– by Nick Doll

Not long after Disney purchased Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones 5 was announced alongside their Star Wars projects, setting a release date for 2020. It was confirmed that Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg would both be involved in the project, as with all the previous four films in the franchise.

But, with 2020 quickly approaching, Harrison Ford quickly aging, and no new updates for years, is Indy 5 ever going to actually happen?

Deadline reports that sources are saying that Indiana Jones 5 could be Spielberg’s next project, followed by his passion project, a remake of West Side Story.

With Disney wanting at least one more Harrison Ford led Jones movie, it would make sense that Spielberg would have to spring into action sooner rather than later, with 2020 right around the bend. David Koepp, who wrote the script for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, as well as Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, and Spider-Man (2002), is penning Indiana Jones 5.

Spielberg has also been interested in a new version of the 1961 film West Side Story for a while now, with Tony Kushner (Munich, Lincoln) writing that script.

The sources also mention that Spielberg could fall for another script, just as he did with The Post, which was crammed into his already busy 2017 schedule at the last moment, which he directed while overseeing post-production on Ready Player One.

Raiders of the Lost Ark is my #1 favorite film, with Last Crusade taking second place, so I always welcome a new Indiana Jones movie, despite Ford’s age, nuking the fridge, and aliens. While I hated scenes from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I did not despise the movie as a whole, as most did. All I need is Harrison Ford running around in costume in front of a green screen, with no effects added, and Spielberg whistling the theme off-camera to get me excited!

Are you still interested in a new Indiana Jones film from Steven Spielberg? After all, George Lucas is said to not be involved at all… Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

  • Moby85

    Interested, yeah. I own them all but although I saw Crystal Skull in theatres I haven’t opened my DVD yet and I’ve had it since 2009. Meh, so many other movies to watch ahead of it.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Maybe they can recast with that guy from the Han Solo movie. With all the acting coaches Disney got him I’m sure he can mimic Ford now.

  • randomironicname

    Crystal Skulls was a lot like Temple in that it’s drawbacks just distracted from the decent stuff. Hopefully they can bounce back with a nice bookend to close out the series.

  • Rad4Cap

    Rifftrax is the only thing that saves any viewing of Crystal Skull


    So I guess no franchise is going to die in Hollywood, Geesh, the only thing that doesn’t have a reboot or sequel planned right now is Top Gun.

    • Nick

      Wrong! Top Gun: Maverick is on the way…

    • Some franchise shouldn’t die in my opinion. Look at how successful the Bond series has become and I’m sure many people felt that without Connery it wouldn’t be Bond. I think the character of Indiana Jones is so original and amazing it would be a shame to put him on the shelf. I personally can’t picture anyone else but Ford playing Indy but I am open to the idea of expanding the character in the future as long as it is well written and loyal to the character. Raiders is my favorite movie of all time and there aren’t any movies out there that are like it. I wish someone could capture that same magic somehow.

  • Danny B

    My usual confidence in Mr Spielberg’s movies has taken a few blows recently and the heaviest punch was Indy 4. The opening sequence really did have me so happy to be watching Indy again right up until the fridge…
    After that it was some interesting scenes mixed in with a load of complete shite – we all know the shite of which i speak.
    Please Mr Speilberg don’t f**k this one up

    • For some reason the fridge scene doesn’t bother me as much as Mutt swinging with monkeys. Plus they really wasted that cool jungle cutter vehicle. They could have done so much more with it. Also they didn’t need so many characters. The only scene that felt like the old Indy films was the car chase at Yale. I don’t know why. Without Lucas I think there won’t be too many cooks in the kitchen for this one.

  • Atirus

    No LeBeouf. No Lucas. I’m in!

  • Jose Vicente Lainez

    Fuck no.

  • Raiders is the perfect movie. I think that the reason Crystal Skull was so off was because Lucas insisted on cramming extra characters and aliens. Lucas wouldn’t budge despite doubts voiced by Ford and Speilberg. Go back to basics like in the first three. Don’t have any unnecessary characters. Be inventive with the script. Have an opening that isn’t totally related to the rest of the movie. I think the coolest idea would be to have it come to light that when the U.S. went to Antarctica in 1946 they were really there to fight Nazis who had set up a Fourth Reich and accidentally discovered Atlantis under the ice. It could be a very cool movie with Indy in arctic wear, fighting the now oowerful group of Nazis since they were able to thwart Admiral Perry in 1946 and now being the late 50’s they are a serious threat. Make it please Disney!