Fans have questioned whether or not George Lucas would be involved in the upcoming Indiana Jones 5, especially after the Lucas-free production of the new Star Wars films. But according to director Steven Spielberg, Lucas will definitely be involved in the film.
During a press roundtable event for The BFG, the film's director Spielberg revealed that Lucas will be an executive producer on Indiana Jones 5, returning to the character he and Spielberg last brought to the big screen in 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
When asked about Lucas's involvement with the project, Spielberg said:
"George is gonna to be an executive producer on it with me. ... I would never make an Indiana Jones film without George Lucas. That'd be insane."
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Spielberg will make the film with input from Lucas. After all, the pair have successfully worked together on every Indiana Jones flick, creating one of the film world's great adventure heroes. How much input he'll have as an executive producer remains to be seen, though given the pair's close friendship, we suspect Lucas will at least provide advice during the development stage. We knew Harrison Ford and Spielberg were returning, and with the help of Lucas we expect another exciting adventure from cinema's greatest archeologist.
Indiana Jones 5 is slated to hit theaters on July 19, 2019. Steven Spielberg's The BFG opens on July 1. What do you think Lucas will bring to Indiana Jones 5? Let us know in the comments.