Harrison Ford has stated in an interview, to be broadcast in full on CBS February 16th, that he will be returning to the role of Indiana Jones in “about two months.”
The as yet untitled Indiana Jones 5 is due to release on 9th July 2021, with Steven Spielberg returning to direct. Jonathan Kasdan, David Koepp, and Dan Fogelman have all worked on the script with rumours circulating that it may focus on the Wałbrzych Nazi gold train. Creator George Lucas will not be returning to write the sequel.
The Indiana Jones franchise launched with 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, which took in an impressive $390.1 million worldwide from just a $18 million budget.
The 1984 sequel Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ($331.1 million worldwide, $28 million budget) followed, as did 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ($474.3 million worldwide, $48 million budget).
After nearly a 20 year hiatus, 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull took in $790.6 million worldwide from a $185 million budget.