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:
Indiana Jones will swing into theatres later than initially expected: it moves to 7/10/20 from 7/19/19.
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.
Occasionally we reach a point in fandom where it feels like the snake has begun to eat itself. That’s the case with the latest news about the episode of Legends of Tomorrow that will air January 24th. You see, an important part of the episode, apparently, will be about keeping a young George Lucas from quitting film school.
Titled “Raiders of the Lost Art,” it seems that if Lucas never makes Star Wars or Raiders of the Lost Ark, neither Ray nor Nate will be inspired to pursue their respective careers in science or archeology. Lucas will be played by Matt Angel, and, well… this is crazy, right? This is the actual plot of an episode?
I mean, I’m honest to god not sure if I should be excited or frightened by this whole thing. When you go this far, it’ll either end up great or just be the worst thing ever. I honestly don’t think there’s an inbetween on this kind of thing.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie, it’s all about second seasons. Supergirl‘s been renewed for one, Daredevil‘s has now premiered on Netflix, and Attack on Titan‘s has been delayed. Besides that, we discuss the announced fifth Indiana Jones film, Space City Comic Con lawsuit, and new developments in the Geek Girl Chicago/Ron Ladao incident.
And we’re all adults. We can see the episode number. Let’s move on.
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.
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…
Hey, anyone want a fifth Indiana Jones movie? Well, Lucasfilm currently assumes you do as it seems they’re currently planning one.
There are literally no details about the project yet, as they lack even the idea for the plot at the moment. We also have idea if the aging (and injury prone) Harrison Ford would reprise the role or if they would recast the lead.
Is actually it a good idea? I’m not sure. I’m one of the few people who apparently really liked 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. If done right, another installment could be pretty great.