If you’ve been looking at release dates, you’ll notice the previous release date for Indiana Jones 5 was this year. No, you didn’t miss out on the new trailer or anything about the film. It’s still in development. Kathleen Kennedy, the Lucasfilm head, spoke about the film yesterday at the BAFTA event. She spoke to BBC News about the upcoming film. She confirmed that the fifth film is still very much alive and well. It’ll be a continuation of the previous Indiana Jones films with Harrison Ford returning to the role. So yes, they’ll be acknowledging Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

For more on what else Kathleen Kennedy had to say at the BAFTA awards, check out this piece here:

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

She went on to say that “he (Ford) can’t wait” for the film. Steven Spielberg will also return to the director’s chair for the film. Spielberg has gone on to say “There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones and that’s Harrison Ford.” There were plenty of rumors flying around earlier about how Chris Pratt or other similar stars could take up the mantle of Indy. After all, the film was originally supposed to be the American equivalent of James Bond. With actors cycling in and out as they grew older or weary of playing the part. Harrison Ford struck such a chord with audiences with his portrayal that those plans were scrapped.

Any New Details About Indiana Jones 5?

David Koepp is working on the current screenplay for the film. There aren’t any concrete plot details or even when it’ll be set. Kennedy spoke about how it’ll continue after Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but nothing more. One person who will not be returning to the franchise is Shia LeBeouf. After his role as Indy’s son, Mutt Williams, there was a backlash against Shia LeBeouf purportedly taking over the role. The film was originally scheduled for release in May 2020, but now has been pushed back until July 2021. Production hasn’t begun on the film, so that date could also just be tentative.

Jon Kasdan, the son of famous screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, was set to write a script for the film, but those plans were abandoned. So for now, all we know is that the framework of the previous four films will be returning with Spielberg and Ford. For me, that’s all I need to know to go see the film. This story will be updated with any new information we can get.

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