Even if some fans are hesitant to accept any fifth outing for Harrison Ford’s intrepid adventurer due to the bad reputation of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, interest in Indiana Jones 5 has been growing gradually.
The fourth installment in the classic franchise did well at the box office and has a 78% Tomatometer rating, but the 53 percent user score reflects its polarizing nature. You’ll get 99 different answers if you ask 100 fans about Crystal Skull, with the majority being indifferent to furious.
James Mangold, on the other hand, has previously spoken to AFrame and said that while the first time directing without Steven Spielberg will be action-packed and enjoyable, many fans will be hesitant to get burned once again.
“It’s a great story, it’s a great character, and I think you’re going to be very happy with this movie. It’s everything I think that everybody wants out of an Indiana Jones movie. As a producer, I always look at my role in these movies as supporting the vision of the director. It’s like going back home. It’s relaxed and fun and very comfortable. Like a home-cooked meal.”
Having been afflicted by the pandemic (amongst many other extenuating circumstances), Indiana Jones 5 will not be able to satisfy any expectations we may have until next summer, when it is scheduled to premiere.