Indiana Jones 5: Frank Marshall Talks Status of James Mangold’s Sequel

Indiana Jones 5: Frank Marshall Reveals Status of the James Mangold-Directed Sequel

Indiana Jones 5: Frank Marshall reveals status of the James Mangold-directed sequel

Last February, Harrison Ford confirmed that production on the upcoming Indiana Jones 5 would be starting in a few months. However, plans quickly changed when it was suddenly announced that long-time Indiana Jones helmer Steven Spielberg had departed the project as the director with James Mangold (Logan) in negotiations to replace him. That’s why, many are wondering if this major setback could again delay the progress of Lucasfilm’s long-in development fifth installment.

Now, producer Frank Marshall has finally opened up about the project by revealing the current status. Speaking with Collider, Marshall has confirmed that James Mangold will indeed be taking over the directorial duties for Indiana Jones 5 and that they’ve just started writing on the script which is now under Mangold’s new creative direction.

“His love of the franchise. He’s a wonderful filmmaker. I think he also has a relationship with Harrison. It was all of the right pieces coming together, at the right time.” the producer said on why Mangold was the best choice for the project.

He also addressed on when production will finally be able to begin especially given the world’s current situation right now. “The number one thing, obviously, is the safety of everybody – the cast, the crew, and all of us. So, we’re looking at the guidelines that are coming slowly, from the health experts and the studios and the different parts of the business, and we’re just trying to incorporate everything, so we can move forward and be safe. It’s going to obviously slow things down, so we’re trying to adjust. You won’t see a lot of big crowd scenes, for example, for awhile. There won’t be any more craft service, so maybe that’ll be good for people, in keeping more fit. It’s a moving target right now. There are a lot of people working on the solutions, to be able to work and be safe.

RELATED: CS Soapbox: 5 McGuffins Indiana Jones Should Look for in Indy 5!

It was announced in February that Steven Spielberg, who directed all of the previous Indiana Jones films, had exited the project as director but will remain as a producer, which is when negotiations with James Mangold to take over began.

Indiana Jones 5 has been in development since 2016 with Spielberg and Ford returning in their respective roles and an original theatrical release date set for July 19, 2019, but was constantly pushed back after multiple rewrites came from Jonathan Kasdan, son of Raiders of the Lost Ark writer Lawrence after original writer David Koepp exited the project.

Before Spielberg gave up his directing duties, the film was previously scheduled to begin its production within 2020. However, due to Spielberg’s exit and the ongoing global pandemic, production has been delayed to a much later date. The highly-anticipated sequel is now scheduled to be released on July 29, 2022.

RELATED: Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy Confirms Indiana Jones 5 Is Not a Reboot

Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.

The post Indiana Jones 5: Frank Marshall Talks Status of James Mangold’s Sequel appeared first on


Video Games Movies / Film Music Nerd News Star Trek Nerd Trailers DC Comics Sci-Fi Television / TV Comic Books Movie News DC Cinematic Universe Movie Trailers News Comedy / Humor TV News Nintendo Wii Batman Technology Batman v Superman Superman Celebrities Music Videos Comic Strips TV Promos Wonder Woman Animation Marvel Comics Social Media Sports Arizona / AZ Stargate Superbowl Football Linkin Park Man of Steel Science Suicide Squad Xbox 360 DC Films Editorials Government Nintendo DS Box Office Comic Book News DC Television Universe Green Lantern Harley Quinn Microsoft Rock News Suns Twitter Videos Basketball Blogosphere Business DC Extended Universe Daily Deals Food / Beverage Marijuana Marvel Cinematic Universe PlayStation 3 Spider-man Staff News Super Bowl 50 The Joker Video of the Day Warner Bros. Web Development Wonder Woman Angry Birds Apple Aquaman Archie Comics Auctions Batgirl Birds of Prey Bizzaro Bizzaro Girl Bluetooth Books Bryan Fuller C4MULA CBS California California / CA Cartoons Chester Bennington Crime Customization DC Entertainment DC TV Dead by Sunrise Deaths Deep Space Nine Ebay Email Facebook Fanmade Features Federation Financial Florida / FL Fringe Gmail Google+ Greg Berlanti Hawkman Health Japan Julien-K Literature Luxury Martian Manhunter Mobile / Wireless Multiplayer Multitouch Music News NSFW Nevada / NV Nintendo 3DS No Warning Operating Systems Orgy PSN Papa Roach Pete's Dragon Press Releases Rap Music Reviews Rockstar Seth Macfarlane Software Software Update Sony Star Trek Beyond Streaming Media Supergirl Syko Sam SykoDeals SykoPoetry Tech News The Avengers The CW The Flash The Flintstones Themes Transportation Trekkers Trekkies Trekspertise United Family Music Voyager Walmart Warehouse 13 Website Tools Windows Windows 10 Windows Media Xbox Live iMac