Indiana Jones 5 On Its Way
Speaking to the BBC, the Extraordinary Measures star said that he had agreed on a “germ of an idea” with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. Many Indy fans may find his terminology quite ironic – Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull received ‘mixed’ reviews upon its release in May 2008.
“The process works like this, we come to some basic agreement and then George goes away for a long time and works on it,” explained Ford.
“Then Steven and I get it in some form, some embryonic form. Then if we like it we start working with George on it and at some point down the line it’s ready and we do it.”
So the makings of the fifth movie exist in some fundamental form, but Indy fans shouldn’t get too excited just yet. We can expect a two or three year wait for the fifth instalment as Spielberg has a number of other projects on the go (including Tintin) by which time Harrison Ford will be 70.
Crucially it seems that there will be no passing of the hat to young Shia LeBeouf – something that many expected at the end of Indy 4.