A few months ago, Lucasfilm announced a new July 9, 2021 release date for the fifth Indiana Jones movie. While we have to wait longer for the Indiana Jones 5 filming to start than was originally thought, ComingSoon.net sat down with franchise producer Frank Marshall and asked him about the anticipated sequel.
Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull was mostly filmed in the U.S., but Marshall told the site they will broaden the scope of filming this time. Marshall didn’t elaborate on where all the Indiana Jones 5 filming will take place, however.
He also said that George Lucas is not involved this time. “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.”
Those ideas will be coming from a writer’s room, which Marshall is trying to put together. Jonathan Kasdan is leading that writer’s room, which he states consists of “a lot of people that we trust pitch ideas and things. Gathering info.”
Steven Spielberg has said that he expects it to be Harrison Ford’s last turn as Indiana Jones, but he also thinks the franchise will continue beyond the fifth installment. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will once again produce.