Matthew Belloni has posted an exclusive interview over on The Hollywood Reporter that was conducted with Disney CEO Bob Iger. The interview touches on several topics, such as who will be named the new CEO of the company once his contract expires in 2018. Iger also provided a brief comment on the heavily-discussed Rogue One reshoots as well as the planned future of the Indiana Jones franchise.
Be sure to also check out THR’s earlier interview piece they posted with Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall from last week.
Should Star Wars fans be worried about Rogue One doing reshoots?
I’ve seen Rogue One. I’ve seen not only an edited picture but I’ve seen significantly more footage than was even in that picture. That’s actually going to be a fine film.
You have another Lucasfilm property, Indiana Jones, and Steven Spielberg has agreed to make a fifth film. Will there be an Indiana Jones universe, eventually, like Star Wars?
Not like Star Wars, no. But we hope … right now, we’re focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort.
Reboot? You’ve got Harrison Ford for this movie, and then the presumption is there will be a younger …
Well, we’ll bring him back, then we have to figure out what comes next. That’s what I mean. It’s not really a reboot, it’s a boot — a reboot. I don’t know.
THR has been using the term “requel” for these sequels that reboot the franchise.
Requel. (Laughs.) We [got] Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the film. But then what’s the direction? I’ve had discussions about what the direction is, [but] I don’t want to get into it.
But you do see making more films?
Yes, I do. I don’t think it reaches the scale of the universe of Star Wars, but I see making more. It won’t be just a one-off.