A few weeks ago, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the long-in-development fifth “Indiana Jones” film wasn’t a reboot, rather a continuation of the previous titles with Harrison Ford to return as the famed archaeologist.
In a recent interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Ford himself has finally spoken about his involvement and says the film will start production in around two months time ahead of its scheduled release on July 9th 2021.
“I’m always delighted to come back to these characters. You know, when we have the opportunity to make another it’s because people have enjoyed them. I feel obliged to make sure that our efforts are as ambitious as they were when we started. You have a sense of responsibility to your customers.
[I think] of the people that go to my movies more as customers than I do as fans. Fans feels kind of weird to me, but always has. But the fact that these people support my business and I’m responsible to them for the quality of the service that I offer, that feels better to me.”
David Koepp is penning the script with Steven Spielberg, currently in post-production on “West Side Story,” expected to helm the feature. The four previous “Indiana Jones” films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.