Steven Spielberg revealed that the filming of the fifth “Indiana Jones” will get underway in 2019.
The legendary filmmaker was recently at the Empire Awards in the U.K. when he dropped the news.
He stated, “It’s always worth the trip when I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the UK. 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.”
The untitled next installment is scheduled to hit theaters July 20, 2020.
I couldn’t be more excited right now if I tried. Let’s just be totally honest with each other right now. The first three “Indiana Jones” films were all outstanding. Harrison Ford, who is currently 75 years old, cemented himself as a Hollywood legend with those films. I used to run around all the time as a very young child with a toy revolver pretending to be on the search for the Holy Grail or the Ark of the Covenant.
However, the fourth one was not good. “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” was such a letdown. Fans had waited so many years for a new movie, and I don’t think anybody was impressed. Was it a terrible movie? No, but it certainly wasn’t what fans expected or deserved.
Hopefully, Spielberg just hits the reset button and we get back to what made Indiana Jones a legendary character. We need the humor, the womanizing, his classic revolver, his whip and his knack for barely surviving time and time again.
Give the fans that, and I think we’re in for one hell of a good time in 2020 when it hits theaters.