In case there was anyone out there wondering, Shia LaBeouf’s Indiana Jones character Mutt Williams won’t be appearing in Indiana Jones 5. Glad we’ve cleared that up.
Mutt first appeared in the most recent Indy film, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, as Indy and Marion Ravenwood’s illegitimate son. He joined his parents, as well as Harold Oxley and George McHale on their quest to return the fabled Crystal Skull to Akator.
Indiana Jones 5 screenwriter David Koepp revealed that Mutt wouldn’t be returning in an interview with EW.
He said: “Harrison plays Indiana Jones, that I can certainly say… and the Shia LaBeouf character is not in the film.” Playing coy. Fair enough.
“We’re plugging away at it. In terms of when we would start, I think that’s up to Mr. Spielberg and Mr. Ford…” he continued.
“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.”
Indiana Jones 5 doesn’t yet have a title, but it’s set to hit UK cinemas on 10 July 2020. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.