For those awaiting the next installment in the “Indiana Jones” franchise, producer Frank Marshall has announced via social media that the film has wrapped production.
Currently titled “Indiana Jones 5,” the film sees Harrison Ford returning to don the iconic fedora in what is surely to be his final time as the legendary adventurer.
Steven Spielberg was originally going to direct, but handed off those duties to James Mangold (“Wolverine,” “Logan,” “Ford v Ferrari”), who also penned the screenplay for the film alongside his “Ford v. Ferrari” co-writers, Jaz and John-Henry Butterworth.
Spielberg remains on board as a producer, along with LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, and legendary composer John Williams has confirmed that he will return to write the film’s score.
Interestingly, in addition to Marshall’s post, Mangold posted a cryptic photo and message to his social media a few hours earlier:
Plot details for “Indiana Jones 5” haven’t even been hinted at yet, but those announced as cast include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Toby Jones, and Antonio Banderas.
And thankfully, no Shia LeBeouf.
The action looks to take Indy around Europe and North Africa, with filming locations in England, Scotland, Italy, and Morocco. Judging from the set photos below, the movie takes place in the very early 70s:
This sequel has been in various stages of development since “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” was released in 2008, but the film finally began shooting in the summer of 2021.
It is also the first Indiana Jones movie made without the involvement of creator George Lucas, who stepped away from the franchise after selling LucasFilm to Disney in 2012.
“Indiana Jones 5” is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on June 30, 2023.