Harrison Ford Claims ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Will Begin Filming Very Soon. Lucasfilm is taking a short hiatus from Star Wars films, and has shifted focus to the other stories previously told by the studio such as ‘Willow’ and ‘Indiana Jones‘.
During an interview on the red carpet for Ford’s latest film, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Harrison told Variety that the movie “should be starting to shoot sometime next week [referring to the week of June 2nd].” “I’m looking forward to it,” he added. “Things are coming along well.”
Rumors had been swirling for some time about Indiana Jones 5. The rumors were mainly about casting choices, timeline of the story, and if the studio would be casting another actor to replace Harrison Ford in the role of Indiana Jones himself. Highly rumored was the potential casting of Chris Pine as a younger Indy.
Harrison did not take kindly to those questions about the potential replacement, and was adamant that those are strictly rumors. “Nobody is going to be Indiana Jones,” Ford replied after being asked who he’d like to see take up the role. “Don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy.”
Harrison then joked about the comment, “This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine this. I’m sorry, man.”
It had been previously announced by Stephen Spielberg that the film would begin filming in April 2019, but that date has since past with no sign of filming by the studio, which sparked more rumors about the films likelihood to be created at all.
It does appear that Indiana Jones 5 has been added to the Lucasfilm release date schedule and is set to premiere in theaters on July 9, 2021, regardless of the many things being said about the film.
What are your thoughts on a new story about Indiana Jones? Are you excited to see Harrison Ford again as Professor Indiana Jones? Do you think Shia LeBeouf (Mutt) or Karen Allen (Marion) will be signed to the project? We would love to hear what you think