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    Indiana Jones 5 (2021)

    Indiana Jones 5 Is ‘Continuation’ Of Crystal Skull Story

    After reprising Han Solo in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Harrison Ford is preparing to return to his other classic character for Lucasfilm: Indiana Jones. Walt Disney Pictures recently announced that the currently untitled Indiana Jones 5 will hit theaters in July 2019, with Steven Spielberg once again calling the shots from the director’s chair. The filmmaker’s longtime collaborator David Koepp will pen the script.

    Since Lucasfilm was so successful at relaunching the galaxy far, far away, there are many curious to see if they’ll be able to restore the archeologist to his former glory – and what (if any) strategies that made Star Wars 7 a massive critical and commercial hit will be carried over to this property. It will be interesting to see how Indy 5 is handled, particularly since Ford will have celebrated his 77th birthday by the time the movie premieres. For their part, the studio is confident in their leading man and are looking to make the project a proper sequel that picks up where viewers last left off.

    While at CinemaCon (hat tip Variety), franchise producer Frank Marshall reiterated that Ford will not be recast as Indiana Jones, believing that the character is so iconic, only one actor can play him. This stance eliminates any chance of Indy 5 being a prequel of sorts, with Ford merely bookending an adventure headlined by a younger thespian in the role. As fans theorize about what could happen, that was one possibility discussed, but Marshall revealed in his interview that the latest installment will be a “continuation” of the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull story.

    Marshall did not elaborate on what exactly he meant by that, meaning his statement will only fuel more speculation. For the most part, the Indiana Jones series is not one known for its continuity; the previous films more or less existed as standalone narratives, with only a few references to each other and no overarching story beats that carried over. Things were a little different for Crystal Skull, which brought back Raiders of the Lost Ark‘s Marion Ravenwood, but it was still primarily self-contained. One would think that’ll be the case with Indy 5, especially since the Crystal Skull plot was fully resolved when the end credits rolled. Making a direct followup to that film would be a mistake, but some continuation might be necessary.

    When moviegoers last saw Indiana Jones, he was a newly married man, looking to settle down with a family. Even though Crystal Skull was not as beloved as the original trilogy, it would still be somewhat jarring for Indy 5 to just ignore what came before completely. Karen Allen and Shia LaBeouf don’t have to necessarily return as Marion and Mutt Williams, but they should still be mentioned in some capacity. For example, the absence of Henry Jones, Sr. and Marcus Brody in Crystal Skull was explained via lines of dialogue. If Spielberg would prefer to surround Indy with a new supporting cast, he could do that again and still have the fifth film be a “continuation.”

    It will most likely be a while before fans learn what’s exactly going on with Indiana Jones 5, however. Spielberg has a pretty full plate at the moment. He’s currently working on Ready Player One for a March 2018 release, and will then move to the historical drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Morata, which is eyeing an awards season 2017 bow. Arguably, Indy 5 is on the director’s back burner for the time being, as he tackles his other commitments. Production on Dr. Jones’ next adventure probably won’t start until 2018 at the earliest, so until then, fans will have to make do with hypothesizing.
    I can't believe Harrison Ford is 73 years old. The fact they are sticking with him is a weird one. I'd rather have him be a mentor to a new Indian Jones.

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    Re: Indiana Jones 5 (2019)

    I'd love it if they just did a straight up reboot and cast Harrison Ford as Indy's dad but it does seem weird that they basically said their sticking with Harrison even though he's really getting up there now. That said, it is cool to see a studio stick by an older star and not insist on recasting younger just because the fresher face might have a generally more palatable look and more miles in the tank.

    Kingdom of the Crystal Skull soured me on the franchise a little but not enough to disown it entirely. I'll be checking this one out and probably be going to see it on the big screen too.

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    Re: Indiana Jones 5 (2019)

    I feel like they could've made insane money casting Pratt as the lead and make Harrison Ford his mentor.

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    Yeah Pratt would be a great Indy, I could also see the other three guys named Chris (Evans, Hemsworth, Pine) in the role.

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    Re: Indiana Jones 5 (2019)

    On that same train of thought. Maybe getting a non cookie-cutter white dude to be the heir of this franchise would be a great move too. I'd say get a gal but we've already got Tonb Raider on that front. But seeing someone like Michael B. Jordan or I don't know what have you would be cool too. On the standard white dude line, Scott Eastwood would be another good shout.

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    Come on guys, it's clearly going to be Indy's daughter taking the reigns after Ford passes the torch. She'll be played by Daisy Ridley of course.


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    Re: Indiana Jones 5 (2019)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    Come on guys, it's clearly going to be Indy's daughter taking the reigns after Ford passes the torch. She'll be played by Daisy Ridley of course.


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    Naw, she needs to get Tomb Raider on lock. Though... maybe they can just toss in Daisy Ridley here and get someone like Gugu Mbatha-Raw or Michelle Rodriguez to take the Tomb Raider role :Capone:

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    Re: Indiana Jones 5 (2019)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    Come on guys, it's clearly going to be Indy's daughter taking the reigns after Ford passes the torch.
    I'd be okay with that. They tried pushing us in the direction of his son previously and that failed miserably but Indy being a crap father to several children does fit his character.

