Harrison Ford might be pushing 80, but he’s not too old to don the Indiana Jones adventurer’s wide-brimmed fedora for one final film.
The announcement by Disney of a fifth and final Indy flick in 2022, which has been in production for years, has sent fans on social media into a celebratory frenzy.
On the next and final instalment of Indiana Jones, we’re in pre-production”. We’re in pre-production on the next and final instalment of Indiana Jones,”
“Of course, Indy himself, Harrison Ford, will be back to conclude this iconic character’s journey. Indy will begin shooting late spring of 2021, and will be released in July of 2022.”
James Mangold, racing flick director of Ford Vs Ferrari and Logan, the final chapter in the long-running Wolverine flick series starring Hugh Jackman, will be at the helm.
Initially, Steven Spielberg, who directed the first four Indy flicks, was scheduled to direct the final chapter of the Indiana Jones saga, but he handed the reins to Mangold instead.
As a producer, Spielberg will remain interested.
In 1981’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Ford, now 78, first created the role of Indiana Jones-just a few years after gaining global fame as Han Solo in the original Star Wars film.
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom followed three years later.
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade reached theatres in 1989, with Indy’s dad being played by Sean Connery.
In the fourth film, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, which had box office success. However, it was critically panned. Almost 20 years would have passed before Ford starred.
In 2016, with a 2019 release date, Disney first revealed plans for a fifth film. However, the movie was delayed over artistic disagreements between Spielberg, screenwriters and producers.
Then the coronavirus pandemic reversed the production schedule for Hollywood. AFP-
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