Well over a dozen years have passed since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and there is no confirmation of the release of the fifth installment. Here is what we know about the long-held promise of Indy 5.
Not a date has been fixed or remained so for the release of Indiana Jones 5 (the title is not confirmed). The date was shifted to July 10, 2020, and again to July 9, 2021. Disney had to push the date back again due to the current global situation to July 29, 2022.
When exactly we will get to see the fifth installment? We don’t know whose hands it is on, quite literally. Writer/director David Koepp who had been working on the script for some time has walked away. Steven Spielberg, who directed the four films in the franchise, also left so as to “pass along Indy’s whip to a new generation to bring their perspective to the story.”He will remain as a hands-on producer on the sets, though. It is reported that the Ford v. Ferrari director, James Mangold has taken over the script.
Harrison Ford is the only confirmed cast member for the sequel. It is likely to be his last performance (as Indiana Jones, of course) in the franchise, Spielberg told The Sun.
Shia LaBeouf, who played Mutt Williams, Indiana’s son, will not reprise his role in the new film.
Other actors have also shown interest in continuing their roles. However, it is not confirmed yet.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that the film “won’t be just a one-off.” Franchise producer, Frank Marshall told that the fifth movie will be a continuation and not a reboot or a prequel.
Spielberg in a June 2016 interview with The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Ford’s iconic character won’t be killed off.
“The only thing I will tell you is I am not killing off Harrison at the end of it.”
Little to nothing is known about the plot of the fifth film. It is still to be titled, so we can only wait for other information to make a guess.
With a worldwide gross of $790.6 million, the most recent “Indy” film, 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” was a global hit but fans were reportedly disappointed with it. The reason why we are seeing too much delay in the sequel’s release is exactly this: they don’t want to disappoint the fans again. In an interview with HeyUGuys, Ford explained that they will not “make another Indiana Jones” unless they “are in a position to kill it.”
We know that five-time Academy Award winner John Williams will be returning for the next Indiana Jones movie. He was the composer of music for all the previous four films. He will be coming back for the fifth installment of the franchise, Spielberg confirmed back in 2016.
It is 12 years too late for the film but we still hope we will be presented the sequel soon.