Published: Thu, February 27, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Steven Spielberg Won't Direct 'Indiana Jones 5'

Steven Spielberg Won't Direct 'Indiana Jones 5'

Mangold broke out big on the genre radar with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine sendoff Logan, and scored some mainstream critical acclaim with Ford v Ferrari past year. Spielberg will remain involved "as a hands-on producer", but this will be the first time in the near 40 year history of Indiana Jones that Spielberg hasn't been in the director's chair.

According to Variety, the decision has been made by Spielberg himself, who says he wants to leave the franchise in the hands of a new generation.

It's insane to think that Spielberg would simply hand over the creative reigns to someone else after all this time, especially since this could be the last Indiana Jones with Ford in the main role. He most recently directed Ford v Ferrari, which picked up four Oscar nominations.

Steven Spielberg looks set to hand over the reins to his beloved Indiana Jones franchise to another director. This has occurred earlier than with Spielberg's previous motion pictures, in fact, with Jurassic Park three being directed by Joe Johnston and later installments exclusively involving him as a producer.

The road to Indiana Jones 5 has been one paved with obstacles, from talks of reboots to script problems; the fifth instalment has taken more than a decade of development.

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A fifth installment of the Indiana Jones The franchise feels as if it had been locked inside a decaying sarcophagus for eons, even though Hollywood did its best to crack the code since the launch of INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL CRYSTAL.

The new film is expected to hit theatres in July, 2021. Not only is Steven Spielberg widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers who ever lived, he's also been the only director whose ever handled the almost 40-year-old franchise, helming all four prior Indy flicks, starting with 1981's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Jonathan Kasdan (Willow, Solo: A Star Wars Story) had been previously working on rewrites of the script. Following the critically underwhelming X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Mangold was tapped to direct the clawed mutant's next movie, The Wolverine, which earned much better critical reception. Harrison Ford is still returning to play the titular professor/adventurer. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

He continued: "I'll give you a more appropriate answer, considering that I'm going to start doing Indiana Jones in about two months".

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