After receiving an indefinite delay and a change in screenwriter, the fifth Indiana Jones movie finally has a new release date. The Emily Blunt-starring film was originally scheduled to come out on December 25, but possibly because Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year, Disney has moved it back to the 19th.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has locked in the new crusade to see release on July 9, 2021. Jungle Cruise will now go head-to-head with MGM's animated Addams Family, Warner Bros.' Goldfinch, Columbia's The Crow Reborn, and Paramount's Are You Afraid of the Dark? That bumps it nearly exactly a year from its previous July 10, 2020, release date. That's because Spielberg is in pre-production on a reboot of West Side Story and even looking at directing The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara with Oscar victor Mark Rylance.
Both Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg are on board for Indiana Jones 5, although Spielberg now has his hands full with a number of other projects, including his West Side Story remake and the religious drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.
Ford's most recent movie appearances were in last year's "Blade Runner 2049" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when he reprised his role as swash-buckling adventurer Han Solo. Is a man approaching 80 really going to convincingly be able to go on a world-spanning, bare-knuckle-brawling adventure?
Get ready to wait a little longer for the return of Indiana Jones. Your mileage may vary, but we've yet to be convinced.
We'll update this with more information as it becomes available.