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Indiana Jones 5 delayed to July 29th, 2022 03 Apr, 2020 / 21 comments

Although it's had an indiscernible impact on the frequency of Mixnmojo news posts, the ongoing pandemic has naturally caused a number of film productions to be delayed, and Disney has announced revised release dates for a number of its upcoming tentpoles, among them Indiana Jones 5. The long awaited cursed sequel is now slated for July 29th, 2022.

While COVID-19 is as legitimate as reasons get, the fact is that the delays to this project are so reliable as to achieve drinking game status. For those counting at home (and we do recommend you do your counting there, per government guidelines), this is the third year-long postponement that the film has seen since its original announcement back in 2016, timing the movie's release to be an 80th birthday present for its star.

That is, if you believe Ford is still the star of this. After all, the film's been undergoing serious behind-the-scenes havoc even before viral outbreaks started getting in on the act, with Spielberg demoting himself to a producing role and Logan director James Mangold reportedly being pursued as his replacement.

So we'll see! But at this point, Vegas is saying that Zaarin's estimates are more trustworthy than anything Disney would have you believe about this movie.

Comments: 21 / Source: Variety

21 Comments

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    Agent Cooper on 24 Apr, 2020, 14:20…
    Fuck Mutt
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    municky on 13 Apr, 2020, 10:56…

    Colin

    Liam

    Colin

    Liam

    Squinkmaster

    Solution: Nazi time travel. Just send Indy back in time via mystical Lao Che shit to stop the Nazis again in the 30s. (Or bring Mutt along again for the Russians).

    AlfredJ

    Oh yeah I don't disagree. It's just that that CGI youth fountain/necromancy tool is even more creepy to me. But trying to cast another actor in that role was never going to really work, I agree. Even if they found some weird clone with the exact same looks and voice it'd be weird, it's about Ford being Ford. And the same goes for Indy for me really.





    Sounds good - but tell me - how do you get out the ROOOM.



    You get a key.



    ..How..



    No . but seriously... tell me.. how do you get out the ROOOM



    Well build a time bomb.

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    Colin on 12 Apr, 2020, 12:02…

    Liam

    Colin

    Liam

    Squinkmaster

    Solution: Nazi time travel. Just send Indy back in time via mystical Lao Che shit to stop the Nazis again in the 30s. (Or bring Mutt along again for the Russians).

    AlfredJ

    Oh yeah I don't disagree. It's just that that CGI youth fountain/necromancy tool is even more creepy to me. But trying to cast another actor in that role was never going to really work, I agree. Even if they found some weird clone with the exact same looks and voice it'd be weird, it's about Ford being Ford. And the same goes for Indy for me really.





    Sounds good - but tell me - how do you get out the ROOOM.



    You get a key.



    ..How..



    No . but seriously... tell me.. how do you get out the ROOOM
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    Liam on 12 Apr, 2020, 12:01…

    Colin

    Liam

    Squinkmaster

    Solution: Nazi time travel. Just send Indy back in time via mystical Lao Che shit to stop the Nazis again in the 30s. (Or bring Mutt along again for the Russians).

    AlfredJ

    Oh yeah I don't disagree. It's just that that CGI youth fountain/necromancy tool is even more creepy to me. But trying to cast another actor in that role was never going to really work, I agree. Even if they found some weird clone with the exact same looks and voice it'd be weird, it's about Ford being Ford. And the same goes for Indy for me really.





    Sounds good - but tell me - how do you get out the ROOOM.



    You get a key.



    ..How..

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    Colin on 12 Apr, 2020, 12:00…

    Liam

    Squinkmaster

    Solution: Nazi time travel. Just send Indy back in time via mystical Lao Che shit to stop the Nazis again in the 30s. (Or bring Mutt along again for the Russians).

    AlfredJ

    Oh yeah I don't disagree. It's just that that CGI youth fountain/necromancy tool is even more creepy to me. But trying to cast another actor in that role was never going to really work, I agree. Even if they found some weird clone with the exact same looks and voice it'd be weird, it's about Ford being Ford. And the same goes for Indy for me really.





