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It Looks Like INDIANA JONES 5 Will Be Spielberg’s Next!


Another day, another discovery on Indy’s next adventure.

There’s been a lot of buzz going around the interwebs as of late on the casting notice for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake. And while we all love movie musicals as much as the next fan, it looks like we have dug up an exciting new tidbit on Indiana Jones 5. As we have learned from The Hollywood Reporter, Indy 5 will be his next film before he rolls cameras on West Side Story.

We’ve heard plenty rumors on the status of the next crusade of Dr. Jones, but this is the only other concrete bit of news that we’ve had in a while, with the only news confirmed being the involvement of Spielberg, screenwriter David Koepp, Harrison Ford and a July 2020 release date.

So there you have it. THR does make note that there’s always the possibility of a smaller project coming before the next Indiana Jones, but it looks like he’s going to take it easy before taking on 2 mammoth-sized projects back-to-back.

I was one of the few on the face of the planet that enjoyed Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but I would most certainly agree that it was not the highest note for the series to go on and I always hoped they would get one last crack at the whip. So it’s always exciting to get more concrete news as we get closer to July 2020.

Spielberg’s The Post is currently in theatres and Ready Player One will be in theaters March 29, 2018, as the legendary filmmaker continues to demonstrate exactly how tireless his work ethic is.


Tony Artiga

  • Jeff

    Also enjoyed Crystal Skull. There are a couple of missteps in the film, but it was fun overall. Looking forward to seeing Indy again. I like the idea of seeing Harrison Ford one more time, but I can still see a future where we get a younger Indy again with Chris Pratt or Karl Urban stepping into the role. Or could go younger. The great thing about Indy is you can jump up and down the timeline. The series has the potential to emulate Bond in many ways when it comes to recasting.

    • Mario-Francisco Robles

      That’s a good point. I’ve always felt like Jones was the American Bond, in a way. It’d be cool to see them go that way.

      • Jeff

        I think Indy and Batman can both work that way really well. Batman is fun because you could have disconnected films with different actors and make them period pieces. Indy is tied to a certain time (WWI-Korea roughly), but that also created a sense of timelessness. Grounding a film in a certain time past prevents it from aging badly (usually). There aren’t a lot of properties like that.

    • randomironicname

      One major problem is that while Bond has re-cast every decade or so, we had had one (really perfect) Indy for over 35 years. That makes it a bit more difficult to accept someone new in the role. It’s not entirely impossible but I think the potential for disaster is there.

      • Jeff

        We’ve had one Indy in Cinema. We did get three other versions on TV.

        I think the part will be recast at some point. Star Wars is the big money Lucasfilm franchise that Disney paid for, but Disney didn’t buy future distribution away from Paramount for one film.

        Every film has potential for disaster if not managed well from beginning to end. Get a good story, a good director, and a good cast and it can work. I’ve been a fan of the idea of Karl Urban as Indy. He’s phenomenal in pretty much everything he does.

      • randomironicname

        I see what you are saying but I guess that I just don’t agree. The viewers are going to be super skeptical of any kind of reboot of this property particularly. Anyone that took over would be constantly compared to Ford’s take on the character tenfold to the way that people talk about Connery’s Bond. That doesn’t mean that they wont try. If they hand it off it will be to someone with more bankability than Urban. He’s cool but I don’t see him getting it over someone like Pratt. They will get one chance to try a reboot and the fans will eat them alive if they stumble.

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