We’ve known for some time that Indiana Jones 5 would probably be Steven Spielberg’s next movie, and now it’s been confirmed. At last night’s Empire Awards, Spielberg confirmed in his speech – accepting the Legend of Our Lifetime award – that the fifth Indy adventure would go before the cameras in April 2019 in the UK, saying:
“It’s always worth the trip when I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the UK. The actors, and the crew, the chippies, the sparks, the drivers – everybody who has helped me make my movies here, and will continue helping me make my movies here when I come back in April 2019 to make the fifth Indiana Jones movie right here.”
Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Spielberg would shoot Indiana Jones 5 before moving on to his West Side Story remake.
We still don’t know all that much about the story, but Harrison Ford dropped a hint late last year that it would take into account the years since the last movie and center on an [even] older Indiana Jones. The film is expected to be released on July 10, 2020.
Whether you think this is good news or not probably depends on how you felt about Indiana Jones And The Crystal Skull. I thought it was a huge disappointment – though I’m more irritated by the fact that Spielberg will then be remaking one of the greatest screen musicals ever, West Wide Story, I mean WHY?