Indiana Jones V Delayed One Year

Indiana Jones V Delayed One Year

There has been a big reshuffle of release dates for Disney movies. All of them have been delayed at least a few months. Now some of this is understandable. The Covid Coof looks like it is finally going from pandemic to endemic status, so a brief delay while people get used to going back to the theaters makes sense.

Also, there is the serious possibility of a strike by the production workers union. The gaffers, key grips, and lighting techs have had enough and want to be treated like human beings. A shocking idea in Hollywood. It will take some getting used to. There has been a deal announced by the union but the members don’t like it and may not approve it.

That would explain the minor delays.

But Indy has been kicked back a full year. That means major trouble behind the scenes.

What makes this odd is that the delay was announced before the announcement of Kathleen Kennedy’s contract extension. The negotiations are done, the deal is in stone and she has signed it…but Chapek hasn’t put his signature on it yet. It was still sitting on his desk when the delay was announced.

The behind the scenes gossip is that as recently as two weeks ago everyone on set was confident of hitting their target date of next summer. But over the weekend they went into panic mode and it had nothing to do with the impending strike.

My first guess would be that Ford was injured again and they are covering it up. However, yesterday all of the shill sites released similarly worded stories that Ford was back on the set and doing fine.

Okay, maybe he is. They might not be lying. It’s a possibility. It’s happened before once or twice.

Assuming Ford is capable of working then the delay has to be caused by massive reshoots.

There were script leaks and some aspects were clearly true. There have been pictures of 79-year-old Indy in Nazi Germany. Assuming the rest of the leaks are true and Indiana Jones was going to get the Luke Skywalker treatment good and hard, it’s possible that the brakes have been thrown on to try and rescue Indy from being Kay-Kayed into franchise death.

This project was greenlit during Bob Iger’s shadow CEO administration. It’s possible that Chapek was being assured by the “creative types” that Phobe Waller-Indy was going to” bring in a whole new audience.” However, he’s been listening to the merchandising people more and more, (the guys who sell the toys) and they have to be screaming about how this is going to be yet another franchise destroying Last Jedi.

I strongly suspect major rewrites and reshoots are now underway.

IF there is another delay there is no way that they can justify the expense of continuing this production to the institutional shareholders. The movie will be canceled.

Kay-Kay’s current contract runs out on Halloween night this year. While I still expect Kathleen Kennedy’s contract to be signed, Chapek has to be annoyed with her performance. The last-minute delay in signing is his little way of playing trick-or-treat on her.

Okay I’m done here.

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  • Kyle Reply

    Indy 5 is going to take place in nazi Germany and it’s a sequel from number 4? So geriatric indy is going back from fighting commies to fighting nazi’s again? Surely Kennedy wouldn’t be that intellectually lazy as to put indy in a time travel movie. That would just be stupid.

    October 20, 2021 at 2:56 pm
    • Talos Valcoran Reply

      There’s no need to offend stupidity like that.

      October 20, 2021 at 4:32 pm
    • GW Reply

      Say what you will about Crystal Skull but it at least tried to move the timeline forward and give him someone different to fight again

      October 20, 2021 at 10:20 pm
      • freddie Reply

        Indy 4 was okay, not spectacular. Ranking the Indy movies, 1 & 3 are tied for first place, and then 2 & 4 are tied for last place. Honestly, in my list 4 probably juust edges past 2. I have no interest in Indy 5 — the series ended just fine w/ #3.

        October 22, 2021 at 5:24 pm
    • jorgen Reply

      Indie should be fighting racist nurses and orderlies in an old folks home for Indie 5. I’d like to see him cracking the whip on some healthcare workers. Only problem is even if they had the sense to do that story I couldn’t watch it because its Disney.

      October 23, 2021 at 3:03 am
  • Talos Valcoran Reply

    So, when does the new director take over?

