‘Star Wars 7’ Script Won’t Be Done Until January, No Story for ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Yet

Disney’s Alan Horn confirmed the studio’s plan for one ‘Star Wars’ movie a year starting in 2015. ‘Indiana Jones 5’ is still at least two years away from happening.
Disneys Alan Horn confirmed the studios plan for one Star Wars movie a year starting in 2015. Indiana Jones 5 is still at least two years away from happening.

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn gave a speech at Variety's Dealmakers Breakfast earlier today, where he dropped some updates on Star Wars: Episode VII, which still doesn't have a completed screenplay yet, Indiana Jones 5, which also doesn't have a script, and how he won't interfere with Marvel's creative vision.

Variety writer Marc Graser has been tweeting throughout the announcements, which reveal that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan won't have their screenplay completed until sometime in January, making this the most rushed movie ever seen in the franchise. Alan Horn won't reveal the budget, put places it somewhere at $200 million. And Indiana Jones 5 is still a good 2 years away from happening, as they don't have a story yet. (We see how well that is going for Star Wars). Oh, and despite the fact that they've had such a tough time getting Star Wars: Episode VII up and running, you can still expect a new movie every year starting in 2015. Check out Marc's full tweet session from his speech here.

The lack of a completed script for Star Wars: Episode VII shouldn't be terribly surprising, since J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan took over the writing duties last month. Still, with shooting scheduled to begin next spring, and no cast members announced yet, it seems this production is already behind schedule before principal photography begins.

As for the spin-offs, we reported in October that these stand-alone movies will be origin stories, which will focus on Han Solo and Boba Fett. Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan are writing the screenplays for these movies, which will debut in 2016 and 2018, between the new prequel trilogy movies.

Disney acquired the rights to make Indiana Jones 5 earlier this month, although no screenwriter is attached at this time, and the project doesn't seem to be a high priority at Disney. Franchise star Harrison Ford revealed in August that he is still interested in portraying the iconic archaeologist.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Sources: Marc Graser

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Comments (8)

  1. The Knight Has Risen

    What, is George R.R. Martin in charge of writing duties now?

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  2. dcrock

    I'd love to see Harrison play Indy again but by the Time it films he'll probably be around 75. I'm usually not against older actors in action movies, but that's pushing it. I say use Harrison ford in the movie but have most of the movie as a flashback with a younger actor. I want those Nazis back as the baddies.

    1 year agoby @dcrockFlag

  3. Sean

    @instead8909 He's already too old, lol :P

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Guess they're starting from scratch.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. artkid04

    @instead8909 I'd say it would be best not to touch that series, or now I know I will get slack for saying this, a reboot that takes place in present day with indy's grand son in the lead (not shia labeof)

    1 year agoby @artkid04Flag

  6. WongFu

    By the time Indy is ready Harrison Ford will be too old.
    As much as I like him, it would be best to do a spin -off.

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  7. The Real Goku

    I'm hoping since JJ was saying he regrets being so secretive with Star Trek that he will be open to give us more character info and story info with Star Wars! Either way i can't wait

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

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