It has been more than a decade since Indiana Jones last graced our screens in the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull back in 2008, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that would be the last time we see Harrison Ford as the pulpy action hero, but it seems Indiana Jones V is indeed going ahead, and soon!
During press for his new film ‘Call of the Wild’ Harrison Ford has been making a few comments about his return to the hero archaeologist, confirming that filming on the sequel begins in just a few months. If all goes well, the film will likely wrap shooting mid to late 2020.
In addition to commenting on the continuation of the series, Ford has also been reported as saying the new film is going to resolve part of the character’s history, however what Ford means by this, we’ll have to wait and see (Could we see a return of Sallah?).
Spielberg is attached to direct the film, however George Lucas doesn’t appear to be attached in any way (at least officially), there hasn’t been any announcement regarding whether Karen Allen will return, though it’s probably safe to say Shia La Beouf won’t be anywhere to be seen this time around.
Harrison Ford is 78 this year, going into what is surely to be his final outing as Indiana Jones (putting aside future cameos possibly?) it’ll be interesting to see this updated take on the character. Age certainly didn’t hold Indy back in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, however after multiple viewings of The Force Awakens, as fantastic as Ford is in that film, it’s clear that the filming around him is very clever in what can only be making allowances for his physical limitations as an older actor.
Indiana Jones V is scheduled to release in July 2021, continuing Ford’s return to his classic and beloved characters.