"Indiana Jones 5" gets new writer, release date delayed

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29 Jun – Opinions have been divided on whether we need a fifth "Indiana Jones" movie or we should just let the franchise lie to rest, but the team behind it believes "Indiana Jones 5" must go on – it just won't be released in 2020 as scheduled.

Originally planned for a 10 July 2020 release in North America, the fifth instalment of the Harrison Ford-starring franchise has now been pushed to an indefinite date, Variety reports.

Earlier it was supposed to release in 2019 but was delayed to the next year as production was later slated to begin in the U.K. in April 2019. However, latest updates state that the shooting will no longer start next spring, forcing the release date to be pushed back, if not for months then at least a year.

Words of the delay came about after it was revealed by Collider that Jonathan Kasdan, who penned the recent "Solo: A Star Wars Story", is replacing David Koepp as the writer for "Indiana Jones 5".

It is not known whether Kasdan was hired before or after the release of "Solo: A Star Wars Story", which did not quite perform up to expectation at the box office.

Steven Spielberg is still attached to direct while Harrison Ford will be returning to play the titular professor of archaeology for possibly his fifth and final time before passing the torch to another actor.

The fifth movie will come more than a decade after the last movie in the franchise, 2008's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", which followed the 1989 "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and 1984 "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom".

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