When the name “Indiana Jones” comes to mind, many people have positive associations with the intrepid archaeologist, treasure hunter, and adventurer who seeks out historical artifacts, defeats nefarious villains, and repeatedly saves the world (and who is usually partnered with plucky female companions).
Harrison Ford, the actor who plays Indy (and who also became iconic for playing Han Solo in the Star Wars films, which are popular with many Disney fans) is returning for yet another Indiana Jones film — but unfortunately for Indy and Disney, the reception this time is a whole lot less positive!
According to Hollywood Insider Overlord DVD, the new movie is ready for reshoots and audience testing — but six different endings of the movie have been shown to audiences, and the audience has reportedly rejected all of them!
According to Hollywood Insider Overlord DVD, “Indiana Jones 5 has been a troubled production, delayed a full year after this channel leaked the horrible things Kathleen Kennedy had planned for Indiana Jones. Now, after a year’s worth of reshoots and tinkering, Disney realizes that they have a disaster on their hands as test audiences reject every single version they’ve been shown!”
The new movie Disenchanted had to start reshoots and make adjustments after the failure of its own audience testing earlier this year, so attempts to fix films and edit them after initial audience testing is not uncommon.
There was already a lot of skepticism circulating when it came to another Indiana Jones movie, however, since the last one (which was released in 2008, was called Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and also starred controversial actor Shia LaBeouf) was a big failure.
This new movie is accompanied by rumors that Phoebe-Waller Bridge will take over the role at the end of the movie (with plans for a possible Disney+ series featuring her own character) since Harrison Ford confirmed his upcoming exit recently. Perhaps that is what has audiences so riled — but whatever the reason, things are supposedly so bad that Disney might shift gears and send the movie straight to Disney+ instead of theaters.
The Indiana Jones rides in Disney Parks might still be popular, and many Disney fans consider the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular to be a Disney vacation staple, but it sounds like Disney might have bitten off more than it can chew when it comes to another Indy movie!