“He’s not (involved), to my knowledge. I’ve had no contact with him.”
It should come as no surprise that Lucas is not involved, since he sold the Lucasfilm company in 2012 to Disney and had no involvement with last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens either.
Koepp went on to talk about the progress of the fifth film’s script and offered a light-hearted joke for its content
“I’m deeply immersed as we speak. All I can say is that there’s lots of aliens and Indy dies at the end (laughs)…”
He also revealed his hope for an October 2017 production start.
“It’s certainly OK for me and I’ll be ready, but my schedule isn’t the tough one. So I think October—I hope, I hope so. We’ll see. That’s a hard one to answer.”
Indiana Jones 5 is set for a July 19, 2019 release date.