Steven Spielberg Announces "Indiana Jones 5" Filming Start Date & Location

Joann Johnston
March 19, 2018

Spielberg's latest feature, Ready Player One, is now playing in theaters (our review), and while collecting an honorary prize at last night's Empire Awards in London, England, the director announced that his next creative venture, Indiana Jones 5, will begin shooting in the United Kingdom early next year ahead of its planned release in 2020. Now Spielberg has announced the filming date of the fifth film and location at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards event.

Though Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was filmed entirely in the USA, the franchise is no stranger to the U.K. Some of The Last Crusade was filmed there, and Lucasfilm has designated Pinewood Studios as the home base for Star Wars production.

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Rumors about a fifth Indiana Jones film has been circling for years since the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull back in 2008.

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The film is now slated for a release date of July 10th, 2020. Harrison Ford will return to play Indy, with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall producing.

Speaking at an awards ceremony in Great Britain to accept Empire magazine's "Legend of Our Lifetime" award, Spielberg told the audience he plans to be in the United Kingdom next spring to begin filming the yet-to-be-titled Indiana Jones 5.

A notorious workaholic, Spielberg is one of the most prolific filmmakers in Hollywood and is credited with creating the modern blockbuster.

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