Disney confirmed a massive re-shuffling of its major upcoming titles due to the coronavirus pandemic earlier today including Mulan and several MCU Phase 4 entries.
The latest installment and still untitled entry of the Indiana Jones franchise has inevitably has been caught up in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The film, which was previously dated for July 9, 2021, has been moved to July 29, 2022.
This is just the latest delay in getting Indiana Jones back on the big screen, a process that’s been happening on and off pretty much since Kingdom of the Crystal Skull debuted in 2008.
In February, the franchise made a massive shift when it was announced James Mangold would take over directing duties from Steven Spielberg, marking the first time anyone other than the Raiders of the Lost Ark filmmaker would helm an Indy feature.
Harrison Ford is still set to reprise the lead role.
Assuming this movie ever makes it to the screen, plot details are still few and far between.
In February, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated that Indiana Jones 5:
“it’s not a reboot, it’s a continuation.”
Aside from Dinsey many other major titles that have been taken off the schedule in recent weeks include Universal’s Fast & Furious entry Fast 9, Candyman and Minions: The Rise of Gru, MGM’s James Bond follow-up No Time to Die, DC‘s Wonder Woman 1984, Sony‘s Ghostbusters and Morbius and Paramount’s A Quiet Place sequel.
Let’s hope 2022 is finally the year Indiana Jones bursts back onto the big screen and we can finally forget about the Crystal Skull !!!!!
While we wait for Indy to return check out Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures on Amazon now.