Fans will have to wait even longer for Harrison Ford to crack the whip once again as iconic archaeologist Indiana Jones.
Variety reports the fifth Indiana Jones film has been delayed again, and is no longer expected to meet its announced July 10, 2020, release date. The news comes right after reports that Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jonathan Kasdan had signed on to replace David Koepp on the film.
The delay is reportedly due to key members of the production not approving of Koepp's script, leading to his replacement until a suitable shooting script has been finalized. As such, potential crew members originally slated for pre-production for the original April 2019 start date have been told the delay may last months.
Director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford reportedly are still committed to Indiana Jones 5. In the meantime, Spielberg has several new projects, including a planned remake of the classic musical West Side Story, that may take priority until a new script can be approved.
First announced in March 2016 by Disney and Lucasfilm, a fifth Indiana Jones was initially scheduled for release on July 19, 2019, before later receiving a new release date of July 10, 2020. Koepp signed on as writer, having previously penned 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull before Kasdan was named as replacement.