With “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” currently pulling in viewers at cinemas around and fans of the franchise now being able to watch the previous instalments on Disney+, there is a lot of interest in “Indiana Jones” right now.

Last year, it was revealed by The Wrap that Lucasfilm was developing a new “Indiana Jones” series for Disney+.  It was reported that the show would focus on a young Abner Ravenwood, who is Marion Ravenwood’s father.  The new series would also bring back ” some of the creative heavyweights” behind the new film, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”.

However, during a recent interview on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” director James Mangold shared an update on the Disney+ series.

“I looked at what they were developing for that show, but I think it was it was purely speculative in terms of whether that show was going to happen.”

He also added:

“But it had nothing to do with Indiana Jones. It was the world, but it was not…”

“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will be the last instalment in the franchise starring Harrison Ford, since he is now eighty years old, even though he has only just finished filming a new Marvel film, “Captain America: Brave New World”.  But that doesn’t mean “Indiana Jones” will be popped into a vault, never to be used again.

Earlier this year, Harrison Ford confirmed that he would not be returning after this new film, but was aware of reports that a Disney+ show was in the works, but said that he will “not be involved in that, if it does come to fruition.”

And recently, while promoting the new film, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy told Entertainment Weekly said we might see a show in the future:

“It’s Harrison’s last entry. That’s how we look at the Indy franchise. I mean, truthfully, right now, if we were to do anything, it might be in series television down the road, but we’re not doing anything to replace Indiana Jones. This is it.”

Disney loves to make the most of its established franchises, but with the latest film suffering to pull in enough money at the box office to make its production budget back, it is probably likely that they might hold off on the Disney+ series now.   This wouldn’t be the first “Indiana Jones” series, as one was released in the 90s called “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles“, which was recently added to Disney+ in some countries.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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