James Mangold to replace Steven Spielberg in Indiana Jones 5Arjun Krishnan (Author) Published Date : Feb 27, 2020 18:08 IST
The Legendary director and three times Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg has confirmed that he will be stepping down from the ongoing project of Indiana Jones 5.
The 73-year-old has directed various masterpieces, including The Jurassic Park, The Extra-Terrestrial (E.T), Indiana Jones, The Adventures of Tin-Tin, and much more. As per reports, this popular sequel will be handed over to Oscar nominee and famous director James Mangold, for his outstanding screenplay of a sports-dramatic movie called "Ford VS Ferrari." However, this news is yet to be officially confirmed by Disney Lucasfilm.
James Mangold's notable work, which includes â€˜Loganâ€™ (An X-men Series), has become a blockbuster hit and grossed over $619 million all over the world. The Variety reports have also mentioned that Steven Spielberg will remain as the hands-on producer for this project of Indiana Jones â€“ 5. Spielberg solely takes the decision to step down, and he believes that the fresh talents need to be inhabited on this ongoing movie flick.
The most favorite lead character will be played by Harrison Ford, an adventurous archeologist who does the exploration of different ancient civilizations and recovers some precious artifacts. He also confirmed this news during the recent movie promotion of "The Call of the Wild," and the shooting is scheduled to start within a few months.
The original announcement for this movie was released during 2016, and due to various technical issues and script problems, the film was delayed, and the release date was postponed to July 2021. The last Indian Jones sequel (The Kingdom of Crystal Skull) was released in 2008, making a box office collection of more than $790 million worldwide.