#Indiana Jones 5” is still a way's off but the fact that it has been given the green light is great news for fans of the franchise who have been waiting for a new installment. Now that the fifth movie is officially confirmed, it has been revealed that it would be neither a prequel nor a reboot. Rather, it is a proper sequel to “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and will take off from where the fourth installment finished. What is more, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Disney CEO Bog Iger said that the fifth film will end the series.

Fifth installment to carry on with further events

Many fans were speculating the fifth installment would have a story revolving around the notorious Bermuda Triangle but producer Frank Marshall put an end to the rumors with his tweet saying "The rumor about INDY 5 is completely false.

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Nothing has changed, we are not shooting next year and still in the research phase..." He also confirmed that archaeologist Jones (played by #Harrison Ford) would not be killed at the end of the film. Speaking of Harrison Ford, it was also rumored in 2015 that Ford would be replaced by Chris Pratt but Marshall confirmed in Oct. in that very year that Ford will reprise the role for the fifth time.

Release date reshuffled and moved ahead to 2020

In late 2015, Walt Disney had scheduled the release of “Indiana Jones 5” to be July 19, 2019, and it remained intact for one year but then the studio changed its mind. It moved the date further ahead to July 10, 2020. “The Lion King” took its place and as of now, no change has been made and hopefully, it is the final date.

Notably, the fourth installment “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” came out in 2008 and it failed to live up to the expectation [VIDEO]of fans and critics and therefore, the plans of the fifth installment came under a shadow.

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In fact, Marshall also hinted that the fourth film was the last in the series and then things turned bleaker when Disney took over Lucasfilm in 2012.

Steven Spielberg coming back the fifth time

Relief arrived in 2015 only when the fifth installment was confirmed the involvement of director #Steven Spielberg and George Lucas as the executive producer were affirmed . Also, John Williams, who composed the musical score for the series, is confirmed to return.

However, fans will have to wait for confirmation regarding the comeback [VIDEO]of cast members other than Ford. Though many have expressed a desire to return to the series for its fifth installment, the makers have not given their approval yet.