Also, Jonathan Kasdan is in the middle of signing his contract to rewrite Indiana Jones 5.
The fifth Indiana Jones film is now scheduled to open on July 9, 2021, moving back a year from its earlier announced release date of July 10, 2020.More news: Thai cave rescue: All 12 boys and their coach rescued
Harrison Ford, seen here in Blade Runner 2049, is now appearing as Indiana Jones in 2021. The new delay follows reports last week in Hollywood industry publications that the script had not been finished and that a new writer was being brought in to polish it. Disney did not immediately return a request for comment on Tuesday on the delay. 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.
In related Disney release date announcements, the Mouse House has handed an 11 October 2019 release date to the Dwayne Johnson-starring Jungle Cruise, while Maleficent 2 will arrive on screens on 29 May 2020.More news: Why Meghan Markle's LBD is such a 'shocking' choice
Spielberg also has a slate of other projects he is now working on, including a remake of musical "West Side Story" and religion drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara". That puts it up against Bumblebee and Aquaman, as well as a slew of other Winter releases.
For you Marvel Cinematic Universe fans, an untitled Marvel movie has been moved up from July 30, 2021 to February 12, 2021 -that date is almost three years from the premiere of the first Black Panther movie by the way, and a sequel is sure to come somewhere.More news: All The Adorable Photos From Prince Louis' Christening
Removed from the studio's release schedule: an untitled Disney live-action originally set on November 8, 2019.