Indiana Jones 5: Indiana Jones doesn’t need any introduction. Created by George Lucas, we first got to see Indiana Jones on the big screen way back in 1981. Directed by the great Steven Spielberg, this has been of the most loved franchise ever. Based on the adventures of Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones, Jr, a replacement for Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones) is yet to be found.
Indiana Jones tells the story about the daredevil adventures of the famed archeologist Indiana Jones. To date, there have been 4 movies in the acclaimed franchise. However, it has been a decade since the release of Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. And now the fans are eagerly waiting for a fifth installment in the series. The good news is that Indiana Jones 5 is on its way to the big screen.
However, as per Variety, Steven Speilberg won’t be returning to direct the next installment. Instead, he will be producing the film while James Mangold (Logan, Ford Vs. Ferrari, The Wolverine) will be in the director’s chair.
When Will Indiana Jones 5 Release?
Indiana Jones was announced way back in 2017. Originally, the film was supposed to hit theatres in June 2019 but was postponed due to scripting issues. Disney had later rescheduled the fifth installment to release in July 2021. However, owing to the pandemic, Disney has reshuffled many upcoming projects. Indiana Jones 5 has been caught up in this mess, and as a result, it has been postponed. Disney will now release Indiana Jones 5 on July 29, 2022
What To Expect From The New Film?
As mentioned earlier, Spielberg will not be directing the fifth installment. It has been almost a decade since the release of the last film in the franchise. However, this movie is supposedly the last time we see Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.
As per earlier reports, the film was expected to be a reboot. However, Kathleen Kennedy has assured the fans that it won’t be a reboot!!! The fifth film in the franchise unfolds after the events of the Crystal Skull. If this does happen, then the film can be set in the 1960s, one of America’s most turbulent decades. Throughout the franchise, Indiana Jones has taken us on a mysterious joyride in every installment. Therefore, it will be interesting as to where the Professor of Archeology takes us for his next adventure.
Who Will Be Returning For Indiana Jones 5?
It is no surprise that Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as Indiana Jones. However, there has been no announcement regarding the other cast members of the film. During an interview, John Rhys Davids has expressed his interest in reprising his role as Sallah, last seen in Raiders of The Last Ark and The Last Crusade.
Karen Allen, who plays Marion Ravenwood, might not be back for the fifth installment. Similarly, Shia Labeouf, who played Indiana Jones’ son Mutt, has also been dropped from the project.
Surprisingly, Mark Hamill of the acclaimed Star Wars Series has expressed his interest in playing the villain in the coming film. Jim Broadbent said in 2017 that he’d be “willing” to reprise the role of Charles Stanforth, Indy’s boss at Marshall College.