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Indiana Jones 5 About to Start Filming, Says Harrison Ford

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BY April 29, 2020
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Harrison Ford, known for his bit part in E.T. the Extraterrestrial* and apparently some other movies, shared some Indiana Jones 5 filming news this week. While appearing on Ellen to promote Call of the Wild, Ford said they’ll begin filming this summer. In fact, they might begin filming as soon as April. Here’s everything we know so far.

The Gang’s Getting Back Together for Indiana Jones 5

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While we know nothing about the story at this point, so far we do know that the usual players will be returning. That means that Steven Spielberg is directing, Ford is starring, and John Williams will probably do the score. It is still a Lucasfilm production, which means it’s now a Disney production. (George Lucas, however, will not be involved with this production.)

As for the writers, that’s iffier. There’s been talk that Lucasfilm approached Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the guys who wrote A Quiet Place. There’s also been talk that Jonathan Kasdan (Solo: A Star Wars Story) was going to write it. Then David Koepp, who wrote Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, said he was writing it again. That was only last September, so it’s probably safe to assume that Koepp is still the screenwriter. I guess that’s great news for those of you who loved Crystal Skull.

Speculating on the Story

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And again, while Koepp didn’t mention any details, we can expect it to follow after the Crystal Skull story. Harrison Ford told IGN, for instance, “…we’ll see new developments in his life, his relationship. We’ll see part of his history resolved.” We can guess that he means only his romantic relationship; it seems clear that Shia LaBeouf, who played Indy’s newly-revealed son Mutt in Crystal Skull, will not return. In case you missed it, LaBeouf was quite critical of the film, as well as working with Spielberg in general. In response to LaBoeuf’s comments regarding the film, Harrison Ford was very himself.

And that’s all for now. We’ll, of course, update you with when we learn more. Harrison Ford is currently in The Call of the Wild, the movie with the CGI dog, which is in theaters now. Indiana Jones 5, which is still untitled and about to start filming, is due in theaters next year.

Are you looking forward to Indiana Jones 5 or are you still holding a Crystal Skull grudge? Tell us on social media or let us know by commenting below.

*Hmm, I’m being told that his part was cut from the film. Well, that’s showbiz. Better luck next time, Mr. Ford–you’ll get your big break yet.

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Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. She now splits her time between the Appalachian wilds (of Alabama) and the considerably more refined streets of New York City. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf.

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