Although the release of Indiana Jones 5 has been postponed for yet another year, we can take solace in the fact that filming has finally come to an end.
Long-time Frank Marshall, the producer of the film, revealed on February 27, 2022, that production had been completed after multiple delays. Of course, this does not imply that the film is ready to be released in theatres since the editing process is already underway.
At the very least, the fifth Indy film has been postponed until June 2023, giving new director James Mangold more time to perfect the long-awaited return of Indiana Jones.
Avoid getting too worked up because Mangold – who took over the direction of the film from Steven Spielberg – is keen to make sure the wait is well worth it! “I understand apprehension because I experience it,” he said on Twitter. It is unlikely that I will meet your expectations, but my team and I will do everything we have to build something worthwhile.”
We're looking forward to seeing the cast join Ford for the fifth Indiana Jones adventure. With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about Indiana Jones 5, which will hit theatres one day… we swear.
Indiana Jones 5 cast: Who will be returning in Indiana Jones 5?
It will come as no surprise to learn that Harrison Ford, the actor who has become synonymous with the character, will be back in the hat for yet another appearance. Ford has also stated that no one else will be able to play Indiana Jones other than him: “He'll be gone as soon as I'm gone. It's a simple process. Try to get it into [you're] skull.”
Following the completion of filming in June 2021, we were given our first view of Ford's comeback as Indiana Jones from the set.
It has been confirmed that Phoebe Waller-Bridge will star as the female lead in the film, and we have also been given our first glimpse at her in the film. The cast also includes Mads Mikkelsen (who will be adding yet another property to his resume), Marvel actor Thomas Kretschmann, Black Panther actress Shaunette Renée Wilson, and The Predator star Boyd Holbrook, all of whom will be appearing in the film.
Although Mikkelsen has suggested that the script was “everything [he] wished it to be,” the specifics of who they'll be playing are being kept under wraps for the time being.
“I believe I've been brought in to develop a persona — I believe it's something that everyone wants,” he remarked. “That's why they choose certain performers that they believe will be able to come up with specific ideas, and it will be a collaborative effort as it has always been.”
Since the beginning of production, it has been reported that Toby Jones will be joining the cast, which will also include Antonio Banderas. The identities of the newcomers, like those of the other newcomers, have been kept a secret.
Among those working behind the scenes is famed composer John Williams, who has revealed that he will return to score the film, completing the adventure he began with Raiders of the Lost Ark 40 years ago.
As for the possibility of another returning cast member, John Rhys-Davies revealed to Digital Spy that he would like to reprise his much-loved character of Sallah, who originally appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark and then again in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Marion Ravenwood, Indy's love interest in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Crystal Skull, may or may not be returning. Karen Allen was not contacted when Indiana Jones 5 was formally announced in 2016, even though she was involved in the film's early phases.
Is this a confirmation that she isn't going to be there? Not necessarily, as a lot has changed since 2016, and she has stated that she is interested in learning more about Marion's life.
One of the stars of the Crystal Skull, Jim Broadbent, stated in 2017 that he would be “willing” to return to the part of Charles Stanforth, Indy's superior at Marshall College.
In an unexpected move, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has put himself up as a potential villain in the upcoming fifth installment of the film franchise. That's something we'd like to see!
The release date for the fifth Indiana Jones film: Is Indiana Jones 5 coming out soon?
To summarise, Indiana Jones 5 is scheduled to hit theatres on June 30, 2023, barring any more delays — and there have been many — from occurring.
When it was first announced, the film was scheduled for release in July of this year. The release date was moved back to July 10, 2020, and then again to July 9, 2021, and then to July 29, 2022.
It had already been delayed once before, but this time it was pushed back a year to June 30, 2023, as Disney pushed back several other films.
In early June, filming eventually began at Pinewood Studios and other locations in the United Kingdom, but there were a few hiccups along the way. During a rehearsal for a fight scene on June 23, 2021, Ford received a shoulder injury.
On June 30, 2021, Mangold responded to a fan and dispelled any rumors that filming had been halted. “All of us are OK. Shooting!”
Ford had returned to the set as of September 8, 2021, and Mangold had indicated on Twitter that production would be done by the end of January 2021, according to the most recent information available.
Filming concluded in late February, excluding any possible reshoots, so he was only absent for a few weeks.
What will the plot of Indiana Jones 5 be?
Even if Indy knows what he's in for, he won't be able to find out what he's in for this time around.
However, based on recent filming footage, it appears that Indiana Jones will once again face off against Nazis in the upcoming fifth installment. However, it isn't clear if it's merely a flashback or if they are the real villains. A set photo has hinted at much more time travel in the future…
You should expect to see an older Dr. Jones in this film because it takes place after Crystal Skull (1999). When asked about revisiting the role in later years, Ford said: “It's eye-opening to consider it from a different perspective. It'll be a terrific time and a worthwhile endeavor.”
This is going to be Indy's first trip in over a decade and it will take place in the late 1960s – one of America's most chaotic – if not brilliant for movie nostalgia – decades (Crystal Skull took place in 1957).
Our suspicions were verified by a cryptic tweet. Regardless of what happens, Kathleen Kennedy has assured fans that it will not be a reboot.
According to rumors, the next film will deal with the space race. Disney may want to keep us in the dark about the plot of the upcoming fifth film.
“Find an emotional center to operate from” and “push” the franchise to “someplace fresh” are Mangold's stated goals for the film, which hasn't been announced.