Harrison Ford confirms Indiana Jones 5 will go into production in the spring
Harrison Ford has revealed that production on a fifth instalment of Indiana Jones will begin in the spring.
Speaking on CBS, Ford said: "I’m gonna start doing Indiana Jones in about two months. I’m always delighted to come back to these characters. We have the opportunity to make another because people have enjoyed them. I feel obliged to make sure that our efforts are as ambitious as they were when it started. You have a sense of responsibility to your customers."
He continued: "I think of the people who go to my movies more as customers than I do as ‘fans’, ‘fans’ feels kind of weird to me, always has. But the fact that these people support my business, and I’m responsible to them for the quality of the service that I offer."
The last Indiana Jones movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released in 2008 and there has been intense speculation about the future of the franchise in the years since.
Shia LaBeouf had been expected to take a key role, having played Mutt Williams — a.k.a. Indy’s son, Henry Jones III in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but has since confirmed he will not be returning to the franchise.
Reports then suggested that the character would be rebooted, with Parks And Recreation and Guardians Of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt strongly linked with the role, but it was then confirmed that Ford will be back for a fifth movie.
Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jonathan Kasdan has written the screenplay and Steven Spielberg will direct, as he has on all four previous movies.
At present, the film has a release date of July 9th in 2021.