Eagerly awaiting the return of Harrison Ford’s Dr Henry Walton Jones, Jr.? Well, we’re afraid you’re going to have to wait a little longer.
As per JoBlo, Indiana Jones 5 has now been pushed back by a year. Initially booked in for a July 10th, 2020 release, the picture has now been moved to July 9th, 2021. It appears that scheduling conflicts and some possible scripting issues are at the centre of this move, and this news comes at the same time that Disney has pushed Dwayne Johnson’s Jungle Cruise to October 11th, 2019, booked in Maleficent 2 for May 29th, 2020, and brought forward the Emily Blunt-headlined Mary Poppins Returns from Christmas Day to December 19th.
It was only a fortnight ago that Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Jonathan Kasdan was brought in by director Steven Spielberg to refresh the script for Indy 5 – and we said then how that July 2020 release seemed a stretch by this point. Seemingly that has indeed proved to be the case.
Right now, current speculation from Birth.Movies.Death has the Fountain of Youth as the centre-piece of this latest Indy picture. Given how we’ve been regularly told how this will definitely, definitely, definitely be Harrison Ford’s latest outing in this most iconic of cinematic roles, the Fountain of Youth could certainly be a convenient plot device – particularly with Disney's Bob Iger publicly stating that the franchise will carry on past Indiana Jones 5.
As ever, expect more on all things Indiana Jones as we get it.