Good news for Indiana Jones lovers! Harrison Ford appeared on the Lucasfilm panel at Star Wars Celebration on Thursday. He announced that the untitled movie Indiana Jones 5 will be released in theaters on June 30, 2023. He informs that the production of the movie is almost finished. He also revealed the first photo from the film.
Deadline reported that John Williams joined the event to lead a live orchestra on his Indiana Jones theme before Ford’s introduction. The Star Wars music master also led the band in the first live performance of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s theme.
Indiana Jones 5’s plot has yet to be revealed, but the first image from the film provides a glimpse of Jones with his iconic hat in silhouette. He appears to be traveling inside a huge cave, swinging while crossing a weak rope bridge.
Indiana Jones 5 production detail
Indiana Jones 5 began pre-production in 2020. Principal photography began in the UK on June 4, 2021 and wrapped in February 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic slowed production. There were also some hiccups due to Harrison Ford’s shoulder injury he suffered on set in June. Filming locations were across the UK in England and Scotland, Italy and Morocco.
Indiana Jones 5 Cast: Who’s in the Movie?
Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Mangold are set to co-write the screenplay. Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel are the producers.
The film’s cast includes Antonia Banderas, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann and Toby Jones.
Indiana Jones 5 plot: what could the plot be?
Indiana Jones 5 will be set in the 1960s and will begin with Indiana Jones retiring and enjoying her retirement life with Marion Ravenwood. After that, he can get involved in finding the Fountain of Youth after learning that several water flasks believed to be from the legendary monument are real, which involves a trip to the Bermuda Triangle.
In January 2021, James Mangold hinted that Indiana Jones would travel in search of the fountain of youth and that the film would be set in 1960s New York.
In the latest episode, viewers saw Indy travel to different countries. Adventure lover Indiana Jones has traveled to Peru, Nepal, Egypt, USA, China, India, Italy, Austria, Germany, Turkey and Brazil.
According to reports, Indiana Jones 5 will reunite the adventurer with his old enemies, the Nazis, thanks to their involvement in the space race of the 1960s.
Mads Mikkelsen’s character will play the villain in the untitled Indiana Jones 5. He’ll play a NAZI scientist drafted into NASA by the United States government to work on the agency’s moon landing initiative space, noted The Illuminerdi.
Fans would see Shaunette Renee Wilson play Mads Mikkelsen’s character CIA, who will be responsible for childcare. The site also reported that Mads Mikkelsen’s villain character will be accompanied by a woman, who is described as “an evil, brutal killer.” Although unconfirmed, it looks like Scarlett Johansson could play a villain in Indiana Jones 5.
So if we put all the news together, we can get a glimpse of the plot. As NASA’s Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, and as Mangold hinted, Indianan Jones 5 would be placed in the 1960 space race. This means Indiana Jones 5 takes place a decade after the events of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, set in 1957, and Indy will face off against Soviet agents working under Irina Spalko.
Indiana Jones 5 Release Details
Indy 5 was originally scheduled for release on July 19, 2019, but was delayed to July 10, 2020 for the CGI remake of “The Lion King.” Then it was supposed to premiere on July 9, 2020. But unfortunately, the release date of Indiana Jones 5 has been pushed back to July 29 this year again. The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed production on Spielberg’s West Side Story. In October last year, it was shifted again to the current release date.
Indy 5 hits theaters on June 30, 2023! Stay connected for more news.
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