Indiana Jones delayed to 2021 as Disney shakes up movie schedule

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Modal Trigger Harrison Ford in"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade circa 1989 Paramount

After an endless amount of hemming and hawing, Indiana Jones 5 is officially confirmed by Disney.

Harrison Ford's big screen return as adventurer Indiana Jones has been pushed back until 2021, Walt Disney Co announced on Tuesday, two years after the fifth movie in the action franchise was first scheduled to be released. The film will likely mark Harrison Ford's final time sporting the hat and whip, with Steven Spielberg hinting that the franchise could move forward with a new actor or actress in the lead role.

The release date delay was initially announced only a couple of weeks ago, and coincided with the production bringing on a new screenwriter - specifically, Solo: A Star Wars Story's Jonathan Kasdan.

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The saga of Indiana Jones 5 has been a long one.

Even though Disney and Lucasfilm have declined to take the movie off their release schedule over the years, It's fair to have some doubts at this point as to whether this movie will really happen, despite director Steven Spielberg's insistence that the project is a priority.

Indiana Jones will be swinging back into theaters a little later than expected. 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.

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