Following a report from earlier this year, renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg has officially confirmed that he will be indeed helming Indiana Jones 5 in the foreseeable future. The word through the grapevine had previously suggested principal photography to begin later this year. However, Spielberg has pegged April 2019 for the project to take off.
Speaking with Empire in a recent interview, the director also revealed that production for Indiana Jones 5 will take place in the United Kingdom. However, there is always the possibility of multiple filming locations.
“It’s always worth the trip when I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the U.K.,” Spielberg stated. “The actors, and the crew, the chippies, the sparks, the drivers — everybody who has helped me make my movies here, and will continue helping me make my movies here when I come back in April 2019 to make the fifth Indiana Jones movie right here.”
It is still too early for Spielberg to be talking about the cast, meaning that fans must continue to speculate about the return of Harrison Ford in the action-adventure sequel. The 75-year-old actor might possibly reprise the role of the daring archaeologist, something that Spielberg has previously hinted by pointing out the unnecessity of finding a new face.
There are very few details that are currently known about Indiana Jones 5. In addition to screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park) and producer Frank Marshall (Jason Bourne) being attached to the project, Shia LaBeouf (Mutt Williams) has been ruled out for a return after appearing in the last installment.
Indiana Jones 5 is slated for a tentative release in theaters on July 10, 2020. The franchise saw three installments back in the 80s before going on a hiatus for nearly two decades. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) was the mighty return that fans wanted, with the movie earning more than $786 million in the box office.