After a number of delays, Indiana Jones 5 is expected to start shooting next April.
Indiana Jones 5 was once slated to be released this year, but after a series of delays has had its release pushed back to 2021. Accordingly, Discussing Film now reports that shooting will start in London from April 2020. The film will be directed by Steven Spielberg and see Harrison Ford reprise his role as the whip cracking architect.
Will 2021 see LEGO sets be released ahead of the film, as was the case in 2008 for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
In a recent interview, Ford emphasised how much he feels ownership of the character. “Nobody else is going to be Indiana Jones. Don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy,” he said during an appearance on the Today show. “This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine this. I’m sorry man,” the prolific actor added, seeming to enjoy the moment very much. Presumably he meant Chris Pratt rather than Pine.
The information currently available suggests that George Lucas will not be involved in this next instalment in the franchise.