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We have a release date for Harrison’s return to the adventure of INDIANA JONES franchise. It’s July 10, 2020. Mark your calendars as I’m suspecting this will be Harrison’s final appearance as our intrepid archaeologist. The film will be directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Philip Kaufman, David Koepp, and George Lucas. No word yet on the official title of the film.

According to Entertainment Weekly the next INDIANA JONES film will not feature Shia LaBeouf. LaBeouf of course played the part of Mutt Williams in INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, the son of Indy and Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen). Indy and Marion finally married in the film and there is no word even if Karen Allen will be appearing. Personally I’m hoping she will. It took a long time for Indy and Marion to finally tie the knot and I think without her Indy is sort of rudderless. My own opinion, nothing more. Article below.

Indiana Jones 5 won’t feature Shia LaBeouf’s character

‘We’ve got a script we’re mostly happy with,’ screenwriter David Koepp tells EW

Joey Nolfi@joeynolfi

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 8:00am EDT

Will an Indiana Jones protege soon snatch the iconic wide-brimmed fedora from atop Harrison Ford’s head? Perhaps, but it won’t be Mutt Williams — a.k.a. Indy’s son, Henry Jones III — the character Shia LaBeouf played in 2008’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

“Harrison plays Indiana Jones, that I can certainly say,” screenwriter David Koepp, who has penned a script for the fifth film in the storied Indiana Jones franchise, tells EW. “And the Shia LaBeouf character is not in the film.”

Koepp’s confirmation follows wide speculation that Ford, who originated the role of the globetrotting adventurer in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, would eventually abdicate his throne to a younger actor as the series progressed under Steven Spielberg’s direction. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull‘s ending even teased LaBeouf’s character’s potential future in the series, with a closing scene that saw the iconic headpiece ride a breeze and land at the Even Stevens actor’s feet, before Ford swooped in to grab it out of his hands and place it back on his own head.

While Mutt won’t be embarking on any perilous journeys alongside his father any time soon, Koepp says he and Spielberg are largely satisfied with the current version of the screenplay, and production could begin in the near future.

“We’re plugging away at it. In terms of when we would start, I think that’s up to Mr. Spielberg and Mr. Ford,” he continues, playfully teasing that the plot will involve “some precious artifact that they’re all looking for” throughout the film. “I know we’ve got a script we’re mostly happy with. Work will be endless, of course, and ongoing, and Steven just finished shooting The Post …. If the stars align, hopefully it’ll be his next film.”

After appearing in Crystal Skull, LaBeouf, whose representatives did not return EW’s request for comment, criticized the production in a 2010 interview with the Los Angeles Times. He told the paper he felt as if he “dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished,” and that Ford wasn’t happy with the film either. Ford later responded by calling his costar a “f—g idiot” for his comments.


TODAY – Indiana Jones first came to our movie screens 34 years ago. But if director Steven Spielberg has his way, we haven’t see the last of the character.


“I am hoping one day to make it to an ‘Indiana Jones’ V. I would hope to make it before Harrison Ford is 80 and I get much older,” the director told French radio station RTL.


The Indiana Jones films have been enormously successful: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984), “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008) have earned nearly $2 billion in worldwide box office over the years.


But neither star Ford (age 73) nor director Spielberg (age 68) are getting any younger.


And they’re not going to just substitute in another actor for the role, according to producer Frank Marshall; when “Crystal Skull” came out, rumors abounded that star Shia LaBeouf would take over the franchise.


“[We’re] not doing the [James] Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones,” Marshall told Total Film.


Earlier this month, Ford (who will reprise another classic character, Han Solo, in the upcoming “Star Wars” installment) said he’s on board to wear Indy’s fedora again.


“I’d love to do another Indiana Jones,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “A character that has a history and a potential, kind of a rollicking good movie ride for the audience, Steven Spielberg as a director — what’s not to like?”


Sounds like all the ducks are in a row! Now all we need is a script …