Indiana Jones 5 News
January 19, 2018
Deadline: Steven Spielberg is now figuring out his next two directorial vehicles. There are several percolating, but sources say he is eyeing Indiana Jones, and then would either precede or follow quickly with another pic. I’m hearing that one might be his dream project, a new version of West Side Story. Sources said that Spielberg could fall for another script — if you got a good one, now’s the time to send it — and could possibly do a film before Indy if one hits him like a lightning bolt the way that Liz Hannah’s script for The Post did.
January 26, 2018
Hollywood Reporter: Steven Spielberg has begun the casting process for new screen adaptation of the Broadway musical West Side Story, which the 71-year-old filmmaker will tackle after he first shoots a new Indiana Jones movie. And while Indy 5 is the next to go for Spielberg, insiders don't rule out the miniscule chance that another project, small-ish in scale, could shoot up from the development pile and grab his interest.
March 2, 2018
John Williams: "We know J.J. Abrams is preparing one [Star Wars film] now that I will hopefully do next year for him. I look forward it. It will round out a series of nine, that will be quite enough for me."
March 19, 2018
Steven Spielberg: "It’s always worth the trip when I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the UK. The actors, and the crew, the chippies, the sparks, the drivers — everybody who has helped me make my movies here, and will continue helping me make my movies here when I come back in April 2019 to make the fifth Indiana Jones movie right here."
March 23, 2018
Steven Spielberg: "Unless I find something small to do this year, and I'm still looking for something. I'm developing a few things. But if I don't find something my next directing will be Indy next year in '19. I can say that whatever it is is going to be really good. I don't know much beyond that. We're still working on the story and the script. It'll be in the sixties, something late in the sixties. Would Indy even recognize the Beatles if he heard them? He's like in some burrow somewhere digging up some sarcophagus, and I'm not sure he knows about music. We've never even explored Indy's love of music except Johnny Williams, and that's about all Indy ever listens to and he doesn't even get to hear it, the audience does. If we ever introduce the Beatles in the movie I promise you, because I know Paul very well, I promise you that he will love them. If."
March 26, 2018
Ernest Cline: "David Koepp came to the set of Ready Player One to talk about Indiana Jones 5."
April 3, 2018
Q: Female Indiana Jones?
Steven Spielberg: "We’d have to change the name from Jones to Joan. And there would be nothing wrong with that. This will be Harrison Ford’s last Indiana Jones movie, I am pretty sure, but it will certainly continue after that."
June 28, 2018
Collider: Jonathan Kasdan has signed on to replace David Koepp as the writer of Indiana Jones 5, multiple sources tell Collider.
June 28, 2018
Variety: The fifth film in the adventure series will miss its original release date. Sources close to the production say that shooting will no longer start next spring and will have to be pushed back by months, if not a year. Potential crew members have already been informed of the delay. Insiders stress that both Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford remain committed.
June 29, 2018
Jon Kasdan: "I asked the folks at Lucasfilm how I should respond to that very question. They said, 'Just tell them that we have top men working on it right now.' I said, 'Okay, but I think what they're asking is... who?' And all they said was, 'Top. Men.'"
July 10, 2018
Variety: Disney pushed back the film’s release a year to July 9, 2021.
July 23, 2018
Q: "Sasha had her cameo in the last Indy. Cameo for you in Indy 5? Willie Scott's daughter!?"
Destry Spielberg: "Low key... if there was a role for Willie Scott's daughter I would audition. It would be genius!"
October 1, 2018
Frank Marshall: "We're still in that script development stage. But we are actively working on the story and the script. Just as we are with Jurassic World 3."
October 1, 2018
Q: "Crystal Skull shot almost entirely in the U.S., so is the idea to broaden the scope of filming this time?"
Frank Marshall: "Yes."
Q: "How is doing an Indiana Jones movie without George Lucas change the equation?"
Frank Marshall: "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."
Q: "Now that Lucasfilm is moving away from doing a new Star Wars every year, is that freeing Kathy up to focus more on Indy?"
Frank Marshall: "I hope so. [laughs] Better for me. I don’t know, to be honest. They’re in their own little world over there, obviously shooting Episode IX right now, so we don’t talk about it much. I’m just here trying to get the writers room together."
Q: "There’s an actual writers room for Indy?"
Frank Marshall: "Well, I dunno if you’d call it a writers room, but a lot of people that we trust pitch ideas and things. Gathering info."
Q: "But it’s Jonathan Kasdan in the lead, right?"
Frank Marshall: "Yeah."
October 3, 2018
Q: "So, Indiana Jones 5 has been delayed again. I keep thinking, if it gets pushed a couple more years, in the movie Indiana Jones could just buy a ticket to see Raiders of the Lost Ark in theaters."
Frank Marshall: "[laughs] Oh... you’re right!"
Q: "Isn’t that weird?"
Frank Marshall: "Well, all these things are weird when we start talking about the movies that we’ve made that you never dreamed would have this kind of effect."
Q: "So Indy 5 is going to happen, right?"
Frank Marshall: "Yes."
Q: "Every time there’s a delay I get worried."
Frank Marshall: "We just have to get the story right this time. We know that it’s a cherished franchise, and we gotta get it right."
October 11, 2018
Frank Marshall: "The way I approach all movies is that we have to tell a good story. And that applies to everything; I don’t look at films' past performance, or what they did. I think we just look forward, and we're going to come up with a great story. We're storytellers and that should be the bar that we set for ourselves. That's something that I apply to Jurassic and I apply to Bourne and I apply to Indiana Jones. Those are all franchises, and we’ve just got to tell a good story."