to drive his car normally. He arrived at Steven Spielberg's house in the late afternoon and went straight through the gate. He was there for many hours and stayed all through the evening. He went home after 10 p.m.
April 1, 2015
Frank Marshall: "Harrison is at home and heís up and about. I talked to him yesterday and heís doing really well. Heís pretty banged up, but heís recovering remarkably. He wants to play tennis. Thatís the thing you would expect him to do in a movie, but he did it in real life! Heís a really good pilot. Iíve talked to a lot of pilots who said that was a hell of a landing and he did everything correct in that situation. He made an incredible landing, to his credit. He is, after all, Indiana Jones."
I think they will have talked about Indy 5 at some point....also it has to said Harrison looked younger than he did in KOTCS in the Star Wars EP7 teaser released 25 mins ago must be the camerwork but Harrison to me looked amazing for a 72 year old & his voice also sounded younger than KOTCS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngElkyQ6Rhs
"I've watched these movies as a kid and they were a big part of my fabric and my makeup."
"I don't think I would just blindly go into it with enthusiasm I think I'd be pretty critical from the beginning, it would have to be perfect in order to do it. I think that's probably why it's taken so long for them to want to do another reboot after number four. Because that's sacred territory. The fans, they want to protect that, and rightfully so because its really important."
All credit to Chris. He wants to avoid being associated with another KOTCS.