Indiana Jones 5 Officially Moving To 2021 | News

Thursday, 12 Jul, 2018

Disney announced a slew of new release dates including Indiana Jones 5 and an untitled Marvel film. The delay comes as a result of script issues, which is why Solo: A Star Wars Story scribe Jon Kasdan was recently brought on board to work on the project.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has made other changes to its release calendar as well, announcing that Jungle Cruise is set to release on October 11, 2019 and Maleficent 2 is coming May 29, 2020. 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?

Even though Disney and Lucasfilm have declined to take the movie off their release schedule over the years, It's fair to have some doubts at this point as to whether this movie will really happen, despite director Steven Spielberg's insistence that the project is a priority. As with all release date stories, the announcements relate to USA dates; the Ralph follow-up for example, is out in the States on 21 November this year before heading here on the 30th of the month. Steven Spielberg is directing and Harrison Ford is set to star.

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.

The film will reunite Ford with director Stephen Spielberg in the "Indiana Jones" franchise created by filmmaker George Lucas, that has grossed almost $2 billion at the world box office with four films and amassed a global fan base.