Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn’t the biggest hit with fans of the series. It quickly became regarded as the worst of the four films and is seen by many as a bit of a punchline. Still, as the film was incredibly successful at the box office, it was no surprise when Walt Disney Studios greenlit another sequel.

Now, we’re finally getting our first major update on the next movie, straight from Steven Spielberg himself. At last night’s Rakuten TV Empire Awards, the legendary director took to the stage to be honored for his work. He’s obviously deserving and his acceptance speech is touching to watch for fans of his films. Notably, however, Spielberg revealed to everyone exactly when the next Indiana Jones movie would start filming.

“It’s always worth the trip when I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the UK,” Spielberg told his fans. “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.”

Needless to say, with over a year from now until production begins, we won’t be seeing Indiana Jones 5 anytime soon. For the haters of the fourth film, that may actually be good news. But for fans wanting to see Harrison Ford cracking the whip once again, the long wait is going to be a bit of a bummer. The untitled film is currently slated to premiere in theaters on July 10, 2020.

If you want to see more, you can watch Spielberg’s acceptance speech in its entirety below. You can also check out the full list of winners from the event over at Empire.


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Jeremy is a head editor and writer for 1428Elm.com and LastNightOn.com in addition to contributing to Horror Geek Life. He is also the world's leading expert in all things Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Or, so he believes.

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