Harrison Ford has confirmed that the long-anticipated fifth installment of Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones franchise will begin filming in two months.
“I’m always delighted to come back to these characters,” Ford said in an interview referring to both Dr. Jones and Han Solo. “We have the opportunity to make another [film] because people have enjoyed them. I feel obliged to make sure that our efforts are ambitious as they were when we started.”
Customers, Not Fans
Ford explained how he views his audience more as his customers. His acting, rather than just an art, was a service he provided for people who, in a sense, came to see the show. “You have a sense of responsibility to your customers,” he said. “Fans feels kinda weird to me. Always has.” He credited his audience for supporting his business, and as a business owner, he is responsible for the quality of the service offered.
You’ll be able to watch the clip on CBS on February 16, but can watch a clip of the interview with CBS Sunday Morning here:
He admits that the biggest challenge he faces returning to the roles is “not to look silly…running around wearing tight pants and knee-high boots.” But, there is no doubt Ford will be able to return to the role of Dr. Jones in as equally a dignified way he did with Han Solo in Star Wars.
Other than the fact that Harrison Ford will be reprising his role, and that it will be a continuation of the franchise, nothing else is confirmed for the fifth Indiana Jones film. We can only hope that it is better–and hopefully retcons–the last installment, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
The film has already been pushed back more than once, and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Kathleen Kennedy made reference to the fact that satisfaction with the script was a significant reason for that pushback. But it appears now that those writer’s woes are worked through and shooting will begin sometime around April 2020.