Whether we like it or not, a fifth Indiana Jones movie is in the works and according to Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, who recently spoke at last night’s BAFTA event, Harrison Ford is not only returning to the iconic film franchise, apparently “he can’t wait.”
In May of 2019, Disney revealed its upcoming film release schedule for 2019 through 2027. It was then we learned a fifth Indiana Jones film was in development and scheduled to release in the summer of 2021. As far as we know, production is expected to begin sometime in the next few months, but as of right now, only Steven Spielberg and Ford are confirmed, which makes us think the project will likely be delayed.
When asked if the lead role would eventually be played by another actor, Steven Spielberg, who directed the previous four Indiana Jones movies, had this to say,
“There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones and that’s Harrison Ford.”
As you might expect, when Ford was asked about the potential of a younger actor taking over the reins, he reminded everyone that there is and only ever will be one Indiana Jones.
“Nobody 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.”
What are your thoughts on a fifth Indiana Jones movie? Do you think Disney should reboot the franchise with a new lead or close out the film series following the conclusion of the fifth film? Let us know in the comments below.