The director would take over from Steven Spielberg.
Two-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker James Mangold is in talks to direct the upcoming Indiana Jones 5, taking over the role from Steven Spielberg, who will still be involved as a hands-on producer for the film.
This shows that Disney is supporting Mangold, who had massive success at 20th Century Fox with hits like Logan, Walk the Line, Knight and Day, and The Wolverine. Already, the director is attached to another two projects for the studio, including a Bob Dylan project starring Timothée Chalamet, and a feature adaptation of Don Winslow’s bestseller, The Force, with Matt Damon attached to star.
It would seem that in the same way Spielberg passed the torch for the Jurassic Park universe to Colin Trevorrow, he is handing the reins of the Indiana Jones series to Mangold.
Harrison Ford is still attached to star in the project, which is set to begin filming in the coming months with Jonathan Kasdan writing the screenplay, after David Koepp left the project.
Indiana Jones 5 is still currently set for release on July 9th, 2021.