Harrison Ford is still on for the next Indiana Jones film, that won’t be a franchise reboot.

It’s been nearly four years now since a fifth Indiana Jones film was confirmed, with Steven Spielberg returning to direct and Harrison Ford reprising the title role. Since then, the release date has shifted back to the summer of 2021, and Spielberg has kept added other projects in front of it. Even though the insistence from Disney was that the film remains an active project, there remained an element of believe it when we see it.

However, thanks to an update from Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy – who was picking up a special BAFTA over the weekend – we now know that the project is still on the move.

“We’re working away”, she revealed, “getting the script where we want it to be and then we’ll be ready to go”. She also added that it’s going to pick up events after Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, and that it’ll be a “continuation”, rather than a reboot.

Furthermore, Harrison Ford “will be involved”, she confirmed.

None of this is radically new information, but it is the first word we’ve had in a while that the project is still pressing forward, not least with the planned release date remaining July 9th 2021.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more…

BBC

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