Indiana Jones to return for fifth film, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirms

It's official Disney has confirmed everyone's favourite bullwhip-toting archaeologist Indiana Jones will be back for another movie.

CEO Bob Iger announced the news during an interview with Bloomberg on the recent Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens, promising "more great stories with George Lucas' Star Wars and Indiana Jones, by the way, which will be coming".

Although he did not comment further, there has been speculation swirling as to whether there would be another movie Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn indicated his support for the film, and director Steven Speilberg also hinted he would sign up with lead actor Harrison Ford.

"As long as there's more adventures out there, I've got a bullwhip, a fedora, a leather jacket and a man on a horse who knows how to get the job done," Spielberg said in an interview with Screen International.

He added that it was "certainly not [his] intention to ever have another actor step into [Ford's] shoes in the way there have been many actors that have played Spider-Man or Batman".

Ford, now aged 73, last played the treasure-hunting archaeologist in 2008 in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which received mixed reviews from critics.

Fellow actors Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper have previously been rumoured to replace Ford if he did not return.

There is currently no word on a release date for the movie, possible plot, or cast.

Source: ABC