Some bad news for the one or two people out there looking forward to seeing the return of Mutt Williams in the upcoming fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise, as screenwriter David Koepp has revealed that Shia LaBeouf’s Indy Jr. will not be appearing in the film.
“Harrison plays Indiana Jones, that I can certainly say… and the Shia LaBeouf character is not in the film,” said Koepp, before providing an update on their progress with the sequel: “We’re plugging away at it. In terms of when we would start, I think that’s up to Mr. Spielberg and Mr. Ford… I know we’ve got a script we’re mostly happy with. Work will be endless, of course, and ongoing, and Steven just finished shooting The Post… If the stars align, hopefully it’ll be his next film.”
EW also pressed Koepp for some information about the film’s MacGuffin, but the screenwriter wasn’t given anything away, responding that: “[It’s] some precious artifact that they’re all looking for.”
Indiana Jones 5 is currently slated for release on July 10th, 2020.