Fans of the Lucasfilms franchise have been waiting years for a fifth installment of Indiana Jones. DisInsider has said that Disney and Lucasfilm have set a date of August 2021 to start filming Indy’s next adventure.
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as our favorite archeologist, Dr. Henry Walton Jones Jr. Ford, who also starred in another Lucasfilm Classic- Star Wars- has played the adventurer for the other four films: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Temple of Doom (1984), The Last Crusade (1989), and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
The Early Years
In 1977, George Lucas and his friend/colleague Steven Spielberg were both vacationing in Maui. Spielberg told Lucas his idea in making a James Bond Film. But Lucas had an idea that was “better than James Bond”. He then told Spielberg the outline for Raiders of the Lost Ark. Within two years, the friends had made a deal with Paramount Pictures for five Indiana Jones films. Forty three years later, and the final installment will be in theatres.
The film has had plenty of ups and down, even before the Coronavirus delayed production. DisInsider had this to say:
…David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Mission: Impossible) was originally tapped to write but left the project, Jonathan Kasdan then stepped in to write a new draft, before leaving the project, bring Koepp back in and again finally leaving the project once Mangold took over from Spielberg… we know its crazy. It is unknown if Mangold will work off Koepp or Kasdan’s scripts. Though it is possible Mangold writes it himself, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Logan.
The movie will be filmed at Pinewood Studios in London. Ford will just have celebrated his 80th birthday by the time the movie is in theatres. Disney’s release date is set for July 29th, 2022.