FIlms that feature professors of Archaeology in the lead would seem like a boring concept to many. If you are one of those, who thought that, we are delighted to tell you that you would be terribly wrong. And if you’re wondering if we have proof to back this up, we have two words for you: Indiana Jones.
This saga began in early 1981 when the first film came out and stole the hearts of many in one fell swoop. Ever since it has been a cult classic of sorts, it has undoubtedly caused a cultural reset and will forever be remembered for this. The films have managed to inspire generations of kids, and from the looks, it will inspire many generations to come.
The movie franchise is not anywhere close to ending the saga just yet. This could be great news for fans of the films and any enthusiast of good cinema. The films’ plotline is engaging, and they manage to lure you into the story without you even knowing that they are. This is what makes Indiana Jones films so easy and satisfying to watch. Now, if you are wondering when it will be this generation’s turn to receive a new and fresh story arc, you are in luck. News on Indiana Jones 5 is making the rounds on the internet, and we are all set to bring this information to you!
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Currently, the Indiana Jones franchise has four films under its belt. Talks about the fifth film, however, is rampant on online forums. The film is much anticipated amongst the fans for obvious reasons, one of them being the facisbeen quite a while since we saw the characters in action. Before we get into the fifth film, we might have to have a closer look at what has happened in the franchise so far.
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
This is the first Jones film and one that introduced Harrison Ford to many a person. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and premiered in the year 1981.
The plot of the film Indiana Jones, who is a professor of Archaeology. He journeys to find a long lost biblical artifact. It is known to many as the Ark of the Covenant. But this journey does not prove to be easy for the professor. He has to fight a villain called Renee and a large group of Nazis if he plans on making it through.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
This is the second film in the series, and it came out in the year 1984. The plot, this time around, follows Indiana Jones as he makes his way to India. Here, he comes across a group of poor villagers who are eager to seek his help. Soon into the film, we find out that an evil priest has stolen an ancient stone of theirs. It is now the professor’s responsibility to track it down and bring it back to the village people.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
This could be the best film of the lot. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade came out in the year 1989 and swept people off their feet. The cast features your classic Harrison Ford-Sean Connery-Denholm Elliott trio, and needless to say, they have delivered!
The movie’s plot kicks off when Indiana Jones comes to know of something alarming: his father, Dr. Henry Jones, has gone missing while on his quest to find the Holy Grail. He now has to find his father before the Nazis get to him. The movie is engaging and interesting and will give you the sweet adrenaline kick most of us look for from movies like these!
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
This is the latest Indian Jones film to make it to the big screen, and it had premiered in the year 2008. It was quite a let down when pitched against the other Jones films. This was because it somehow lacked the classic Indiana Jones essence that many fans like to talk about. This was even more disappointing because it came outages after the franchise’s last stint, and fans were eager to see the professor in action. Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull Kingdom is still a film that’s worth watching because it is part of a series that is much loved by fans the world over.
The film featured a screenplay by several popular names in the industry like George Lucas, David Koepp, and Philip Kaufman. The cast also saw some great additions, namely Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, and Karen Allen.
This movie’s plot follows Indiana Jones as he teams up with a young greaser called Mutt Williams to embark on a new Jones adventure. This time over, they are on a quest to find something rather interesting. The duo set off on a journey to discover what the rumors about a crystal skull’s existence are about. While trying to uncover this mystery, they face several impediments. This movie features a lot of developments that the fans were not ready for. It has undercurrents of friendship, betrayal, and loyalty. Although the film is poorly made, there is a reason why you should watch it. Gear up because you are about to find out why!
Indiana Jones 5: who is involved, and what should the fans know?
Rejoice, for we have finally arrived at what we’ve all been waiting for: Indiana Jones 5. This film will be an interesting one due to several additions and removals from the cast and crew. The movie will now be directed by James Mangold, who is famous for working on films like The Wolverine, Logan, and Ford V Ferrari. The film features a screenplay by Jonathan Kasdan and is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.
The movie will see Ford reprise his role as Indiana Jones, but that is not all. The movie will also potentially see another Hollywood heartthrob featured alongside him. That’s right; we’re talking about Brad Pitt. The exact role that Pitt will play in this film remains a mystery, but we do know whatever it is, it will be phenomenal if you consider the actor’s track record. The movie is also special because this is possibly the final film in the franchise: the last of the beloved character’s adventures.
What can we expect from the final film, and when can we expect it?
Lots of new adventures and the cast’s mind-blowing performance. Apart from this, we will also get some closure – something we’ve all been wanting ever since the last film. From what we know so far, the movie is still in the initial stages of production. If everything goes according to schedule, we will see the film on the big screens come July 2022.
So what else can we expect from the plot? Till now, the makers have kept the storyline of the film away from the public eye. Of course, this could very well be because nothing concrete has come out of it just yet. However, keeping aside the disappointment of Speilberg not directing it, we already know what Mangold can. The last film received quite a few negative responses from the fans, but this makes the excitement surrounding the next installment even more palpable. Chances are, the makers have taken all the criticism they’ve received with the last film and have worked around it. If they could spin a tale as good as the first few films, we can all say with conviction that it will be a farewell that lives up to the name carved by the franchise!