Disney confirmed a massive re-shuffling of its major upcoming titles due to the coronavirus pandemic, along with the much-delayed untitled Indiana Jones 5 who got caught in the wreck. The film, which was previously dated for July 9, 2021, has been moved to July 29, 2022.
This is simply the most recent hiccup in what has been a crazy ride becoming Indiana Jones back on the show, a procedure that’s been happening on and off (and on and off again) pretty much because Kingdom of the Crystal Skull surfaced in 2008. Just this February, the franchise made a massive change when it was declared James Mangold would take over directing duties from Steven Spielberg, marking the first time anyone other than the Raiders of the Lost Ark filmmaker could helm an Indy attribute. Harrison Ford is still set to reprise the lead role, and according to the celebrity, production was scheduled to begin right around today.
Assuming this movie ever makes it into the screen–and despite all of the barriers and the reality Crystal Skull is an unholy abomination better left-handed, I still want it to occur –storyline details are still few and far between. Back in February, the most Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy will offer is that “it is not a reboot, it is a continuation.”
For more on Disney’s completely new slate, here are the newest release dates for Dwayne Johnson’s Jungle Cruise and Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy, along with all the forthcoming MCU films such as Black Widow, Shang-Chi, and Thor: Love and Thunder. For all the most recent updates on how the coronavirus is impacting the entertainment industry, mind here.