Production for the long-awaited fifth installment in the Indiana Jones saga is finally getting underway!
Deadline has confirmed that filming for the as-yet-untitled Indiana Jones 5, once again starring now-78-year-old Harrison Ford as explorer Indiana Jones/Dr. Henry Jones, Jr., will begin in the U.K. next week.
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Per their report:
“Jock, start the engine!” The much anticipated Indiana Jones 5 is due to begin filming in the UK next week, we have confirmed with sources close to the production.
Rumors have been swirling that filming is imminent on the currently untitled fifth installment in the beloved Lucasfilm (now Disney) franchise, and we hear cameras will roll from next week at Pinewood and at other locations in the UK.
Harrison Ford, who was snapped this week near UK studio Pinewood, stars alongside Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Shaunette Renée Wilson (The Resident) and Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron).
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Currently, plot details about the upcoming Indiana Jones film are not known, but there have been rumors that it could take place during the space race in the 1960s.
This certainly isn’t out of the realm of possibility, particularly since the fourth installment in the hit Lucasfilm series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), featured an intergalactic storyline revolving around aliens.
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Even though we don’t know much about the storyline that director James Mangold and executive producer Steven Spielberg have in mind for the next Indy movie, the first set photos have surfaced ahead of filming next week.
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The images, taken in the United Kingdom, show what appears to be ruins of some sort — par for the course in any Indiana Jones movie. The Redditor who shared the images noted that, although the photos didn’t belong to them, they are among the first known set images from the highly anticipated upcoming movie.
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In addition to Mangold directing and Spielberg serving as executive producer, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will be producers for Indiana Jones 5.
What do you think about these set images as the Indiana Jones franchise continues? Are you excited to see where the action-adventure saga takes the famed archaeologist Indiana Jones and his companions next?