Steven Spielberg has confirmed the fifth instalment in the Indiana Jones franchise will begin filming in April 2019.
Speaking at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards, as he accepted the Legend of Our Lifetime accolade, Spielberg confirmed that the iconic action-adventure franchise would return. He commented on his work in England stating: “It’s always worth the trip when I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the UK.”
He continued, “The actors, and the crew, the chippies, the sparks, the drivers — everybody who has helped me make my movies here, and will continue helping me make my movies here when I come back in April 2019 to make the fifth Indiana Jones movie right here.”
Spielberg also praised the Time’s Up movement, adding, “Thank you Time’s Up. We were very much on board from the very beginning, my wife Kate and I. This is more important than any of us can ever really realise. I think in 10 years we’ll look back and realise what a watershed moment we are all experiencing together, 2017 to 2018. It’s extraordinary what’s happening right now.”
“The fact that women who have had no representation and have not been able to find the support or the courage to step forward, now they will have representation and they will have the support. Time’s Up means it’s time up. This is it. This is the end of the way things were, it will never be that way again hopefully.”
Indiana Jones 5 will begin filming next year. Check out Spielberg’s full speech below: