Director Steven Spielberg Drops Out of ‘Indy 5’; James Mangold Courted To Take Over

Today, Variety announced that longtime Indiana Jones director Steven Spielberg will not be returning to direct the upcoming sequel. He will, however, stay on as a producer on the project. It was also revealed that director James Mangold is in talks to replace Spielberg on the project. Mangold recently was nominated for his work on Ford v Ferrari as well as 2017’s Logan. Harrison Ford is still attached to the projected as an elder Indiana Jones. Indiana  Jones 4 star Shia LaBauef is not expected to return even though the 2007 film revealed Idina had a son Mutt  Williams.

Indy 5 will hit theaters July 9, 2021

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