Disney Officially Delays ‘Indiana Jones 5’ To 2021, Reveals ‘Maleficent 2’ and ‘Jungle Cruise’ Dates
First, Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones 5 was supposed to hit theaters in July of 2019. Then it was July of 2020. And then the project got a new screenwriter, causing further delays. Now Disney has officially pushed the film back to July 9, 2021, according to an updated release calendar via The Hollywood Reporter. While David Koepp (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) was originally set to write the script for Spielberg, with filming expected to kick off next spring, he was recently replaced by Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jonathan Kasdan.
The delay will also probably give the busy-as-ever Spielberg time to focus on his West West Side Story remake first, which is now in pre-production even though it was originally supposed to come after Indy 5. Not to mention, there’s also that possible Mark Rylance historical drama, the DC Blackhawk movie, and a reunion with Leonardo DiCaprio for a Ulysses S. Grant biopic. Does this man sleep?!
Disney’s updated release calendar also arrived with some other bits of news. The Rock and Emily Blunt-led Jungle Cruise movie now has a release date, set to arrive on October 11, 2019. Speaking of Blunt, her Mary Poppins Returns has been bumped up a week from this Christmas to December 19. And Angelina Jolie will officially be back in her villainous horns when Maleficent 2 hits theaters May 29, 2020. See the full updated release calendar through 2021 below:
Stay tuned for when Disney delays Indiana Jones 5 yet again in a few months!