Release of 5th 'Indiana Jones' movie pushed to 2021

Release of 5th 'Indiana Jones' movie pushed to 2021

Disney has officially set a release date of July 9, 2021 for Indiana Jones 5.

According to Deadline, Disney this morning announced some release date changes for upcoming films.

It was reported that Indiana Jones 5 would miss its previously scheduled release date set for 2020 due to conflicts over the script, however, a new release date for the film hadn't yet been announced. Jungle Cruise will now go head-to-head with MGM's animated Addams Family, Warner Bros.' Goldfinch, Columbia's The Crow Reborn, and Paramount's Are You Afraid of the Dark?

For the past three years, Disney has released a Star Wars movie around Christmas: The Force Awakens in 2016, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 2016, and The Last Jedi in 2017.

Disney has a lot of great movies coming out in the next few years, and seeing the release dates laid out like this has got us all the more excited about the films headed our way! That's because Spielberg is in pre-production on a reboot of West Side Story and even looking at directing The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara with Oscar victor Mark Rylance. Harrison Ford will return as Indiana Jones, and Steven Spielberg will direct, with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall producing.

The advancing age of the franchise hero, who became popular when Ford was in his late 30s, is of natural concern for fans of the action-adventure series.

While the delayed release of Indiana Jones has been widely reported, it is a bit of a surprise that Mary Poppins Returns is being moved up.

At least we can count on the movie throwing out some self-referential, dryly-witty, geriatric humor for the audience - especially if Jonathan Kasdan brings his Solo sensibilities over to Harrison Ford's other iconic property. Ah, we can't wait.

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