Speaking a decade after the release of Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” series producer Frank Marshall confirmed this week that the upcoming fifth film in the Harrison Ford-led adventure series will bring back the global scope of the original three films.
Speaking with Coming Soon, Marshall confirmed that a sort of ‘writers room’ is forming to advise on the sequel which will shoot in international locations (‘Crystal Skull’ was shot almost entirely in the U.S.). Jonathan Kasdan was recently announced to take over scripting duties on the film, replacing Spielberg mainstay David Koepp and Marshall also confirms he’s the ‘lead’ writer.
Asked about doing an Indiana Jones movie without George Lucas and how it changes things, he says:
I love being with George and having his input, but life changes and we’re moving on. He moved on. We’re very respectful of the original intentions of the movie, certainly Harrison’s character. The serialization of what the original intention was. I’d love to have George there. I love being around George and working with him, obviously. It’ll be a little different, because the ideas are coming from a different place now.”
The new film is scheduled to open on July 9th 2021 and this time it’s definitely set to be Harrison Ford’s last film in the role.