Producer Frank Marshall has revealed the next installment of the Indiana Jones franchise will once again take the titular archaeologist on a globe-trotting adventure.
Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Marshall confirmed the film would branch outside of the United States to shoot, unlike the previous film in the series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which shot the majority of the film in the US. In addition, Marshall also confirmed that a writers room is being assembled to “pitch ideas” for the script which Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jonathan Kasdan is attached to write.
Steven Spielberg is is set to direct Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford confirmed to return to the role. Legendary composer John Williams will also return to score the project. Not returning, however, is the franchise’s creator, George Lucas, as Indy 5 will be the first in the series that Lucas will not be creatively involved with. Marshall said:
“I love being with George and having his input, but life changes and we’re moving on. He moved on. We’re very respectful of the original intentions of the movie, certainly Harrison’s character. The serialization of what the original intention was. I’d love to have George there. I love being around George and working with him, obviously. It’ll be a little different, because the ideas are coming from a different place now.”
Plot details remain under wraps, however, Disney CEO Bob Iger has previously confirmed there are no plans to expand on the Lucasfilm brand like they have with Star Wars. Disney will first focus on a reboot or continuation of the series, which will be then followed by a reboot of sorts later. Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has previously been eyed to play a key role in the franchise’s relaunch at the studio.
Indiana Jones 5 is currently slated for release on July 9, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Indiana Jones franchise as we learn it.