We have been talking about the fifth installment of Indiana Jones for years. So long later – with a pandemic involved – the project seemed lost in the hallways of the studio, but we have a script twist. During Disney Investor’s Day, it was announced that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Indiana Jones for a final film. It has also been reconfirmed that the archaeologist’s new film will be released in July 2022.
Lucasfilm is in pre-production on the next Indiana Jones installment. Le Mans ’66 director James Mangold is in charge, and Indy himself, Harrison Ford, will return to continue his iconic character’s journey. The adventure will arrive in July 2022 “, clarifies a ‘tweet’ published by the official Star Wars account.
As we say, the news that Ford would take the whip again is something that was already known, but we began to doubt that it would become reality. At first, Steven Spielberg was going to be in charge of directing this installment of the saga, but at the beginning of this year, he dissociated himself. After his departure, David Koepp, screenwriter, followed the same path, leaving the film completely orphaned. A few months ago, Koepp revealed that he decided to leave the project when director James Mangold took over.
“It’s the right time to go out because I think the last one who wants a new director is the old director’s writer. The last thing you need is a guy sitting with his arms crossed saying, ‘Well, the way Steven would have done it. It’s … I had a nice friendly conversation with him and I’m sure he wanted to move on anyway, “Koepp clarified. Although they have a good relationship, the departure of both professionals gave a tremendous turn to the development of the film.
The pandemic caused by the coronavirus has not made it easy for him either. The return of Harrison Ford as the famous archaeologist happened from July 9, 2021, to July 29, 2022. A season of delay that surely the team knows how to take advantage of very well.