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After Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones 5 Wraps, Director James Mangold Addresses Fans’ Trailer Questions

Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 4 Trailer
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Filming recently wrapped on the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, and while producer Frank Marshall celebrated by posting a very cool hat he owns (and making many Indy fans rather jealous), director James Mangold used the opportunity to update interested parties on  when we might get an official trailer, image, or even a title treatment. Now that the film has been shot, there should be more than enough footage available to cut together a teaser for the next (last?) Indiana Jones movie. But according to Mangold, we might want to settle in and be patient, because it isn’t coming any time soon. The director Tweeted:

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If we had to guess the timing of a trailer drop for Indiana Jones 5, we’d place it closer to the one-year countdown for the release of the film. Because all sorts of schedule shuffles have meant that fans will have to wait until June 30, 2023 to see the as-yet-untitled Indiana Jones 5… and that’s IF that date holds. The movie faced a number of hiccups during production, caused by injuries to leading man Harrison Ford, and the tragic death of a crew member while the movie was filming in Morocco. But at this stage of production, filming is complete, so James Mangold can head into the edit and assemble his final cut… barring any need for reshoots to clean up anything he’s missing. 

At this stage in the game, almost everything about Indiana Jones 5 outside of the casting is a mystery. An absence of facts have led to wild speculation, including the idea that Indiana Jones 5 might send the famed archaeologist to space. For now, we believe that Nazis are somehow involved in the plot, and the action will take place in the 1960s, taking into account Harrison Ford’s actual age as the character, and possibly tying into the space race that consumed America during that decade.

As for fellow cast members, Indiana Jones 5 announced the appearances of Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Casino Royale baddie Mads Mikkelsen, and the always welcome Antonio Banderas. We are keeping our fingers crossed that Disney doesn’t see any need to delay this movie, or any of the other blockbusters on the studio’s calendar. But if they do, you know that we will make the necessary updates to our 2022 upcoming movies feature, so bookmark that, and check it often.  

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.