Indiana Jones has to wait

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Disney released an updated movie release schedule for the next few years, pushing Indiana Jones 5 back to 2021 and Mary Poppins Returns up.

This is the project's second delay: Luscasfilm/Disney announced the original release date as July 20, 2019, later rescheduled it to July 10, 2020, and blames the newest setback on script issues. Much more to come on this one, so just stay tuned. The studio has officially dated Dwayne Johnson's Jungle Cruise for October 11, 2019, with Angelina Jolie's Maleficent 2 opening the following year on May 29, 2020.

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.

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While director Steven Spielberg remains on board, screenwriter David Koepp departed to direct his own project, so Jonathan Kasdan (son of legendary Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Empire Strikes Back scribe Lawrence Kasdan) has stepped in to work on a new draft of the screenplay.

Steven Spielberg is set to direct the latest "Indiana Jones" film, with Harrison Ford also reprising his role. Is a man approaching 80 really going to convincingly be able to go on a world-spanning, bare-knuckle-brawling adventure? 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. Your mileage may vary, but we've yet to be convinced. Ah, we can't wait. The 2015 film went on to take more than $2 billion at the global box office and become the third biggest release of all time.

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