It seems the fifth Indiana Jones film will be a reality sooner than anticipated.
While receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards, Ready Player One director Steven Spielberg praised the UK film industry. “I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the UK. The actors, and the crew, the chippies, the sparks, the drivers — everybody who has helped me make my movies here,” he said before adding a key detail. “And [they] will continue helping me make my movies here when I come back in April 2019 to make the fifth Indiana Jones movie right here.”
The fifth film has been a possible project for Spielberg since the moment Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released to tepid reviews and internet infamy. Both he and star Harrison Ford were asked about repeatedly about another film, only to offer that they needed a script both they and producer George Lucas were happy with. Which is also the boilerplate answer they used to give prior to Crystal Skull‘s release.
Plot details are, of course, unknown. But considering the series’ interest in aging Indy in parallel with Ford, the film could potentially take place in 1969 or 1970. Perhaps he will face aliens again as UFOs were a big topic at the time. Or, if it is set in 1969, he may have to deal with hippies as he searches for some mystical artifact. It is also presumed that actor Shia LaBeouf will not return as Indy’s son Mutt Williams.
No matter the adventure, though, this will presumably be the last Spielberg/Ford/Lucas outing. After that, Disney and Lucasfilm will look to either restart the series with a new lead actor or start telling Indiana Jones stories about young Sala or that guy who drank from the wrong grail in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
The fifth Indiana Jones film is scheduled for release on July 10th, 2020.
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