There was a time when it started to look like Indiana Jones 5 was never going to become a reality. For some, that might have come as welcome news after 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the disappointing movie that brought Harrison Ford back to one of his most iconic roles after 19 years.
Director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas were mapping out story ideas prior to Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, with the former officially announced as Indiana Jones 5's helmer in 2016. Set for release in 2019, it was pushed to 2021 before Spielberg chose to step down from the project, handing control of the iconic character to a new filmmaker.
With that, Logan director James Mangold was tapped by Lucasfilm to take the helm of the project. Since then, we've only got one sneak peek at the movie when a shadowy shot of Indy was shared during this summer's D23 Expo.
Now, though, Empire Magazine is putting the spotlight on the iconic adventurer on two awesome covers. With that, we have confirmation Indiana Jones 5 takes place in the 1960s with a shot of Indy in New York City. It's previously been rumoured that this story will be set in 1969 and somehow tie into the first Apollo moon landing.
The publication promises some new stills from the movie are on the way, along with interviews with Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Boyd Holbrook, Mangold, writers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth, and producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel.
Needless to say, we'll keep you guys updated once they start rolling out all of this new content!
Indiana Jones 5 is set to be released on June 30, 2023.