Rumor: ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Now Being Written By ‘This Is Us’ Creator; Learn Plot Details of Jon Kasdan’s Abandoned Draft [Updated]

/Film | 7/9/2021 | Ben Pearson
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Update: We’ve heard from a source close to the production that some of this rumored information is inaccurate. Read on for the details.

Now a new rumor says This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman is the latest writer to come on board, and that his new script will have an entirely different premise than Kasdan’s. Find out what Kasdan’s story was going to be about below.

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Jason Ward over at MakingStarWars reports that Indiana Jones 5 will now be written by Dan Fogelman, the creator of the weepy NBC mega-hit This Is Us and the writer of films like Cars, Fred Claus, Last Vegas, and Life Itself. According to MSW’s sources, Fogelman is apparently switching up the whole premise of the movie from what Kasdan was working on. The report says:

My sources believe the idea for the Kasdan Indy 5 script Jon Kasdan was working on focused on the Walbrzych Gold Train legend. Supposedly, a train full of Nazi gold went missing near the Polish city of Walbrzych . The train departed from Breslau with gold, masterpieces, weapons and other unknown priceless artifacts. It was then hidden in a series of mines dug by the Nazis.

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We have reached out to our own sources and will update this post should we learn anything else.

Update: One of our own sources close to the production reveals that Kasdan’s script did not involve the Nazi gold train story, but confirmed that Kasdan is no longer working on the project. We haven’t been able to...
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