Not News: INDIANA JONES 5 Allegedly On Track To Open In 2020

Remain calm. Or hysterical, as the case may be.

Three things I need y'all to know about me right now: 

  1. I am a big-ass Indiana Jones fan.
  2. I neither want nor need a fifth Indiana Jones movie and think it's a bad idea.
  3. I am committed to covering every aspect of Indiana Jones 5 until the bitter end.

Which brings us to this post, a nutritionless waste of time for both you, the reader, and me, the absolute chump outlined in the three statements above. Just last week I ran this post, which theorized that Steven Spielberg's next two movies would be the As-Yet-Untitled-And-Wildly-Ill-Advised Fifth Indiana Jones Movie and an updated take on West Side Story.

This morning, it started looking like West Side Story might actually be next, rather than Indiana Jones 5. Now the Hollywood Reporter is basically confirming this information, while layering just a smidge of new Indiana Jones 5 gossip into their report. Namely: Indy 5 will shoot next year, with the aim to have the film in theaters sometime in 2020.

To this, they add the following:

That, however, is not stopping him from actively working on West Side Story, which started its casting search this week. The move, which prompted speculation that West Side could be his next movie, is expected to take some time since Spielberg is planning an extensive search to find the right actors.

In other words, it sounds like Spielberg's going for yet another one-two punch, working on one project (in this case, West Side Story) while prepping the next. As always, that sounds like a lot of work, but The Beard is a machine; my man could probably juggle these $200M projects in his sleep at this point.

So, there you have it. An extremely slight, mostly insigificant update to the Indiana Jones 5 post we ran exactly one week ago. I look forward to sharing many, many more posts of this kind with you, the gentle BMD readership, as we draw ever closer to this almost-sure-to-be-disappointing-sequel's arrival in 2020.