Indiana Jones 5 Director Slams Film Flopping Rumors

Few film franchises are as beloved as Indiana Jones. Although Disney now owns Star Wars, Marvel, and the entirety of 21st Century Fox, the IndianaJones The franchise still feels somewhat different and special, perhaps due to the limited amount of content Disney has squeezed out of the series inspired by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s B-movies. However, all of that is about to change very soon.

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Since 2008, the IndianaJones franchise consisted of four films, these being The Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), directed by Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). However, a fifth film is set to debut in 2023.

Of course, Harrison Ford will reprise his iconic role as Henry Jones Jr., better known as Indiana Jones. It was explicitly stated that it will be Ford last film with the franchise.

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It has been reported that test screenings of the new film are not going well, to say the least. A report claims that Disney tested six different endings for the upcoming film, and all of them left audiences less than satisfied. Some rumors even claimed that Disney was considering sending the movie straight to Disney+ lest it “flop” in theaters.

In a curious turn of events, however, director james mangold addressed the rumors head on, saying there were no test screenings. Mangold revealed this in a response to someone asking about drug testing on Twitter:

No. There was no screening.

mangold too denounced rumors of Indiana Jones replaced in the film. “Well, Paulo, it’s up to you who you believe – an anonymous troll named ‘basement dweller’ and ‘doomcock’ or the actual director of the film. No one will ever replace Indiana Jones. Not in no any script. Not in any cut. Never discussed.

News recently broke that Disney was developing a IndianaJones series for his Disney+ streaming service, although Disney hasn’t officially confirmed the project. Rumors have swirled about Indy’s fate in the upcoming film, with Ford even hinting at his time when the beloved character could meet a real end.

The untitled Indiana Jones 5 The film is set to be released on June 30, 2023.

Are you looking forward to “Indiana Jones 5”?

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