If Indiana Jones 5 Filming will start as planned in May. Original star John Rhys-Davies is on board to return when Sallah receives the call. After years of gesturing in development hell, Indiana jones 5 finally seems to be on the right track with James Mangold in the director’s chair. Last month, Disney confirmed that it planned to shoot the sequel this spring and release the film in 2022.
In 1981 John Rhys-Davies appeared as Sallah in the original Indiana Jones Movie, Hunter of the lost treasurewhere he becomes a close friend of Indy. He repeated the role in 1989 for the third part of the series, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. While Rhys-Davies isn’t as confident as Disney that production will begin in May, he recently told ComingSoon.net that he can return if necessary.
“I understand that the film is supposed to be made in May. I have the slightest skepticism that the world can make such a film in May. I suppose it is possible that I will be asked to be there.” If I am nominated, I will serve! (Laughs) But I think we should wait a little longer and, you know, actually have our Masters make announcements, and then you can either share my joy or my disappointment. Is that appropriately diplomatic? “
Rhys-Davies did not appear in 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skullbut that’s not because he wasn’t asked. In a 2011 interview with HeyUGuys, the actor revealed that he was approached for a cameo, but felt that the idea they had in mind didn’t do the character justice.
“I wanted to sit down and then it would fit into the wedding or something like Indy getting an award or something. I thought the character of Sallah was worth more to the audience than that,” explained Rhys-Davies.
Along with his role as Sallah in the Indiana Jones Rhys-Davies is also known for his roles in the franchise Lord of the rings Movies, The untouchables, The living daylightsand shows how Slider and The Shannara Chronicles. As a prolific voice actor, he also had speaking roles in Aquaman, Mosleyand Guillermo del Toro’s DreamWorks series Wizard: Tales of Arcadia. If Indiana jones 5 will really be Harrison Ford’s last appearance as the title character, then hopefully Rhys-Davies will be able to return to give Sallah a decent goodbye too.
Indiana jones 5 was originally intended to be directed by Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous parts of the series. At one point, the film was released on July 19, 2019. Several script rewrites brought the project to a standstill, and Spielberg later stepped down as a director, although he will remain on board as a producer. Now the film is on track to be released on July 29th, 2022, provided there aren’t any major delays. This message comes to us from ComingSoon.net.