Indiana Jones 5 delayed again, until 2021

File photo of a movie still from an Indiana Jones film starring Harrison Ford (right) and Sean Connery.
File photo of a movie still from an Indiana Jones film starring Harrison Ford (right) and Sean Connery. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/INDIANA JONES

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harrison Ford's big-screen return as adventurer Indiana Jones has been pushed back until 2021, Walt Disney said on Tuesday.

It was originally scheduled for release in 2019 but that date was later pushed back to 2020.

The new delay follows reports last week in Hollywood industry publications that the script had not been finished and that a new writer was being brought in to polish it.

The film will reunite Ford with director Stephen Spielberg in the franchise created by filmmaker George Lucas, that has been a huge hit at the box office with four films.

The delay means Ford will be 79 when he appears as the fedora-wearing archaeologist in theatres.

The as yet untitled fifth film will come 13 years after Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. It received mixed reviews.

Ford's most recent movie appearances were in last year's Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.