Indiana Jones 5 is the next movie being directed by Steven Spielberg, and now it’s learned it will be written by the writer behind the recent Disney Han Solo movie, Jonathan Kasdan.
Jonathan Kasdan, son of Lawrence Kasdan, is reported to have been brought on to replace David Koepp as the writer of Indiana Jones 5.
Disney has yet to officially make an announcement.
Indiana Jones 5 is currently being developed for a July 10, 2020 release starring Harrison Ford. It was previously reported the movie will start filming April 2019.
Collider offers Indiana Jones 5 will likely be the last time that Harrison Ford is featured in the franchise as the character will pass the baton to a younger actor or actress.
David Koepp wrote the previous movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and has been Steven Spielberg’s go-to writer including having worked on Jurassic Park, The Lost World and War of the Worlds, in addition to Spider-Man and Mission: Impossible.
Jonathan Kasdan also wrote The First Time and episodes of Dawson Creek.
Update: Deadline reports production on Indiana Jones 5 has been delayed by months or possibly even a year, which means it won’t make its July 2020 release date. Spielberg is said to be in pre-production on the West Side Story remake and is also looking to direct the historical drama The Kidnapping. Regarding Jonathan Kasdan, the report mentions he has yet to sign on, but will polish David Koepp’s first draft of the script.