Whether you are an adventure fan or not, the Indiana Jones franchise was most likely a large part of your childhood. Following Dr. Henry Walton Jones Jr as he risked his life through jungle, caves and mountains for treasure, it was a beloved series that is still revered today and after its initial inception in 1981, the fifth film is finally here.
More than 10 years since the fourth film was released into cinemas and after years of rumours, details have emerged for the next instalment. Indiana Jones 5 was originally set to begin production from April 2019 but following complications with Disney and the film script, it was heavily delayed. According to a new post from Discussing Films, it has been announced that world-renowned director Steven Spielberg will be “eyeing” to begin film from April 2020 in London.
Steven Spielberg’s ‘INDIANA JONES 5’ is eyeing to begin filming in April 2020 in London. (EXCLUSIVE) pic.twitter.com/zw0OX8WaxW
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) July 28, 2019
While Harrison Ford the lead protagonist in the film is nearing 77-years-old, he will indeed reprise the iconic role: “Nobody is going to be Indiana Jones,” the actor said when asked who he would want to his successor for the character. “Don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy.”
In 2016 when the film was first announced, Disney confirmed Ford’s involvement with chairman Alan Horn stating:
“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019. It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”
Other details surrounding the film remain sketchy, however the film is slated to drop from July 2021.
Stay tuned for further developments.