Disney is clear that if something works, it must be repeated, so they have a plan with Indiana Jones 5 that has worked with Marvel and Star Wars.
Only a global pandemic has been able to stop Disney, but even so, they will continue to exploit their best characters and franchises. The Indiana Jones 5 movie will be a twilight story likely to end Harrison Ford’s legacy with the beloved archaeologist. But there are plans to expand the saga in theaters and on the Disney + streaming platform.
When Disney bought LucasFilm they were rushed to announce the new Star Wars trilogy, but instead, it took longer for them to decide to make Indiana Jones 5. In addition, there were certain delays and Steven Spielberg left the position of director in favor of James Mangold. A good choice, as he managed to do a great job with Logan, a movie with which we said goodbye to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
They will copy the strategy of Marvel and Star Wars.
What has Disney done so that Marvel and Star Wars are in one of their best moments? The Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe began in 2008 with Iron Man, from that moment on they began to connect all the films with post-credits scenes, then the characters were found in different installments until everything was united in Avengers: Endgame in one great battle against Thanos.
Instead, with Star Wars they did something different, as each film in the trilogy had different creative criteria depending on the director. This was not very well received and Star Wars has since copied Marvel. The clearest example is the Mandalorian series that has featured characters that will have their own shows like Boba Fett or Ahsoka Tano. They will also enhance the ultra-connected history of La Alta República. So knowing what has worked for them and what hasn’t, they want to apply it to Indiana Jones 5.
So the Indiana Jones 5 movie that is scheduled to premiere on July 29, 2022, will feature characters that will have their own spin-offs, probably for the Disney + streaming platform, but movies, comics, and books should not be ruled out. So this interesting Universe will expand as they are currently doing with Marvel and Star Wars.