Long period of origin
The shape of the fifth film has been unclear since its announcement in 2009. Initial speculation even spoke of the absence of Harrison Ford as the lead actor. Indiana Jones without Harrison Ford? Unheard of. However, rumors claimed that Ford couldn't handle the role at the age of 70.
The project has been plagued by delays from the beginning. That's not surprising for a film of this caliber. Megalomaniacal projects like Indiana Jones take years to plan. But just when everything was ready, the world was hit by a coronavirus pandemic and the postponements started all over again.
Ford has done it again.
With the postponement came a new wave of doubt about Harrison Ford in the lead role. According to some, he is no longer up to the role and cavorting in caves will be laughable when he is nearly 80.
In addition, Steven Spielberg has said that if Ford turns down the role, he will scrap the project. However, Harrison Ford did not think about his absence from the project at all, and in his advanced age he proved that he is no stranger to the role of an adventurer.
But age did take its toll on the heartbreaker of girls' hearts. During the filming of an action scene, the actor suffered a shoulder injury that sidelined him for several weeks.
The star cast of the film
Prior to filming, Steven Spielberg handed over the director's chair to a younger James Mangold. Spielberg himself commented that the project needed young blood. Mangold, however, is not one of Hollywood's newcomers - he has five-star credits for Logan and Le Mans '66.
Alongside Harrison Ford, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will be on screen as the main villain. Rumour has it he's playing a former Nazi scientist linked to the US space programme. Antonio Banderas will also appear in the film as the villain.
Indiana Jones 5 doesn't have a title yet. But we do know that most of the film will take place in the 1960s. It's about time travel and the search for a lost artifact. Actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge will appear as a sidekick alongside Indy.