It’s hard to imagine an Indiana Jones movie without Steven Spielberg at the helm, but that’s what we’re going to get with Indiana Jones 5, which will be directed and written by Logan‘s James Mangold. The film went through several drafts and screenwriters before initial screenwriter David Koepp finally exited the project alongside Spielberg. And the delays on the film can be attributed to the disagreements Spielberg, Ford, and Disney had over that constantly-changing script.
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Indiana Jones 5 is still years away, and hasn’t even begun production yet – but it’s already gone through several major changes. The biggest change of all: Steven Spielberg, who directed all the other Indiana Jones films, is sitting this one out and handing the reins over to James Mangold. And that change has set off a series of other changes as well.
David Koepp, a writer who has worked with Spielberg several times before, was originally handling the script. Koepp handed his duties off to other writers, but then returned to work on the screenplay some more. But now, according to Koepp himself, he’s no longer involved with the project – and Mangold might be starting completely from scratch.
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For the first time ever, someone other than Steven Spielberg is directing an Indiana Jones movie. Spielberg was initially on board to direct Harrison Ford in his final outing as the adventuring archeologist in Indiana Jones 5. But the project kept getting delayed and pushed back due to script rewrites and other issues, and Spielberg decided to hand the sequel over to someone unexpected – James Mangold, director of Logan, Ford v Ferrari, and more. While the release of Indiana Jones 5 is still a few years away, Mangold is opening up about his new approach to this iconic property.
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Indiana Jones 5 feels like one of those movies we’ve been hearing about for over a decade now, but it never seems like it’s actually going to happen. Harrison Ford going to be nearly 80 by the time the movie gets in front of cameras and the coronavirus pandemic is probably going to make it much more difficult to get a blockbuster of that scale off the ground anytime soon. But franchise producer Frank Marshall doesn’t appear to be worried about the next installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, especially with director James Mangold taking over the reins from Steven Spielberg. Read More »
Disney announced wide, sweeping release date changes amid the industry-wide shutterings made out of abundance of caution for ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In an unprecedented move, Disney has pulled Artemis Fowl, from theaters entirely for an exclusive Disney+ debut. Artemis Fowl is the only theatrical release from Disney thus far to entirely forego theaters and go straight to streaming.
The entire Disney summer movie slate has been pushed back, with Mulan, which was originally set to hit theaters in March, set to kick the season off in late July. This has pushed back other films down the line, including Searchlight and 20th Century Studios films like The French Dispatch, Free Guy, and the untitled fifth Indiana Jones movie.
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There’s a shake-up regarding Indiana Jones 5: Steven Spielberg is out, James Mangold is possibly in. Spielberg will no longer direct the fifth entry in the adventure series, and is instead planning to hand the franchise over to Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold. The decision to depart is entirely Spielberg’s, and he’ll still be involved as a hands-on producer. But does anyone really want a new Indiana Jones movie without Spielberg’s direction?
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What’s new with Indiana Jones 5? Last we heard, the latest (and final?) adventure of Dr. Jones was set to start filming in about two months. Or is it? Harrison Ford, currently promoting his movie where he hangs out with a cartoon dog, recently opened up about the sequel. According to Ford, everyone involved with Indy 5 wants to make sure the film gives viewers something they didn’t anticipate. He also says that the film is dealing with “scheduling issues” and has “a few script things still to do”, which…isn’t the most encouraging news.
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Next week, you’ll be able to see Harrison Ford fight the elements with a very good dog named Buck in an adaptation of the Call of the Wild, the classic novel by Jack London. But it won’t be long until he’s getting back into more familiar adventure mode with his trusty whip and fedora in Indiana Jones 5. While making the press rounds for Call of the Wild, Ford confirmed the Indiana Jones sequel starts shooting in a couple months. Find out what else he said about Indy’s return below. Read More »
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When the still-untitled Indiana Jones 5 was officially announced, its targeted release date was July 19, 2019. Since then, Disney has pushed back its release date several times, and though we haven’t gotten an update in several months, it sounds like director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford are still on board and the project is slowly inching toward production.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy offered a quick Indiana Jones 5 update from the BAFTAs red carpet, which you can read below. Read More »
It’s been a long road of development for Indiana Jones 5 so far. The project was first officially announced early in 2017, and at the time it was slated for release in the summer of 2019. Obviously that didn’t happen, and now the movie is slated for release in July 9, 2021. But before that’s even possible, there needs to be a script, and it doesn’t seem like anyone can settle on what the story should be.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull writer David Koepp was the first scribe brought on board to take a crack at Indiana Jones 5. Since then, the sequel has changed hands just as much as the Ark of the Covenant, but now Koepp himself has confirmed that he’s working on the script again. What is going on here?! Read More »