The first four parts of the “Indiana Jones” series were directed by Steven Spielberg (73). As became known a few weeks ago, Spielberg will no longer do this job in the upcoming fifth part. Director colleague James Mangold (56, “Walk the Line”) is to step in. Producer Frank Marshall (73) in an interview with the US portal “Collider” now explains why Mangold is the perfect choice in his view.
“Love for the franchise”
Above all, “his love for the franchise “explains Marshall. Mangold was “a wonderful filmmaker. I think he also has a relationship with Harrison.” Of course, this means Hollywood star Harrison Ford (77), who has been the main character and archaeologist “Indy” since the first part. Just the right pieces of the puzzle would have found each other at the right time. In the meantime, Spielberg is said to remain on board at least as a co-producer.
Work on the new adventure does not seem to be particularly advanced yet. So you just started writing the script. According to the report, it can therefore be assumed that it will still take a while for production to start properly. “Indiana Jones 5” is expected to be released in 2022.