    Sounds good - but tell me - how do you get out the ROOOM.



    You get a key.

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    Liam on 12 Apr, 2020, 11:56…

    Squinkmaster

    Solution: Nazi time travel. Just send Indy back in time via mystical Lao Che shit to stop the Nazis again in the 30s. (Or bring Mutt along again for the Russians).

    AlfredJ

    Oh yeah I don't disagree. It's just that that CGI youth fountain/necromancy tool is even more creepy to me. But trying to cast another actor in that role was never going to really work, I agree. Even if they found some weird clone with the exact same looks and voice it'd be weird, it's about Ford being Ford. And the same goes for Indy for me really.





    Sounds good - but tell me - how do you get out the ROOOM.
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    Scummbuddy on 09 Apr, 2020, 17:52…

    OzzieMonkey



    Nah, it would've been the Ultimate Talkie run in scummvm, they show the scummvm interface and the use of the adlib music is a dead giveaway.



    That's true. I did notice the ScummVM console and popup. Hmm I should have known from that it wasn't Special Edition but with the voices there I didn't think twice.

    And maybe I've been away too long to know there was more than the fan patches for MI 1&2 Special Editions that of course people would also port the voices to non special editions...
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    OzzieMonkey on 09 Apr, 2020, 06:27…

    Scummbuddy

    OzzieMonkey



    Oh my God, somebody tell Ron Gilbert, that's amazing! They actually fixed that in the Special Edition then, since Dread never drops you on Scabb after you find all the map pieces and you can still island hop.



    Did they? The version they were using was definitely "a" version of the Special Edition, as there was the voice pack but on old art. It may have been a version normally used for speed running that this guy was having his girlfriend play through for the first time, on twitch.



    Nah, it would've been the Ultimate Talkie run in scummvm, they show the scummvm interface and the use of the adlib music is a dead giveaway.
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    Scummbuddy on 09 Apr, 2020, 04:27…

    OzzieMonkey



    Oh my God, somebody tell Ron Gilbert, that's amazing! They actually fixed that in the Special Edition then, since Dread never drops you on Scabb after you find all the map pieces and you can still island hop.



    Did they? The version they were using was definitely "a" version of the Special Edition, as there was the voice pack but on old art. It may have been a version normally used for speed running that this guy was having his girlfriend play through for the first time, on twitch.

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    OzzieMonkey on 09 Apr, 2020, 03:58…

    Scummbuddy

    Just watched a twitch stream of Monkey Island 2 (itspizzzeria) and the player stumbled into a Walking Dead that I hadn't seen before. She never picked up the model lighthouse lens and her last map piece wasn't not recovered on Scabb. Dread dropped her back at Scabb and said he had to head back to Phatt to drop off supplies, so he was unusable from then on. She did try to "open telescope" in her inventory but Guybrush just says "This isn't Monkey Island 1". She was stuck and we had to dev console our way to teleport to the library and back.



    Oh my God, somebody tell Ron Gilbert, that's amazing! They actually fixed that in the Special Edition then, since Dread never drops you on Scabb after you find all the map pieces and you can still island hop.
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    Scummbuddy on 09 Apr, 2020, 03:01…
    Just watched a twitch stream of Monkey Island 2 (itspizzzeria) and the player stumbled into a Walking Dead that I hadn't seen before. She never picked up the model lighthouse lens and her last map piece wasn't not recovered on Scabb. Dread dropped her back at Scabb and said he had to head back to Phatt to drop off supplies, so he was unusable from then on. She did try to "open telescope" in her inventory but Guybrush just says "This isn't Monkey Island 1". She was stuck and we had to dev console our way to teleport to the library and back.
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    Laserschwert on 07 Apr, 2020, 08:45…
    Regarding a new Indy game, as a huge Uncharted fan I would love for Naughty Dog to tackle the franchise, but aside from the globe-trotting tomb-raiding third-person gameplay, an Indy game would need to be very different from Uncharted.

