The Hollywood Reporter has made the claim that David Koepp will be writing the screenplay to the fifth film in the Indiana Jones series. Every film in the series was directed by Steven Spielberg, who’ll be returning for number five. Koepp has worked with Spielberg before, writing the screenplays to Jurassic World, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Inferno and the most recent Indiana Jones film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It’s unknown if the narrative will be based on creator George Lucas’ own ideas. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was based on one of Lucas’ story treatments. When Disney purchased the rights to the Star Wars films, which Lucas created, Lucas was vocal in acknowledging that previous ideas were discussed, but ultimately not used. When the new Indiana Jones film is released, star Harrison Ford will be seventy-seven. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade took place in the 1930s, with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull taking place in the 1950s. The Young Indiana Jones television series used Ford as bookends for episodes taking place as flashbacks, which could be one strategy employed for the new film. Or, it could be a traditional Jones adventure with an elderly Indiana.
Based on the fifth Jason Bourne film simply being called Jason Bourne, might I suggest the minimalist title Indiana Jones?