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    Re: Indiana Jones 5 (2019)

    ‘Indiana Jones 5’ is Officially Happening, Will Arrive in 2019, and What This Could Mean For the Character

    Almost ten years after Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull hit theaters and after years of promises and rumors and dead-ends, it’s official: Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, the two-fisted archaeologist with a thing for punching Nazis and recovering ancient artifacts, is returning for a fifth film due out in a little over two years.


    According to an official statement on the Walt Disney Company’s website, the untitled fifth Indiana Jones movie will arrive on July 19, 2019 and the whole gang is getting back together. Harrison Ford will return as Indy, Steven Spielberg will step behind the camera once more, and Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce. Here’s what you need to know from that statement:

    Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.

    “Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

    And that’s all we know right now. Whether this announcement sends chills down your spin or waves of dread through your heart probably depends on whether you’re a pessimist or an optimist.

    The Post-Paramount World

    The fact that this news was announced on the Walt Disney Company website speaks volumes – this is the first Indiana Jones adventure to not be released by Paramount. After all, Indy was the property of Lucasfilm, which meant that Disney acquired him when they got in the Star Wars business back in 2012. By not releasing this news in a trade or even emailing out an official press release, Disney has made their message loud and clear: Indiana Jones belongs to them now, existing alongside Star Wars and Marvel and Pixar and everything else that you love.

    The Future of Indiana Jones

    You’d be hard-pressed to find many movie fans who were happy with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which has only further aged into one of modern cinema’s greatest sour notes over the past nine years. It’s the kind of thing people talk about in hushed whispers and with sad eyes – what the hell happened? While it’s easy to imagine the financial incentive in making a new Indiana Jones movie (Crystal Skull still made a ton of money), it’s also easy to imagine Spielberg and Ford not wanting their previous collaboration being the final Indy adventure. One of the finest heroes in pop culture history deserves to go out on a high note.

    But here’s the thing: Disney and Lucasfilm are in the franchise business and Harrison Ford will be 77 years old when Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters in 2019. You don’t build a franchise around someone knocking on the door of 80, even if that someone is one of the greatest movie stars of all time. If I had to make an early wager, I’d put good money on Indiana Jones 5 letting Harrison Ford ride off into the sunset, closing the book on his stint as the character…while also introducing a new actor to take his place.

    Conceptually, it would be easy. Bring Ford back for one last go, but also introduce a new, younger Indiana Jones in flashbacks. Let the torch be passed. Let Ford move on. And then, with the blessing of everyone attached to the original series, Indy lives on in a younger performer, free to go on all kinds of adventures for the foreseeable future. That’s the Lucasfilm/Disney way and so far, it’s been pretty good to Star Wars.

    Once again, this is all speculation – I’m just saying stuff. But also once again: whether this speculation sends chills down your spin or waves of dread through your heart probably depends on whether you’re a pessimist or an optimist.
    Considering Harrison Ford called Shia LaBeouf a fucking idiot for criticizing the previous movie it's safe to say he won't be back.

    This movie can go in so many damn directions. It will be interesting to see, can't be worse than the previous installment.

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    Re: Indiana Jones 5 (2020)

    'Indiana Jones 5' to Begin Filming Next Year

    Things are finally moving forward with the highly-anticipated fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise.

    Earlier this month, sources close to Steven Spielberg revealed that the director was trying to decide what his next movie would be. With The Post in theaters, and Ready Player One not far behind it, the iconic filmmaker was looking to the future. His options were narrowed down to two: West Side Story and Indiana Jones 5.

    It looks as though the director has now made up his mind. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spielberg has lined up the Indiana Jones sequel as his next feature film, with West Side Story immediately following.

    The 71-year-old filmmaker is currently planning on shooting Indiana Jones 5 at some point in 2019, with the goal of releasing the film in 2020.

    Details on the project have been scarce to this point. As of now, all we know is that Spielberg is directing, David Koepp wrote the script, and that Disney is planning to release the film in 2020. Outside of those three facts, everything else is in the dark.

    It's still unclear as to who will star in the film for Spielberg. Back in 2015, it was reported that the director had his eye on Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt for the lead role, where he would star opposite an aging Harrison Ford. There has been no indication as to whether or not Pratt could still make it work in 2019, seeing as how his schedule has continued to increase. With Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 rumored for a 2020 release, he could already have a full schedule in 2019.

    THR's report later indicates that, while Spielberg has set Indiana Jones as his next film, industry insiders believe that he could potentially move forward with a smaller project first, if the right opportunity comes along.

    Spielberg has directed all four Indiana Jones films to date.
    Sounds like it will eventually get done, but doesn't seem like much of a priority. Can't be worse than the last one... can it?

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    Re: Indiana Jones 5 (2021)

    This movie has been bumped to summer of 2021. Harrison Ford turns 76 in 2 days, unless they are recasting Indiana Jones (Which I think they should) this is getting bizarre.

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    I guess Disney are that desperate to get the torch passed so they can relaunch the universe/franchise. Solo performing below expectations can't have helped.

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