    The IJ-franchise isn't about huge gunfights or environmental setpieces (rolling boulder aside). To me the action in die Indy movies felt more personal and intimate (which is why I wouldn't call Ford the typical action movie actor) and translating that to an action video game can be difficult. I think "Emperor's Tomb" at least tried by shifting the focus towards fist-fights and improvised use of the environment as a weapon, but this felt more like Street Fighter or Double Dragon to me, not like every-man Ford hanging on for dear life, barely making it through (something Uncharted mostly gets right, even if Nathan Drake is more often than not a superhero as well).

    Then again, Fate of Atlantis, as great a masterpiece it might be, struggled including the action of the movies into the gameplay, so I guess I'd want a hybrid. How that should look I've got NO idea though.
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    Squinkmaster on 06 Apr, 2020, 13:40…
    Solution: Nazi time travel. Just send Indy back in time via mystical Lao Che shit to stop the Nazis again in the 30s. (Or bring Mutt along again for the Russians).

    AlfredJ

    Oh yeah I don't disagree. It's just that that CGI youth fountain/necromancy tool is even more creepy to me. But trying to cast another actor in that role was never going to really work, I agree. Even if they found some weird clone with the exact same looks and voice it'd be weird, it's about Ford being Ford. And the same goes for Indy for me really.



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    AlfredJ on 06 Apr, 2020, 10:05…
    Oh yeah I don't disagree. It's just that that CGI youth fountain/necromancy tool is even more creepy to me. But trying to cast another actor in that role was never going to really work, I agree. Even if they found some weird clone with the exact same looks and voice it'd be weird, it's about Ford being Ford. And the same goes for Indy for me really.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 05 Apr, 2020, 18:38…
    Harrison Ford IS Han Solo, though.
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    Rum_Rogers on 05 Apr, 2020, 12:59…

    AlfredJ

    I wouldn't mind some new video games though. At least an Uncharted reskin or Atlantis remake.



    Ditto! I'm afraid we'll be needing a proper movie reboot for actual new videogames.
    I think the times are mature to also make a new Indy game that can amaze without having to ba a graphic adventure game (which I would love of course).
    Something in the stile of Uncharted, triple A budget and lots of love for Indy.
    Hell, they might even use Ford's model if they really aren't into other people for the "role" :P
    I don't care, just give me some sweeeeet new Indy!
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    AlfredJ on 05 Apr, 2020, 09:31…
    I wonder if Disney was hoping that Alden Ehrenreich could be used as a reusable young Harry Ford if Solo would have been more successful. That movie was completely forgettable to me, but I at least did appreciate they went for a recast rather than that weird CGI de-aging thing they can't seem to stop using everywhere.

    I never really wanted a million Indy movies, and the only reason I was actually interested in this was because of the Spielberg/Ford involvement. But we'll see I guess. I wouldn't mind some new video games though. At least an Uncharted reskin or Atlantis remake. And I guess I could see them trying to do 30's Indy in the form of a Disney+ cartoon, like all the Star Wars ones they've been doing, although they might be hesitant about producing a zany cartoon series featuring a bunch of nazi's.
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    Bagge on 05 Apr, 2020, 08:48…

    jp-30

    Bagge

    Am I the only one who would rather see them recast Indy and set it in the 30s or 40s, than having an 80 year old Harrison Ford playing Indy in the 70s?



    Harrison can reprise Sean Connery's role.



    As Henry Ford Sr, or a movie about Mutt set in the 1970s?
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    jp-30 on 05 Apr, 2020, 01:41…

    Bagge

    Am I the only one who would rather see them recast Indy and set it in the 30s or 40s, than having an 80 year old Harrison Ford playing Indy in the 70s?



    Harrison can reprise Sean Connery's role.
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    Rum_Rogers on 05 Apr, 2020, 00:29…
    Nope, I'm totally with you.
    Been saying this since forever, if Indy is to be saved then we must get rid of the dogma that Harrison Ford IS Indiana Jones.
    It's plain wrong.
    Let's happily switch to a James Bond fashioned approach.
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    Bagge on 04 Apr, 2020, 10:38…
    Am I the only one who would rather see them recast Indy and set it in the 30s or 40s, than having an 80 year old Harrison Ford playing Indy in the 70s?

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