After several delays and a long time of waiting, Indiana Jones 5 is finally set to begin shooting.
According to Deadline, filming will begin on the long-awaited film this week in the UK, including at Pinewood Studios, which is a very familiar place for Lucasfilm.
Harrison Ford is returning to the iconic role of Indiana Jones for the fifth (and presumably final) time, and he will star alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge, as well as reportedly Madds Mikkelson. Other cast members reportedly include Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, and Shaunette Renée Wilson, and others.
Steven Spielberg is also returning, but unlike the previous four films, he won’t be the director. He stepped down from the role to allow someone else to take over, but Spielberg is still serving as producer. James Mangold, perhaps best-known as the director of Logan and Ford v Ferrari, is directing the movie. And, of course, John Williams is returning to compose the score, while Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are returning as executive producers.
This will presumably be the final Indiana Jones film – or at least the final one to star Ford in the role – so it’s highly-anticipated amongst fans of the series. It will be the first film in the franchise since 2008’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and thus the first one since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012. It was clear early on that a fifth Indiana Jones movie would be coming, and originally it was planned for 2019, but the release date continued getting pushed back. It is now set to release July 29, 2022, and given the fact that filming is about to start, it looks like this time it’s for real.