The upcoming fifth Indiana Jones movie has suffered numerous lengthy delays, but it looks like work is finally set to begin on the long-gestating sequel. At least according to the film’s star, Harrison Ford.
In a recent interview with CBS News, Ford revealed that he begins work on Indiana Jones 5 in just two months. But before you get too excited and start looking into purchasing tickets for the film, you should know that Ford probably isn’t talking about the start of actual filming. “I’m gonna start doing Indiana Jones in about two months,” Ford said. “I’m always delighted to come back to these characters, you know, we have an opportunity to make another because people have enjoyed them.” So what does Ford mean when he says he’s starting on the movie in two months?
Well, it seems unlikely that Ford will actually be filming anything at that time since no one else for the film has been cast yet. Not only that, but director Steven Spielberg is currently involved with post-production on West Side Story and pre-production on The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, according to his IMDb page, and the filmmaker will need to finish both of those projects before tackling Indy. With that being the case, Ford may be referencing the start of his training for the film. He is 77 years old, after all, and though Ford looks to be in good shape, it’s doubtful that he’s ready to jump into an action movie without some pretty extensive preparation beforehand.
As of right now, the currently-untitled Indiana Jones 5 has a release date set for July 9, 2021.