Disney delays 'Indiana Jones 5' by a year in massive scheduling update

Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount)
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (Paramount)

Disney has announced that Indiana Jones 5 will not be released until 2023, in a massive scheduling update.

The studio has released new dates for many of its upcoming theatrical releases, including some Marvel movies.

The fifth Indiana Jones, which started filming in the UK this summer, was supposed to come out in cinemas on 29 July, 2022, but will now not see the light for an additional 11 months, with its new debut date on 30 June, 2023.

Initially announced in March 2016 for release in 2019, the fifth Indiana Jones film has already faced numerous delays.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Credit: Paramount)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Paramount)

Disney also pushed back releases scheduled as early as March next year.

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Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness is now planned to come out on 6 May, taking the spot of Thor: Love And Thunder, which is moving to 8 July, where previously there was Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, now scheduled to be released 11 November.

The Marvels and Ant Man and The Wasp: Quantumania are also among the delayed titles.

The set of <em>Indiana Jones 5</em>.
The set of Indiana Jones 5.

From set photos of Indiana Jones 5 we have learned that it is set in 1969, over a decade after the events of 2008’s Crystal Skull – more time than has passed between the release of the two films.

Joining Harrison Ford will be Mads Mikkelsen, who presumably will be playing the villain of the movie, but not much is known about his character yet.

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One set of pictures saw Ford joined by Toby Jones sporting rather bookish attire, which could make him one of Indy’s academic colleagues.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Antonio Banderas were also announced to be part of the cast, in still undisclosed roles.

Watch: Harrison Ford poses with a group of fans wearing the costume of his iconic character