Harrison Ford has essayed the role of Indiana Jones for over 40 years. And even though it’s been 12 years since he last played the character; he’s going to reprise his role for a fifth Indiana Jones film. Over the course of the four films, we’ve seen Indiana Jones go on globe-trotting adventures; fighting Nazis and all sorts of baddies to save treasures from falling into wrong hands.
And now, we’re learning more details about the film after what’s been quite a while. In an interview with Collider, longtime Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall is now spilling some key details about the project.
The film is currently slated to release in 2022 with James Mangold in the director’s chair. It’s certainly a first for the series that Steven Speilberg isn’t directing, considering how he’s directed every instalment in the series.
Marshall went on to explain just why exactly Mangold is the perfect choice to take over as director of the franchise.
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Marshall commended Mangold’s love of the franchise and added that he feels he is a wonderful filmmaker. It must also be noted that the director also has a relationship with Harrison. In Marshall’s own words, it all felt like the right pieces coming together at the right time.
And certainly, it makes sense to take on Mangold as the director. For one, the director is quite adept at handling large scale blockbusters while also imbuing them with his own signature style. And as for those who are still wary about Spielberg not being the director, Marshall assured that Speilberg is staying on as a producer, so we’ve got the best of both worlds.
Admittedly, it’ll be refreshing to see how Mangold manages to breathe new life into the property. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is still widely hated among the fans so this is one watching out for!