'Indiana Jones 5' has been delayed until 2022

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Credit: Universal Pictures/Lucasfilm)

The fifth movie in the Indiana Jones series has been bumped back to 2022, according to reports.

It was set to begin shooting in April, with a release date plotted for 9 July, 2021.

The movie will now be released worldwide on 29 July, 2022, following a huge reshuffle of the Disney slate.

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It's just the latest Disney movie to be delayed by the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, which has disrupted the shoots and release plans for countless projects in Hollywood and beyond.

The studio's big-budget remake of Mulan has been delayed, as have new Marvel movies Black Widow and The Eternals.

The Eternals, starring Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani and Richard Madden, will now premiere on 12 February, 2021, with Black Widow shifting to 6 November, 2020.

Black Widow (Credit: Disney)

Mulan has now been shoved by from its original 27 March release date to 24 July, 2020.

The fifth movie in the Indiana Jones series, the follow up to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull from 2008, has been a long-in-gestation affair, but one that Lucasfilm has been keen to pursue since its acquisition by Disney.

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According to former Disney boss Bob Iger, the movie won't be 'just a one-off', leading to speculation that Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones could hand over his treasure hunting mantle to another.

Then in February, it was announced that Logan director James Mangold was in talks to direct the fifth film, with Steven Spielberg, who has helmed all the other Indy movies, remaining on board as a 'hands-on' producer.

With this additional delay, it means that Ford will have turned 79 when the film comes out.