Yesterday, Disney unleashed a wave of new release dates for everything from Star Wars Episode IX to The Lion King, but something you may have missed amidst all the excitement is the fact that one of Marvel’s Phase 4 movies – if there is indeed a Phase 4 – has now been delayed.
Originally set to be released on July 10th, 2020, it’s now arriving on August 7th, 2020 instead. That’s because the fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise has taken that July slot. Why? Well, an official reason hasn’t been revealed, but chances are that Disney wants to give the movie more time to play to summer audiences in order to ensure that it does strong box office business. After all, it’s clear that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has reduced interest in the series while Marvel films, on the other hand, are a hit regardless of when they’re released.
If this 2020 mystery movie is something like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, then an August debut is no bad thing, but it’s also possible that the studio hasn’t decided what will take that spot just yet. After all, there are any number of Marvel franchises in need of a sequel, including Doctor Strange and Captain America, so it’s hard to say at this point what it could be.
Circling back to Indiana Jones 5 though, and you can now expect Harrison Ford’s iconic archaeologist to swing into theatres in July 0f 2020. That’s still quite far off, but tell us, what are you hoping to see from Indy’s fifth big screen outing? Sound off in the usual place with your thoughts.