Harrison Ford has made it clear he’d like to make a fifth Indiana Jones movie, but has seemed more ambivalent about returning to Star Wars. Now rumours suggest that in order to agree to become Han Solo once more, he’s got Lucasfilm to put Indy 5 into active development.
Nothing has been confirmed (and this may all turn out to be false) but Harrison Ford apparently wanted Disney to commit to making Indiana Jones 5 as a part of his Star Wars deal. Disney wasn’t prepared to sign up for that, but they have apparently agreed to develop a treatment for the next Indy sequel by the end of 2014 and, if all parties are satisfied with the story, they will move forward for a 2016 release.
Ford is also said to have approved his Han Solo character arc that stretches beyond Star Wars: Episode VII, and led to the actor agreeing to a multi-picture deal.
There are stumbling blocks to Indiana Jones 5, not least that Paramount Pictures owns the rights to that franchise, while Disney own Lucasfilm. While a co-production is possible, it’s not know if either studio is will to get in bed with the other.