It's official: Indiana Jones 5 will not be hitting cinemas in July 2020.
In fact, the action-adventure sequel won't be making it to screens until the following year. Disney has finally confirmed recent reports claiming that director Steven Spielberg will miss the scheduled July 10, 2020 premiere date.
Fans will have to wait an extra year to see Harrison Ford back on the big screen as Indy because Disney has rescheduled the US release date for July 9, 2021.
The studio has yet to comment on reports that Jonathan Kasdan has been brought in to rewrite the most recent script, which was penned by Jurassic Park writer David Koepp.
Jonathan's father is Lawrence Kasdan, writer of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Together, the father-and-son writing team recently worked on the screenplay for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Precious few details have been revealed about what director Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford have planned for Indiana Jones 5, other than the fact that they apparently plan to embrace the character's age.
[Composer John Williams, director JJ Abrams, Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg]
"I'm looking forward to working with Steven [Spielberg] again and to revisiting the character later in life," Ford said last autumn. "It's interesting to see it in a different light.
"It will be fun and a good thing to do."
While Indiana Jones 5 is delayed, Spielberg has several projects to keep himself busy: a remake of musical West Side Story, a biopic of former US President Ulysses S Grant starring Leonardo DiCaprio, DC Comics movie Blackhawk and possibly even an adaptation of Stephen King's The Talisman.
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