    October 20, 2021 at 4:32 pm
  • Freddo Reply

    Ask people whether they would mind if Indy V takes place before Crystal Skull and the response in order of popularity will be: 1> Crystal Skull, don’t recall that movie, 2> in my head canon Crystal Skull never happened, 3> don’t mind at all, it is only a movie, 4> ow noes, 5> I’m so excited to get my expectations subverted like they did in James Bond.

    October 20, 2021 at 4:49 pm
  • EXALT Reply

    “a brief delay while people get used to going back to the theaters makes sense.”
    Is that supposed to comfort me for the lack of an Auntie Brie movie next year?
    “Indiana Jones was going to get the Luke Skywalker treatment good and hard”
    An entire movie with the main character moving and acting like a robot sounds less than optimal.
    In other Disney news, Eternals premiered in Los Angeles two days ago: we now know the leak from seven months ago was real. Feast on it: https://www.reddit.com/r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers/comments/mgl81j/eternals_uncut_plot_leak_user_who_has_seen_early/
    Moreover, this happened: “When it comes to the pandemic, not even Eternals are immune. Four stars of the upcoming Marvel film — Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, and Lauren Ridloff, as well as director Chloé Zhao — sat out Elle’s Women in Hollywood event on Tuesday following possible exposure to COVID-19, with Disney confirming that appearances during the film’s press tour would remain virtual for now. “Earlier today we were made aware of a possible exposure to COVID-19, and while all of our talent have tested negative, out of an abundance of caution, we are pivoting to virtual appearances rather than in-person events,” a Disney spokesperson confirmed to EW on Tuesday.” Make of that what you will.

    October 20, 2021 at 7:07 pm
  • Brick Hardslab Reply

    I hope it’s a Iron Sky Nazis on the moon and in Antarctica deal. They’ve built a 1930’s Nazi Disneyland.

    That’s a movie I would watch.

    October 20, 2021 at 9:27 pm
  • furor kek tonicus Reply

    Ta-Niggasi Coates is writing the next Superman movie and JewJew is producing. *NOW 25% ORIGINAL CONTENT*

    October 21, 2021 at 12:08 am
  • Wazdaka Reply

    Going to see most Hollywood films at the cinema feels like I’m gatecrashing a Muslim wedding.
    I’m not wanted, and there’s no booze, so why bother?

    October 21, 2021 at 10:48 am
  • Silent Draco Reply

    The “behind the scenes” bit with the strike has more impact and delay than injured talent. Nothing happens on set or location, period: no B-roll or anything. No setpieces or backdrops get moved or touched, no lighting or related electrical work for any purpose. Nothing to feed scene renderers, either, so CGI stops.

    Think of a port shutdown triggered by the container crane operators slowing down a bit, and then walking off. It takes a lot of time to get back up to speed. Same effect.

    The old man could be CGI’d, if …

    IF …

    October 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm
  • MrUNIVAC Reply

    “Franchise-destroying Last Jedi” implies that there was an Indiana Jones franchise to destroy in the first place. As I’ve said before, Crystal Skull made a lot of money, but almost everyone who saw it agrees that it was kind of a bad film. This probably has the suits convinced that the new one will print money, but it could have the Batman vs. Superman effect where people who were pissed off by the last one don’t come out for and evangelize the next one. I don’t know if Crystal Skull destroyed the franchise, but I think most of the moviegoing public puts it in the same category as The Phantom Menace – overhyped, silly, and deeply disappointing.

    This movie already has that strong headwind going against it, before even considering the toxic qualities of the woman helming it.

    October 21, 2021 at 4:13 pm
  • Herman Sheeple Reply

    Thank God for Doomcock and his network of Hollyweird spies. That talentless femi*azi ass-licking glorified former coffee goffer to Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy nearly destroyed another great franchise. No doubt the year delay is to reshoot and erase all of KK’s “woke” BS. Indiana Jane would have spelled the end. Hard to believe Disney is going to renew KK’s contract after the billions of dollars and millions of fans she has already lost the Star Wars IP. Star Wars is dead to me personally and Mark Hamill forever a soy sucking sellout like the pathetic shill Patrick Stewart.

    October 22, 2021 at 9:12 pm

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