Harrison Ford is getting ready to pick the whip back up. In an interview with CBS News, the actor confirmed that Indiana Jones 5 will begin shooting in roughly two months. Although the film still has no official title, the movie is reportedly slated to be released on July 9, 2021, per Birth.Movies.Death.
There’s a lot that is still unknown about the fifth movie in the saga. The last Indiana Jones installment was released in 2008. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was not met with a warm reception from critics or audiences, and it’s unclear what elements of that movie will be incorporated into the fifth film. Shia LaBeouf played Mutt Ravenwood in the 2008 film, and it’s possible that both he and Karen Allen could return in 2021.
Given that there are still a couple of months before production starts, it’s possible there won’t be more details available about the film for some time. The Indiana Jones franchise began in 1981 with Raiders of the Lost Ark and seemingly ended in 1989 with The Last Crusade. Almost 20 years passed between the third movie in the trilogy and the fourth, and there will be another 13-year gap between the fourth and fifth films.
In his interview with CBS, Ford also spoke about what it was like to return to old roles like Indiana Jones later in his own life.
“I’m always delighted to come back to these characters. When we have the opportunity to make another, it’s because people have enjoyed them. I feel obliged to make sure our efforts are as ambitious as they were when we started,” the actor said.
In recent years, Ford has also returned to the Star Wars universe to reprise his role as Han Solo in two separate Star Wars films, including 2015’s The Force Awakens. The actor also reprised the role of Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner.
“You have a sense of responsibility to your customers. I think of the people that go to my movies more as customers than I do as fans. Fans feel kind of weird to me, always has. But the fact that these people support my business, and I’m responsible to them for the quality of the service that I offer,” Ford continued.
The clip released by CBS is part of a larger interview that will air in full on Sunday, February 16. The full version will be broadcast on CBS Sunday Morning.