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Disney Delays Indiana Jones 5 Release to 2021

Indiana Jones 5

After reports two weeks ago that Indiana Jones 5 would miss its 2020 release, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced the new anticipated release date for the long in-development sequel.

The fifth Indiana Jones film is now scheduled to open on July 9, 2021, moving back a year from its earlier announced release date of July 10, 2020. The new date puts the planned sequel just days away from star Harrison Ford's 79th birthday.

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It was reported late last month that Indiana Jones 5 would be delayed past the July 2020 release after not being expected to meet its planned April 2019 start date. The delays reportedly came from key members of the production not being satisfied with the script from original screenwriter David Koepp (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull).

Koepp was replaced last month by Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jonathan Kasdan. This is the latest setback for the troubled production which was originally scheduled to open on July 19, 2019 when the project was first announced by Disney in March 2016.

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While Ford remains committed to star as the iconic archaeologist once again with Steven Spielberg returning to direct, one can't help but wonder if time on the project is starting to run out.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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