Indiana Jones 5 is finally taking a concrete leap towards the big screen.
Disney's sequel to the dreaded Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has now been in the works for close to ten years, having lingered in various stages of development with different writers.
All of the
snakes ducks are finally in a row, because Harrison Ford has confirmed that he will "start doing Indiana Jones in about two months".
The actor shared that exciting update about the fifth Indy movie during an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, while discussing the biggest challenges to returning to his most iconic roles for sequels.
"Trying not to look silly," he joked, adding more seriously: "I'm always delighted to come back to these characters.
"When we have an opportunity to make another, it's because people have enjoyed them. I feel obliged to make sure our efforts are as ambitious as they were when we started. You have a sense of responsibility to your customers.
"I think of the people who go to my movies as customers, more than I do as fans. 'Fans' feels kinda weird to me, and always has.
"The fact that these people support my business and I'm responsible to them for the quality of the service that I offer, that feels better to me."
Ford's unusual optimism about a sequel matches recent comments from Indiana Jones producer Kathleen Kennedy, after she denied that the next movie will be a reboot of the title character.
"Harrison Ford will be involved," she clarified at the BAFTA Film Awards. "It's not a reboot. It's a continuation… He can't wait. He absolutely is [up for it]."
Ford has also denied he will ever replaced as Indy, telling an interviewer in the US last year that "nobody is going to be Indiana Jones" besides him.
Indiana Jones 5 is currently scheduled to be released by Disney on July 9, 2021.
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