Haters, ready your best ‘Indiana Jones and the Hackneyed Reference to How Old Harrison Ford Is’ jokes, because shooting on the fifth film in the series has officially begun in North Yorkshire, UK, and with it… set leaks!
We don’t usually report on stuff like this as it can obviously lead to spoilers of the genuinely shitty kind, but on this occasion, we were so thrilled to see Ford back in the fedora for the first time since 2008 we just couldn’t resist! (But no more after this, promise.)
As we can see in the first shot (courtesy of IJ Adventure Outpost - follow them on Twitter @IndianaJones_ch) and second (posted by Twitter user @daveleaper) that’s current Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy by Ford’s side, and to his right, Frank Marshall. Both Marshall and Kennedy have worked in producer capacities on every Indy flick since 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.
While it’s nice to see a few of the old team together, we’re still saddened by the fact that neither George Lucas nor Steven Spielberg will be joining Ford for this final adventure, with the latter bowing out as director in February 2020 due to “creative differences” in the development of the script. (That, or somebody made one too many cracks about CGI gophers, we can’t be sure.) Logan’s James Mangold was announced shortly after. Not an encouraging start, that’s for sure… but we’ll always prefer to be a Marion Ravenwood and route for Indy to be victorious, rather than be a bellend like that René Belloq and will him to fail.
Indiana Jones 5 will hit cinemas July, 2022.