During last night’s British Academy Britannia Awards, director Steven Spielberg hinted at his hopes for a fifth film in the Indiana Jones series. Star Harrison Ford, who is gearing up for his highly anticipated return to the Star Wars franchise, received the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment (presented by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams). Spielberg addressed the actor: “I can’t wait to work with you on Indiana Jones 5. This is not an announcement, just my fervent hope.” And the crowd went wild, according to Deadline.
While Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull polarized critics, the fourth film in the series was a financial success, grossing over $786 million worldwide, making it the franchise’s biggest blockbuster (sans inflation). Ford seems to be on a nostalgia bender lately, too.
Also celebrated at the awards was Meryl Streep (duh), who received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film — the first woman to receive the award. Alluding to her Suffragette cameo, Streep told the crowd: “I am honored to receive this award given to a distinguished group of men and women . . . Oh wait, men and men.”