Kathleen Kennedy is overseeing the revival of Star Wars and its return to a place of cultural centrality, but that doesn't mean she's only focused on space opera. Talking to Vanity Fair, Kennedy confirmed rumors that there's a new Indiana Jones adventure in the pipeline:
"[It] 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.”
OK, so that's vague, but it reads as honestly vague. Kennedy isn't going to pretend like they're taking a wait and see attitude - they're gonna make another Indy. We know it, and they know it, and now it's official. I am curious about the approach they'll take; so far Kennedy's stewardship of Lucasfilm has me more excited about the company than I have been since the mid-80s, and while I cringe at the idea of a new Indy movie I think that Kennedy's regime could do the right thing. The right thing, of course, is to recast Indiana Jones, set the movie in the 30s and just have the series continue as non-continuous period pulp adventures. Make Indiana Jones the American James Bond, as intended, and I'll be happy and will accept thirty more years of movies.