Harrison Ford reveals 'Indiana Jones 5' starts filming next week

Harrison Ford reveals 'Indiana Jones 5' starts filming next week

When it comes to action heroes, there are few as iconic and compelling as Indiana Jones. Yes, everything about the character - even more than thirty years on - is still deeply ingrained in the public consciousness; the fedora hat, the leather bomber jacket, the whip, the pistol, the mean right hook, the wise-cracks, and the crippling fear of snakes. He really is the most famous archaeologist in the world (sorry Howard Carter).

Of course, there's only one man worthy of taking on the role of Dr. Jones and that's Harrison Ford himself. Ford has recently passed on the torch of Han Solo to another actor, after appearing for the final time in the Star Wars franchise for The Force Awakens. But he's always preferred the Nazi-punching tomb raider to the roguish space smuggler, so it's hardly surprising that he'd be reprising the role one last time.

Watch this interview where Harrison Ford talks about playing Dr. Jones again: 

Now Ford has provided Indie fans with a little update regarding the upcoming fifth and final Indiana Jones movie. In a recent interview with Variety to promote the release of animated comedy, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Ford stated that the Spielberg-directed sequel will begin filming "sometime next year", before adding that: "I'm looking forward to it. Things are coming along well."

The last instalment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released back in 2008 to mixed reception from fans (probably due to that infamous 'nuked-fridge' scene), and Spielberg has confirmed that the character of Mutt Williams, Indiana's son (played by Shia LaBeouf), will not reappear in the fifth film.

The movie has been stuck in development hell for some time, with the original script by David Koepp being replaced by one written by Jonathan Kasdan (son of Lawrence Kasdan, the screenwriter for Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Empire Strikes Back) - who in turn was replaced by Dan Fogelman.

But as to whether this script is up to scratch, we'll just have to wait and see.