- "His love of the franchise. He’s a wonderful filmmaker. I think he also has a relationship with Harrison. It was all of the right pieces coming together, at the right time."
- ―Frank Marshall on Mangold's involvement with Indiana Jones 5.[src]
In February 2020, coupled with the announcement that series veteran Steven Spielberg would be stepping away from directing the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones film series, it was reported that Mangold had entered into talks to direct the film. Two months later, Mangold was still locking down a deal with Lucasfilm Ltd. as the movie was delayed to 2022 due the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Mangold's involvement in the film was corroborated by producer Frank Marshall in late May 2020.
Mangold is perhaps best known for directing the sports drama Ford v Ferrari, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Among Mangold's other works are Cop Land (starring Frank Vincent), Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line and the X-Men films The Wolverine and Logan (starring Boyd Holbrook), the latter which earned Mangold a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the first for a superhero film.
Notes and references
- Steven Spielberg Won’t Direct ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ James Mangold in Talks to Replace (EXCLUSIVE) at Variety
- ‘Black Widow’ Takes ‘Eternals’ Fall Date, Sets Off Marvel Release Date Chain Reaction; ‘Mulan’ In Cinemas Late July; ‘Artemis Fowl’ To Disney+ at Deadline
- ‘Indiana Jones 5’: Frank Marshall Updates Us on Script, Praises New Director James Mangold at Collider