According to Deadline, production on Lucasfilm’s long-in-development fifth and final installment to the Harrison Ford-led Indiana Jones franchise is currently scheduled to begin next week in the UK at Pinewood Studios. This comes after photos of its rumored sets have been recently leaked online through Reddit, featuring what looks like ruins of a castle.
Joining Harrison Ford are franchise newcomers Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, and Shaunette Renée Wilson, with Waller-Bridge reportedly set as the female lead. The highly-anticipated sequel is currently scheduled to be released on July 29, 2022.
Indiana Jones 5 sees the return of Harrison Ford as he reprises one of his most iconic roles as the titular explorer. It will be directed by Oscar nominee James Mangold (Logan) from a new screenplay he is co-writing with Ford v Ferrari collaborators Jez and John-Henry Butterworth. Mangold stepped up to take over the director’s chair after Steve Spielberg had announced last year that he would be exiting his directorial duties for the film. The Oscar-winning filmmaker was the one who directed all of the previous Indiana Jones films. Despite this, he will still remain part of the film’s production as a producer.
The project will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, original franchise director Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel, with John Williams returning to score the film, continuing a musical journey that began 40 years ago with Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was first introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.