Proving that you can't keep a good archaeology professor down for long – not even with a rubbish sequel like Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull – news has emerged that Indiana Jones may be making his way back to the silver screen.
Well, perhaps. In the same Vanity Fair article that gave the world its first look at the scowling, pencil-thin villain from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy hinted that audiences may not have seen the last of Dr Jones.
Since Disney bought up Lucasfilm a couple of years ago, the House Of Mouse also acquired the rights to that company's intellectual properties and film franchises, such as Willow and Radioland Murders. It also bagged the Indiana Jones franchise.
According to the article in Vanity Fair, "Kennedy confirmed rumours that another Indy movie “will one day be made inside this company. When it will happen, I’m not quite sure. We haven’t started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it.”
So, for the time being, the only news that an be confirmed is that Lucasfilm is considering an Indy – and it doesn't even have a story yet. But as Vanity Fair points out, Kennedy was Steven Spielberg's executive producer from 1982 up to 2012, which was, with the exception of the aforementioned Crystal Skull malarkey and Hook, one of the most solid runs in Hollywood.
So there are reasons to be optimistic about a new Indiana Jones film, even if there's no guarantee that Harrison Ford will be starring in it. Ultimately, we'd be happy if there was no mention of Shia Labeouf. Or aliens. Or sword-fights on the backs of jeeps.