Lucasfilm looks to be playing inside baseball with their latest hire. The upcoming Indiana Jones 5 will now be written by Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jon Kasdan. Jon is obviously the son of Lawrence Kasdan who wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark. The was originally set to be written by long time Steven Spielberg collaborator David Koepp, who wrote Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
I’m glad to see this hire. Kasdan seems to be a fan of these franchises and he was responsible for a lot of the cool Easter Eggs in Solo. The film is set to be directed by Steven Spielberg and is expected to begin production next April to hit a release date in July 2020.
There is no word on whether Kasdan is replacing Koepp’s script or if he is doing a polish on it, but there is still a lot of time before the ball really gets rolling here.