‘Indiana Jones 5’ Officially Moves To 2021, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Joins A Crowded Field

When Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jon Kasdan came aboard to write Indiana Jones 5, it was largely expected the film would miss its 2020 release date. Well now Lucasfilm has made it official by moving it to July 9th 2021. It’s just one in a handful of changes worth taking a quick look at.

When and if Indiana Jones 5 arrives on July 9th 2021, it will be just days shy of Harrison Ford’s 79th birthday. Largely expected to be his final time in the role, Ford will be working alongside Steven Spielberg who has returned to direct. No other plot details are available, and much of the speculation has already turned towards the future of the franchise if Ford isn’t a part of it. We HAVE been hearing a lot about de-aging technology lately…

Disney’s next big move involves Mary Poppins Returns, which has been moved up a few days to December 19th 2019. Why is this important? Because opening just two days later are Aquaman and Bumblebee, meaning there’s very little room for any of these movies to succeed. I expect something will tuck tail and run to a different date at some point. Looking at you, Warner Bros….

Dwayne Johnson’s amusement park adaptation Jungle Cruise has been set for October 11th 2019, while Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent 2 will hope to recapture the magic on May 29th 2020.