When Disney paid $4 billion for Lucasfilm, the focus was immediately on Star Wars, with only the briefest of mentions of the Indiana Jones franchise. The studio can of course relaunch the series whenever they see fit, with one rumour pointing to Chris Pratt taking over the role.

However, it doesn’t sound as if recasting is part of the plan for the adventurer as producer Frank Marshall has revealed in a recent interview that talks of an Indiana Jones 5 are still in the very early stages. However, one thing they have no intention of doing is replacing Harrison Ford, a strange decision considering the fact that the actor is limited to what he can now do in a role like this. To be fair though, it’s not exactly easy to replace an icon!

“There are a lot of rumours. 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. We’re not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones. We have to figure this out.” Shia LaBeouf was of course being groomed as a possible replacement following Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but, well, that didn’t work out!

With Steven Spielberg confirming that he hopes to return to the Indiana Jones franchise, chances are that we’ll see this one at some stage, but what form it will take is hard to say…