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Harrison Ford Says Indiana Jones 5 Starts Shooting Very Soon

Harrison Ford Says Indiana Jones 5 Starts Shooting Very Soon

Love the Indiana Jones movies? Not at all affected by reboot fatigue? Desperate to see a 77-year-old fighting some snakes? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you'll be pleased to know that Indiana Jones 5 is on its way - at least, according to Harrison Ford.

Despite several delays, the 77-year-old star sat down with CBS to reveal that shooting on the sequel will start 'in about two months'. And yes, he'll be reprising his role as the titular character, quashing any rumours that someone new might take up the mantle.

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When asked what the biggest challenge is when returning to such a role years later, Ford replied: "Trying not to look silly running around in tight pants and high boots."

Fair enough.

Harrison Ford. Credit: PA
Harrison Ford. Credit: PA

He added: "I'll give you a more appropriate answer, considering that I'm going to start doing Indiana Jones in about two months.

"I'm always delighted to come back to these characters. We have the opportunity to make another because people enjoy them.

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"I feel obliged to make sure that our efforts are as ambitious as they were when we started. You have a sense of responsibility to your customers."

Ford has starred as the character in all four films within the franchise, starting with Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981 and ending with The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008.

The fifth entry will also see OG director Steven Spielberg behind the camera once more, and it seems like he's pretty excited about getting started, particularly the scenes filmed in the UK.

Speaking at the Empire Awards last year, he said: "It's always worth the trip when I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the UK.

Steven Spielberg. Credit: PA
Steven Spielberg. Credit: PA

"The actors, and the crew, the chippies, the sparks, the drivers - everybody who has helped me make my movies here, and will continue helping me make my movies here when I come back in April 2019 to make the fifth Indiana Jones movie right here."

Okay, so the April 2019 schedule date didn't quite happen. But production was reportedly moved forward by one year, meaning it's just a couple of months before the cameras start rolling.

Featured Image Credit: Lucasfilm/Paramount

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]