A fifth Indiana Jones movie starring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg is on the way, but little has been heard about it for some time. From the sound of it, the movie appears to still be in the early stages. And now, writer David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible) has shared more insight on how it’s coming along.
Koepp told Den of Geek that he’s back on Indiana Jones 5, but what he had to say does not exactly inspire total confidence about the film. “I’m working on it again. We’re still trying. And I think we’ve got a good idea this time. We’ll see,” he said.
Koepp was originally attached to write Indiana Jones 5, before Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jonathan Kasdan later came on to contribute. The movie was delayed to 2021 due to “story problems,” according to Collider, and now Koepp has returned to apparently help get the story right.
Spielberg, who directed all the previous Indiana Jones movies, is coming back to direct, with Ford returning as well to play the the iconic archaeologist. Indy’s son Mutt, played by Shia LaBeouf in 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, will not return in the new movie.
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull might not have enjoyed the best reviews, but it grossed more than $786 million worldwide to stand as the most successful Indiana Jones movie ever. Altogether, the series has brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office across all four releases.