Indiana Jones actor Harrison Ford has given CBS Sunday Morning an update on the production of the fifth installment, confirming that filming is expected to begin in “two months”.
CBS: When you return to roles, whether its Han Solo or Indiana Jones, what’s the challenge for you in coming back to the same role years later?
FORD: “Trying not to look silly, running around in tight pants and high boots… I’ll give you a more appropriate answer considering that I’m gonna start doing Indiana Jones in about two months. I’m always delighted to come back to these characters. When we have the opportunity to make another, it’s because people have enjoyed them, I feel obliged to make sure that our efforts are as ambitious as they were when we started.”
Ford hasn’t clarified if that means he’ll begin prep or production in two months, but it’s very likely latter but without casting announcements it’s hard to imagine they’d be ready to go in two months, yet it’s very possible.
Harrison isn’t opposed to returning to his iconic roles after recently reprising Decker in Blade Runner 2049 and Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’ll be interesting to see if they’ll ultimately end the franchise with this final outing or plant seeds for more films.
I’m sure that coming back to play Indiana Jones is an attempt on the part of Ford and Spielberg to make up to fans for The Kingdom of The Crystal which most believe wasn’t a terribly great installment.
Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy clarified recently at the BAFTAs that the film will be a “continuation” and not a reboot.
Steven Spielberg will be returning to direct with more recent work on the script from Jonathan Kasdan (Willow Disney+ series, Solo: A Star Wars Story).
Paramount Picture has given the untitled Indiana Jones 5 a release date of July 9th, 2021.