AceShowbiz - Disney has announced release dates for some of its upcoming movies, including a new date for "Indiana Jones V". The new installment of the adventure film series is pushed back a year from its scheduled date of July 10, 2020 to July 9, 2021.
The delayed release of "Indiana Jones V" is not surprising though, since in late June it was reported that the production had been delayed. Initially slated to kick off in April 2019 in the United Kingdom, the filming has been pushed back by months, if not a year.
The production is delayed as the key members of the creative team have yet to sign off on a finished script. But the script issues will likely be fixed soon as the studio has hired Jonathan Kasdan ("Solo: A Star Wars Story"), who is also the son of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" scribe Lawrence Kasdan, to replace David Koepp as the writer for "Indiana Jones V".
On Tuesday, July 10, Disney also announced release dates for "Maleficent 2" and "Jungle Cruise". The long-awaited sequel to the Angelina Jolie-starring movie is slated for a May 29, 2020 release, while the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson starrer is set to bow on October 11, 2019.
Christmas event film "Mary Poppins Returns" is moved up a week from December 25 to December 19 this year. In the new date, the family fantasy movie starring Emily Blunt will face an even tougher competition as "Bumblebee" and "Aquaman" are scheduled to be released on December 21.
Meanwhile, "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel gets a new title. Initially called "Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2", it has been simplified to "Ralph Breaks the Internet". The animated film's release date remains on November 21 this year.
Additionally, Disney announced a shift of release date for an untitled Marvel movie. The superhero film, which was originally scheduled for a July 30, 2021 release, is moved up several months to February 12, 2021. An untitled live-action Disney movie will now take over the July 30 date.