Disney Announces Dates For 'Jungle Cruise' and 'Maleficent 2', 'Indiana Jones 5' Pushed Back to 2021
Indiana Jones 5 now has a new release date of July 9, 2021. The fifth installment was delayed to script issues. Not to mention Steven Spielberg who is helming the fifth film has a busy schedule.
Disney also announced other film news. Dwayne Johnson's Jungle Cruise will open October 11, 2019. Angelina Jolie's fairy tale follow up Maleficent 2 will hit theaters on May 29, 2020.
Walt Disney Animation Studios is changing Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 to simply Ralph Breaks the Internet. Ahead of its November 21 release date.
Mary Poppins Returns is moving up from December 25 to December 19. The Emily Blunt-Lin-Manuel Miranda led musical is Disney's event film for December. Although it will face competition from Bumblebee and Aquaman which open on December 21.
Jonathan Kasdan has been brought on to write the new script for Indiana Jones 5. Harrison Ford will be 79 when the film hits theaters. David Koepp, the original screenwriter for the film is no longer available to work on the project. He is now focused on directing his Blumhouse feature You Should Have Left.
Disney is also shifting some Marvel release dates an untitled Marvel film title has been moved up to February 12, 2021 instead of the latter of July 30, 2021. Instead a live-action Disney film will open in that date.
Some intriguing schedule shifting is going on at the Mouse House.