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Mark Your Journals: Disney Says Indiana Jones V to Premiere in 2021

In the back of my head — when I heard the release of Indiana Jones V would be pushed back — I worried we might not see the familiar fedora indefinitely. But sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Dr. Jones will return to the big screen:

Disney has pushed back the release of Indiana Jones 5 release a year to July 9, 2021, the studio said Tuesday.

The move was widely expected. The movie was originally set to open on July 10, 2019, but production has been delayed because of script issues. Steven Spielberg is set to direct the fifth outing in the classic adventure series.

THR added that Harrison Ford will be nearly 79 years old when Indiana Jones epic adventures return to cinemas and spoke about the circuitous route the Indy V has taken since its inception.

“Jonathan Kasdan, the son of Raiders of the Lost Ark scripter Lawrence Kasdan, has been brought on to write a new draft of the feature,” wrote Pamela McClintock. “A previous version was written by David Koepp, who is no longer available to work on the film because he is focused on directing his Blumhouse feature, You Should Have Left.

“When Indiana Jones 5 was first announced by Disney and Lucasfilm in March 2016, it was given a release date of July 19, 2019, but last year, it was pushed back to July 10, 2020.”

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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop become the beat reporter for prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. His byline has appeared in The Hartford Courant, BU Bridge, The New England Hockey Journal,, and the New England Press Association Bulletin, as well as various TD Garden, Boston Bruins, Boston University, and Northeastern University athletic publications. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.

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