Return of the classic
We have an exciting update for all the avid fans of the Indiana Jones franchise! Kathleen Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm confirmed on Sunday night at the 2020 BAFTAs that the fifth instalment of the hit franchise is underworks. As opposed to the reports earlier, the American film producer declared that Indiana Jones 5 will be a continuation and not a reboot of the classic.
When asked to comment upon the progress of the action-adventure franchise, Kennedy stated, “We’re working away, getting the script where we want it to be and then we’ll be ready to go.” She further went on to confirm the cast of the film, “Harrison Ford will be involved, yeah. It’s not a reboot; it’s a continuation.” However, not much has been revealed about the storyline and the rest of the cast of the film yet but owing to its legacy, lots of adventure and action will surely be on the cards.
Based on the adventurous stories of the fictional character of Dr Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones Jr., the first instalment Raiders of the Lost Ark was released way back in 1981 and it has been winning hearts of people ever since. Now, after almost 11 long years, the much-loved character will be seen back on the silver screen as the last film of the series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came out in 2008.
Right after its successful release in 2008, the fans have been buzzing and waiting for the fifth part. The last release date was supposed to be July 2019, but due to efforts required in the screenwriting and Steven Spielberg‘s schedule, filming start dates and release dates have been pushed back further and further. At present, it is estimated to be out by July 2021 - fingers crossed.