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'Indiana Jones' Series on the Back Burner (Again) Thanks to 'Star Wars'

The minute Disney purchased Lucasfilm in the highly-publicized deal that you might have heard a thing or two about, we have been consumed by Star Wars news as fans (and industry folks) speculate over Episode VII. But Lucasfilm has other properties – namely Indiana Jones – that would like to extend their stories over time, and a key player weighed in on the future of Dr. Jones during Monday night’s Twilight premiere. 

That would be Frank Marshall, longtime producer of the Indiana Jones series (and many, many other films), who spoke with MTV and admitted that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford’s whip-snapping adventurer is “still open” to a possible sequel, but that “it’s really on the back burner and we’re not really talking about it” as all resources are being poured into Star Wars
 
Listen for yourself: 
 
 
Marshall tap-dances around details, recalling the first time he saw the original Star Wars but stopping short of name-dropping potential directors. As if we expected him to reveal a shortlist of candidates!
 
He does, however, confirm that another Bourne movie will happen, while also saying that the franchise really is free to go in any number of directions, since audiences proved they’d follow a non-Matt Damon spy story like they did in The Bourne Legacy. So long as the story is strong …
 
But Indy appears to be on hiatus, maybe as Ford slides back into the role of Han Solo. What do you think? Is it worth it to sacrifice Indiana Jones if it means three more Star Wars movies in our future?
 
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