SOLO Screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan is Writing INDIANA JONES 5 For Lucasfilm
Let's forget about Star Wars for a minute and talk about one of Lucasfilm's other awesome franchises... Indiana Jones! I know some fans aren't too thrilled about seeing a fifth Indiana Jones film, especially after Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but I am!
With Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford coming back for at least one more adventure, how can I not be excited? Now we've got some more good news to share. According to Collider, the script for the film is being written by Jonathan Kasdan, who recently co-wrote Solo: A Star Wars Story, which had a great script.
David Koepp was originally writing the script for the film, but Lucasfilm obviously liked working Kasdan on Solo and now they want him to work on this in some capacity. It's explained:
We don’t know the nature of Kasdan’s gig, so there are a few things we want to get straight. We aren’t sure if he’s rewriting Koepp’s existing script, or merely doing a two-week polish, or if he’s starting completely from scratch. We also don’t know if Kasdan is writing the script with a partner — perhaps his father, Lawrence Kasdan, with whom he wrote Solo, and who counts Raiders of the Lost Ark among his many credits. We also don’t know when Koepp left the project or when Kasdan was hired, be it before or after Solo opened below expectations, so it’s possible that he has been working on Indy 5 for some time now. As for who will ultimately get credit, we’ll leave that up to the WGA to decide.
We have no idea what the story for Indiana Jones 5 will entail, but it will most likely be Ford's last time reprising his role as the adventurous archaeologist. Lucasfilm definitely wants to continue the franchise, but it will most likely focus on a younger character taking over for Jones when he finally retires. We'll just have to wait and see. I did previously make a list of potential influences for the next film.
The last thing we heard about the movie was that it would start shooting in April of 2019 after Spielberg is finished with West Side Story. Indy 5 is slated to hit theaters on July 10th, 2020.
What adventure would you like to see Indiana Jones embark on in this next journey?