Indiana Jones 5 Gets A Confirmed Release Date, Will Start Filming In 2020
It’s anyone’s guess, but we’re making a strong case that during the '80s there had to have been a significant uptake of individuals enrolling in archaeology. When audiences were first introduced to Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones Jr., they were immediately taken by his rugged looks, irresistible charm, and incredible depth of knowledge.
Harrison Ford’s charisma on screen saw many of us running around our backyards, donning that high-crowned, wide-brimmed sable fedora and clutching at some sort of rope, as we only wished we could be travelling to the exotic places he explored, rummaging for treasures in booby-trapped temples and single-handedly fighting our attackers. The reality is we can barely make it through the first three hours of our intermittent fast, but that’s all beside the point.
He may have become a household name as Han Solo in Star Wars, but Ford’s portrayal of the disgruntled archaeologist made him a favourite and saw the franchise become one of the more iconic in the canon of film history. Ford is now set to return to the role, in a fifth Indiana Jones film that will see him reunite with director Steven Spielberg.
Rumours have suggested that the film will be a send-off to Ford’s character before the studio pursues the inevitable reboot/prequel route. But in an interview with Today, Ford was quick to shut down these rumours as he said, “Nobody is going to be Indiana Jones, don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones.”
He added emphatically, "When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy. Get it in [your head]." Of course, just what type of figure the now 77-year-old Ford will cut as the trail blazing archaeologist remains to be seen.
Chris Pratt has been rumoured to take over the role of Indiana Jones in an upcoming reboot of the franchise, but Ford set the record straight. “This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine this. I’m sorry, man” he said laughing, mistaking Pratt for Chris Pine (don’t worry Ford, we’ve all been there).
Pratt’s name has been connected with the role since 2015, after Disney bought the movie rights for the film from Paramount back in 2013. While Pratt has become something of the go-to action star, it seems that if Ford has his way, Indiana Jones will end with him.
In a recent interview with Variety, Ford confirmed that Indiana Jones 5 will begin shooting in 2020, correcting earlier rumours that filming was scheduled to commence this month. This has since been confirmed by renowned movie news Twitter Discussing Film, who seem to think that production has already begun on the project.
It comes after Disney set an official release date for the film, which has now been confirmed as July 9, 2021