James Mangold is in line to direct the next Indiana Jones film.

As big as this news it, it can’t just be us that doesn’t feel it’s a huge surprise. For the past few years, Steven Spielberg has been chatting in interviews about Indiana Jones 5, and there was a sense that there were lots of other films he’d prefer to be making. Now, with the movie finally set to start shooting later this year, the news arrives that Spielberg will not be directing the movie after all.

Instead, Spielberg will be taking on a producer role – albeit apparently quite a hands on producer role – with the new film, but that for the first time in the series, he won’t be helming. Instead, Logan and Le Mans 66 director James Mangold is now in talks to direct Indiana Jones 5, that’ll still see Harrison Ford in the lead role.

One by-product of the significant shuffle behind the camera is that a new release date delay is now feasible. The movie had a release date of July 2021, and it’d been already shunted back a year to get to that. Now, whilst no official announcement has been made, there’s a likelihood that more time will need to be built into the schedule.

As we hear more on Indiana Jones 5 we’ll let you know.

Variety

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