Harrison Ford arrives in the UK for Indiana Jones 5 filming. Ford first became the globe-trotting adventurer known for his signature fedora and bullwhip in the 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark. He later reprised the iconic role in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Given that Ford was in his late sixties when Kingdom of the Crystal Skull arrived, chances seemed slim that he would ever play the swashbuckling Indiana Jones again. But Ford is indeed not ready to hang up his archaeologist duds just yet and will come back for a fifth adventure even as he approaches his 80th birthday. Steven Spielberg however has decided not to direct this one after helming the previous four entries in the series. Directing duties on Indiana Jones 5 will instead pass to James Mangold, working from a script that has already received passes from David Koepp and Jonathan Kasdan, with Mangold himself doing another re-write together with Jeremy Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Spielberg of course remains on board as executive producer. And yes, Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy indicates this will be the last Indiana Jones movie.