After Harrison Ford assured his fans on Wednesday that he and director Steven Spielberg are dealing with the fifth Indiana Jones movie, “despite schedule mismatches and a few script-related disagreements,” Spielberg was not will also direct Indiana Jones 5.
James Mangold is in talks to take over the production helm. Spielberg will only remain in the position of producer.
James Mangold should change the genre, assigned so far by the director of the Ford V Ferrari sports movie, which has been nominated four times for the Oscar, including for best film. But James Mangold is no stranger to franchises – he previously directed The Wolverine and Logan (praised by critics).
Following successive postponements of production and work schedule, Disney has made the debut of the new adventures of the most famous movie archaeologist in July 2021. With the new changes, this release date may not be standing still. Rumors about a new movie in the series have been around since 2012 when Disney won the right to produce the Indiana Jones sequels.
The last part of the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was launched in 2008 and, despite its poor record, has grossed a considerable amount at the box office – nearly $ 800 million.
For many fans, Indy’s return to action is surprising, especially after the high radiation dose received in Crystal Skull. However, as the producers did not disclose details about the script, we have to wait until the shooting starts and information about the script will be released.