Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Disney Delays Indiana Jones 5 Release to 2021

Harrison Ford arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills Calif. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the planned fifth installment in the Disney Delays Indiana Jones 5 Release to 2021
Stacy Diaz | 12 July, 2018, 07:11

Aside from pushing back Indiana Jones 5 to a date that could see its star, Harrison Ford, dead by then (he'll be 78), Disney also announced that Jungle Cruise will bring Dwayne Johnson back into theaters on October 11, 2019, while Angelina Jolie's Maleficent 2 will sequel into theaters on May 29, 2020.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has locked in the new crusade to see release on July 9, 2021.

For the past three years, Disney has released a Star Wars movie around Christmas: The Force Awakens in 2016, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 2016, and The Last Jedi in 2017.

The long-awaited sequel for Angelina Jolie's live-action Maleficent movie has finally been given a release date by Walt Disney Studios. The previous film, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn't particularly well-received by fans.

Other notable changes on Disney's release schedule surround the title change to Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet, which is (mercifully) being simplified to Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Steven Spielberg is set to direct the latest "Indiana Jones" film, with Harrison Ford also reprising his role. The timing begs some questions, such as... well, hey, do we really still need to do this? Break out the map and the plane overlay, though perhaps it should be a TARDIS, as the new Indiana Jones movie is on the move to 2021.

At some point in the near future (if we're not there already), Harrison Ford isn't going to be able to play an action hero type any more.

We'll update this with more information as it becomes available.