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‘Indiana Jones 5’ is on the way. It just doesn’t have a director

Steven Spielberg has reportedly dropped out of the project

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“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”
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Multiple reports suggest that Steve Spielberg will not direct a future “Indiana Jones” film, signaling the end of a multi-film run that saw Spielberg lead the franchise.

What’s going on?

  • Spielberg — who has directed the four “Indiana Jones” films beginning with “Raiders of the Lost Ark” — has dropped out of the project, according to Variety.
  • James Mangold, who directed “Logan” and “Ford v. Ferrari,” is reportedly in talks to take over the franchise.
  • Spielberg will stay on as a producer though, Entertainment Weekly reports.
  • An unnamed source told Vanity Fair that Spielberg wanted to “let a new director and a new generation give their perspective to the overall story and this film.”

Classic Spielberg move

  • As Entertainment Weekly reports, Spielberg let Colin Trevorrow and J.A. Bayona take on the “Jurassic World” films from him.

When does ‘Indiana Jones 5’ come out?

  • “Indiana Jones 5” has been in the works since 2016 when it was announced Harrison Ford would return for the project.
  • Disney pushed the project back. Its current release date is July 21, 2021.
  • Ford said he planned to start filming “Indiana Jones 5” in two months, according to Entertainment Weekly.