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Steven Spielberg will not direct Indiana Jones 5

February 26th, 2020 by Marc Comments

 

Well, this was unexpected…

Only a few days ago we reported on the upcoming Indiana Jones 5 and how it will, once again, be directed by the legend that is Steven Spielberg and yet, today it seems that this is no longer the deal.

News ha broken that Spielberg is standing down from directing the movies to hand the reigns to a new story teller who, at this moment, looks likely to be Ford V Ferrari and Logan’s James Mangold. Spielberg will remain as a producer.

While this is certainly a big change, it is being reported that a deal was not made with Spielberg so this means that preparations were not in place for Spielberg to direct yet, despite the movie set to begin in April.

Harrison Ford is still on board, so all is far from lost.

It is worth noting too that Mangold is a superbly talented director and perhaps a new voice is exactly what Indy needs, especially as Ford was recently quoted as saying he doesn’t want to give fans what they expect.

What do you all think? Can Indy still be Indy without Spielberg? Let me know your thoughts…

Indiana Jones 5 is still set for release on July 9th, 2021.

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….