Disney Delays Indiana Jones 5 Release to 2021

Angelo Anderson
July 11, 2018

When Indiana Jones 5 was initially announced, Disney and Lucasfilm dated it for July 19, 2019. Now, Disney has made it official, giving the film a new date of July 9, 2021.

This is the second time the film has been pushed back: It was originally set to hit theaters in July 2019 before being rescheduled for 2020. The delay comes as a result of script issues, which is why Solo: A Star Wars Story scribe Jon Kasdan was recently brought on board to work on the project.

Harrison Ford, seen here in Blade Runner 2049, is now appearing as Indiana Jones in 2021.

Spielberg also has a slate of other projects he is now working on, including a remake of musical "West Side Story" and religion drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara".


The film will reunite Ford with director Stephen Spielberg in the "Indiana Jones" franchise created by filmmaker George Lucas, that has grossed almost $2 billion at the world box office with four films and amassed a global fan base.

Meanwhile, Disney has also made a few other changes and additions to its release schedule.

The shakeup extends to a number of Disney films scheduled through 2021, including Mary Poppins Returns flying up to December 19 this year from December 25; Jungle Cruise sailing onto an October 11, 2019 release date; and Maleficent 2 being conjured into theaters on May 29, 2020.

That means Mary Poppins Returns, which could become one of the year's highest-grossing films, on Wednesday, and James Wan's Aquaman, and the James Cameron-produced Alita: Battle Angel, and the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee, and Robert Zemeckis' Welcome to Marwen, and the Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly-starring Holmes and Watson two days later on Friday. That latter date of February 12, 2021, now belongs to an untitled Marvel movie, which was originally scheduled for July.

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