The plan had originally been to film Indiana Jones 5 in the United Kingdom starting in April 2019 for a July 10, 2020 release date, but because of the new script and other concerns, it's unlikely the movie will arrive on schedule. Not a lot of time in the grand scheme of things.
Disney dropped a number of release-date changes this morning, chiefly - as we already knew two weeks ago - that Indiana Jones 5 will miss its original July 10, 2020 release date. According to the new THRreport, Kasdan won't just be punching up writer David Koepp's existing script, but rather will be responsible for writing a whole new draft.
For the past three years, Disney has released a Star Wars movie around Christmas: The Force Awakens in 2016, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 2016, and The Last Jedi in 2017.
Both Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg are on board for Indiana Jones 5, although Spielberg now has his hands full with a number of other projects, including his West Side Story remake and the religious drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. Is a man approaching 80 really going to convincingly be able to go on a world-spanning, bare-knuckle-brawling adventure? "Throw me the idol - I'll throw out my hip", right?
We'll have more on Indiana Jones and the Legend of the Life Alert (or the City of Atlantis, the Pick of Destiny, Curly's Gold - whatever) as news develops.
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