Well, almost another year has passed, which means it’s time to check in on the progress of the proposed fifth Indiana Jones movie. We first heard rumblings about the movie in the spring of 2015, and last year we were teased with a 2019 release date. Well, this time we have some bad news for you, as it seems like you’re going to have to wait a bit longer.
Earlier today THR’s Borys Kit posted the following to Twitter:
The delay isn’t exactly the most exciting thing to hear, and we really don’t know why it’s happening for sure. Likely the the only reason for the move is to make room for the “Let’s pretend this CGI movie is Live Action” Lion King film which has now snagged the 2019 slot.
I think we’ll survive the wait though.
The Blade Runner sequel is one of those things where I can’t decide whether or not it’s a brilliant idea or a terrible one. But regardless of how it turns out, it’s a thing that is happening and we all have to be okay with it.
Anyway, this thing that is happening, and now we know who is going to actually be in it. Besides Harrison Ford (who is reprising his role from the original) and Ryan Gosling (who’s expected to play the lead), it’s now been confirmed that Dave Bautista and Robin Wright will also star. Audiences know Wright from House of Cards, and Bautista is, of course, best known for Guardians of the Galaxy.
The film is scheduled to go into production this summer with a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Denis Villeneuve is directing the film, with Ridley Scott taking the role of executive producer. It’s a solid team, but making a sequel to Blade Runner is still a daunting task.
I guess we’ll all find out if they pull it out when Blade Runner 2 comes out on January 12, 2018.
Almost a year ago we talked about how Lucasfilm was contemplating a fifth Indiana Jones film. We knew literally nothing about it though, and words and phrases like “prequel” and “recasting Dr. Jones” got tossed around in the wild hypotheses of the Internet’s back hallways.
Well, it’s 2016 and concrete information is now available.
It turns out, it’s not a prequel — and the septuagenarian Harrison Ford will return to don the brown fedora and whip yet again. Steven Spielberg will direct, and the as-of-yet untitled sequel has a release date too: July 19, 2019.
I’m excited, but as I’ve said before I’m one of the few people who actually enjoyed Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It’s not as good as Raiders of the Lost Ark or Last Crusade, but it’s a hell of a lot better than Temple of Doom. Temple of Doom is literally one of my least favorite movies ever. I also really enjoyed cranky-old Harrison Ford in The Force Awakens, so there’s that too.
But I have a feeling I’m going to be in the minority on this one…
We all remember when Harrison Ford broke his leg on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Well, now the man has gone and crashed his plane.
Ford was flying his World War II era plane when, due to engine problems, he was forced to take it down on a golf course. He was taken to a hospital afterwards, but his injuries weren’t life threatening (although he’s broken his pelvis and ankle
). We’re happy Harrison Ford is (mostly) fine, and we’d like to make a simple request of Mr. Ford:
Harrison Ford, please stop hurting yourself.
We like you Harrison Ford. We find you entertaining. We’re disappointed that Blade Runner 2 is happening, but we’d like to see you keep acting in other things. So please Harrison Ford, please… you’re 72. Be more careful, okay?