Indiana Jones 5 began filming in June and has faced numerous challenges, including the COVID-19 outbreak and Ford’s shoulder injury just a few weeks into production. The film’s release date was also pushed back by about a year in October, putting it roughly a year behind schedule. Filming has taken place in England, Scotland, Italy, and Morocco, indicating that the film will be a global adventure.
Producer Frank Marshall took to Twitter to report that filming on the long-awaited Indiana Jones 5 had wrapped. In what will almost certainly be his final performance as the renowned adventurer, Harrison Ford will don the iconic fedora once more. Steven Spielberg remains on board as a producer while James Mangold (Logan, Ford v. Ferrari) takes over as director.
That’s a wrap!!! #indianajones
There are no plot elements or a title for the film yet, though some sort of ‘passing of the torch’ is expected. The film will also feature Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Mads Mikkelsen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Black Panther), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), and Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro).
The screenplay was written by Mangold and his Ford v. Ferrari co-writers, Jaz and John-Henry Butterworth. Since the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008, there has been no progress on a fifth Indiana Jones feature.
When Kathleen Kennedy became the head of Lucasfilm in 2012, George Lucas tossed around ideas for the next instalment, which he eventually passed over to her. With versions of the script by David Koepp (Jurassic Park) and Jonathan Kasdan (Solo: A Star Wars Story) having come and gone, the company put the picture on the back burner in order to work on the next Star Wars movie.
Originally, Spielberg was set to helm the film, but he stepped down in 2020 after Mangold joined on. In the same way that Ford passed the baton to a younger director, the director wished to pass the duty on to a younger director to allow them the opportunity to put their own spin on the universe.
Spielberg has kept himself busy this season, with his adaptation of West Side Story in contention for major honors and The Fabelmans, a semi-autobiographical film about his boyhood, in the works. On June 30, 2023, Indiana Jones 5 will be released in theatres. Below is Marshall’s “hat tip” to the completion of filming.
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