Steven Spielberg has confirmed that George Lucas will return alongside him to produce Indiana Jones 5.
It was previously confirmed that Harrison Ford will return for the titular role in the archaeology adventure series, in addition to John Williams, who will once again score the film. But Lucas, who previously announced his retirement from film-making, has now been confirmed as an executive producer on the project.
It had previously been suggested that Spielberg would not be reuniting with his long term partner for the fifth instalment, but Spielberg has today allayed those fears. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, while promoting his new film, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG, he said: “George is going to be an executive producer on it with me. Of course I would never make an Indiana Jones film without George Lucas. That would be insane.”
Spielberg also revealed that he was “super excited” about the film, and again quashed fears about killing off Ford’s beloved hero stating: “I think this one is straight down the pike for fans. The one thing I will tell you is I’m not killing off Harrison at the end of it.” All other plot details are being kept top-secret for the film, which is expected to be released in 2019.
Indiana Jones 5 is currently in production and due to be released in 2019. Watch Lucas and Spielberg discussing the franchise below.