Harrison Ford will now be 80 when Indiana Jones 5 makes it into cinemas, as Disney announces a further delay to the film.

A good year or two after it first landed its initial release date, and one or two delays later, Indiana Jones 5 was finally set to go before the cameras this year. Harrison Ford was back to star, and he’d suggested in interviews for Call Of The Wild back in February that finally, things were moving forward.

Two things changed. Firstly, Steven Spielberg opted not to direct the film, and the production was going to need a little extra time for his replacement to get to grips with the project. And then, of course, the Coronavirus spread and subsequent lockdown has made any imminent filming impossible.

Disney has thus confirmed that the film will now no longer be released on July 9th 2021, and pushed it a further year to July 29th 2022. Harrison Ford – and fair play to him – will be 80 the month the movie finally arrives.

Furthermore, as had been previously rumoured, James Mangold (who most recently helmed Le Mans 66) is currently in line to direct the film. He’s not yet signed on the dotted line, but it very much sounds as though the job is his if he wants it.

More as we hear it.

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