Indiana Jones: Steven Spielberg says more about his involvement in the future Disney+ series
Steven Spielberg has clarified the role he will play in the development of the upcoming Disney+ series, Indiana Jones.
The trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, which reveals the famous archaeologist's return to the big screen, has generated a lot of interest. Many were curious to discover the first, admittedly stealthy, plans prepared by James Mangold on the occasion of Harrison Ford's farewell to the character. James Mangold has the daunting task of succeeding Steven Spielberg, who had directed all of the franchise's episodes to date.
An important page of popular cinema will therefore turn with this 5th opus. Of course, this will not prevent the start of other projects around the license. Thus, we already know that a series would be in development on Disney +. Moreover, little information about it has transpired to date (we do not know the time, nor the synopsis and even less the protagonists involved). On the other hand, we have just learned what role Steven Spielberg would play in the design of this series.
Indeed, the director spoke about this in an interview with Deadline and made unequivocal comments:
“I advocated hiring James Mangold to direct the fifth film. I will now leave most of the decisions to him.
With this very concise statement, Steven Spielberg was very clear. He (definitely?) passed the torch to James Mangold. And with these words, he gives him his full confidence, especially since the saga and its universe were very important to him. Of course, we imagine that he will still have a say in the future, but from now on, James Mangold will be in charge of the fate of the character. Of course, a box office failure of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny could call its status into question, which is not to be desired.
On the other hand, it is not known how the director by Loganwill ensure the shooting of his future feature films if he also supervises the various projects centered around the adventurer, starting with this series. Will he adopt the management of a Matt Reeves on the Batverse? The mystery remains intact. In addition, it is hoped that he will reveal more details about this famous series soon. Part of the public would be in favor of the presence of Ke Huy Quan (success of Everything Everywhere All at Once obliges) who played Demi-Lune in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but the decision is up to the production.
Anyway, Steven Spielberg's story with Indiana Jones seems well and truly over, as these few words attest. And it is with some emotion that the news is welcomed. The emotion will still be in question when attending Harrison Ford's last ride as Indiana Jones on June 28, 2023, the theatrical release dateIndiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.