Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ultimately turned out to be a disappointment, but Steven Spielberg is pushing forward without the involvement of his longtime friend George Lucas. Producer Frank Marshall talks about Lucas not being onboard for Indy 5 and says that the feeling is mutual to not have Lucas involved.
Talking to ComingSoon, Marshall shares:
“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.”
For now, the movie is gathering a writers room which is said to have Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jon Kasdan in the lead. Seeing that he did such a magnificent job bringing Han Solo back to life with Alden Ehrenreich, I’m sure he can do the same with an old Indiana Jones.
Harrison Ford is also set to reprise the role of everyone’s favorite archeologist one last time, but after this film, the franchise is said to be moving forward without him. My guess is they are either recasting just like they did with Solo, or maybe Indy is going to have another son that could be named after him.
Sorry, Shia LaBeouf.
Indiana Jones 5 is slated for a release on July 9, 2021.