Despite delays and hurdles, Indiana Jones 5 is planned in 2023. Frank Marshall shared an interesting update on the sequel, but there's still much we don't know about Harrison Ford's role.
The film's producer, five-time Oscar nominee Marshall (Jurassic World Dominion), decided to exceed fans' expectations.
"This movie's story and characters are great. It's got everything an Indiana Jones film needs. […] "Raiders" was my favorite filmmaking process. It had several firsts. Sticking with Indy all these years has been great. Amazing to accomplish another."
Marshall, like Steven Spielberg, James Mangold, and himself, has withheld plot details. We only have a first look photo, which is vague. The title figure appears in a cave. If the upcoming blockbuster offers everything "everyone wants out of a Indiana Jones movie," this may suggest a return to the series' roots.
Production footage shot in 2021 seems to hint that the Nazis will return to the plot. Fans were happy to see Indiana Jones return, but many didn't like the alien storylines in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, thus the producer may be implying that some components may be cut. The movie's $800 million global box office gain made its sequel doable.
Marshall may also be teasing Shia LaBeouf's character arc. Since 2008, LaBeouf's career has been up and down, therefore Mutt Williams, Indiana's son, is unlikely to appear in Indiana Jones 5. In addition to Ford, only Mads Mikkelsen (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), and Antonio Banderas (Uncharted) have been confirmed.
Indiana Jones 5 is due out in 2023.