Harrison Ford
Actor Harrison Ford waves as he arrives for a screening of his film "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in Tokyo June 5, 2008. The film opens in Japan June 21. Reuters/Yuriko Nakao

The delay in the release of “Indiana Jones 5” is now official. The premiere date of the movie has been pushed to 2021. The delay is reported to be because of problems with the script.

According to a report by Variety, the new release date of the film is July 9, 2021. The reason for the delay has been attributed to “issues with the script.”

The original draft of the script was written by David Koepp, who will now focus on writing the script and directing the movie “You Should Have Left.” The new script will be written by Jonathan Kasdan, son of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” screenplay writer Lawrence Kasdan.

Steven Spielberg will direct the movie. With this delay, he may focus his energies on his other projects like “West Side Story” and “The Kidnapping of Edardo Mortara.”

Harrison Ford is the only confirmed cast member of the film at the moment. The actor will be reprising his role as the whip wielding archaeologist and adventurer. Ford is currently busy voice-acting for the film “The Secret Life of Pets 2.”

There have been four movies from the franchise that have been released so far. The first one titled “Raiders of the Lost Ark” was released in 1981. The other films are “Temple of Doom” released in 1984, “The Last Crusade” released in 1989, and the most recent is the 2008 flick “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

Disney has also announce changes in the release dates of some of its other upcoming films. “Mary Poppins Returns” will be releasing on Dec. 19 and the Dwayne Johnson starrer “Jungle Cruise” will be opening on Oct. 11.

The plot of “Indiana Jones 5” is currently being kept under wraps. Casting and plot details may be revealed closer to when the actual production starts.