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
“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.”