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Upcoming Steven Spielberg Movies: Indiana Jones 5, West Side Story, And More

Barbi Csernai



Upcoming Steven Spielberg Movies: Indiana Jones 5, West Side Story, And More

Steven Spielberg likes to stay busy.

He’s regularly deep into production on a new directorial effort – often completing two movies within a single year – and at the same time he’s always planning his next steps. It seems that at all times he’s both prepping his next massive blockbuster or riveting historical drama. And on top of all of that, Spielberg’s also usually busy producing something that you’re watching and enjoying immensely.

It always feels like a new Steven Spielberg project is right around the corner, and we’ve put together this guide to help you keep track of everything that he has cooking. There are numerous projects that Steven Spielberg has said that he’s directing, and others that he’s shepherding along through the rigors of the development process. Here are the films we expect Steven Spielberg to deliver in the next few years, along with all of the information that we know about them.

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West Side Story Steven Spielberg remake

Steven Spielberg has told many different kinds of stories over the course of his storied career, but never has he before ventured into the world of the musical. That will soon change. While Spielberg has also never been big on remakes, he’s been hard at work creating a brand new adaptation of the legendary and beloved hit West Side Story. First announced in January 2018, the film completed production in late 2019 and was on a path to hit theaters in December 2020… but then the pandemic happened. As such, the movie will now instead be one of the big titles that close out 2021’s year in cinema.

Release Date: December 10, 2021

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The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara

Steven Spielberg LOVES squeezing historical dramas that could contend for Oscars in between his popcorn blockbusters, so it shouldn’t surprise too many people that the director has become fascinated by the story in The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. Based on the novel by David Kertzer and adapted by Lincoln and Munich screenwriter Tony Kushner, the film will tell the story of a young Jewish boy who is secretly baptized then forcibly stolen from his parents to be raised Christian in 19th Century Italy. Spielberg already has locked up his newest lucky charm, Mark Rylance (Bridge of SpiesThe BFGReady Player One), to play Pope Pius IX – though it’s not entirely clear when production will begin. The film was initially scheduled to start production in early 2017 and be released later in the year, but Spielberg wound up making The Post instead.

Release Date: Unknown

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Jurassic World: Dominion

Jurassic World: Dominion

While Steven Spielberg hasn’t directed a Jurassic Park movie since The Lost World, he’s remained an incredibly important figure in the development of the franchise, and that very much extends to Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion. What makes this project particular fun and particularly noteworthy for Spielberg fans is that it will be the sequel that serves to tie the Jurassic World trilogy all the way back to the seminal film in the series, as it will be reuniting Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum for the first time since the original Jurassic Park.

Release Date: June 10, 2022

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Indiana Jones 5

In early 2020 things were looking really good for Indiana Jones 5, with Steven Spielberg looking to become one of the few filmmakers in history to helm the first five movies in a film series and Harrison Ford announcing that the start of production was only a few months away. Then things came apart a bit when it was announced that Spielberg was no longer directing the film and instead would be only producing. James Mangold has since come aboard, and we’ll have to wait and see if the production can hit the set July 2022 release date.

Release Date: July 29, 2022

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Steven Spielberg has had a complicated relationship with Robopocalypse, a sci-fi story based on the novel by Daniel H. Wilson. It’s a project that he’s been developing for nearly a decade, but he doesn’t seem to want to let it go. At times the story has attracted interest from all-star actors like Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway, and Ben Whishaw, and while Spielberg has said he no longer has plans to direct it himself, it’s currently on his list of projects as a producer and has Michael Bay attached to helm. The story is set during a so-called “New War” between an A.I. and humanity, with a tribe of Native Americans leading the rebellion against technology.

Release Date: Unknown


The Color Purple Musical

Back in 1985 Steven Spielberg directed the first adaptation of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple as an award-winning drama, but in the years since then the story has been adapted again on Broadway as a musical, and now that version of the story is getting its own big screen treatment. The stage show saw its original run stretch from 2005 to 2008, and it took nearly a full decade before it was announced that Steven Spielberg was teaming with Quincy Jones, Scott Sanders and Oprah Winfrey to make a movie – but now the project has real steam. In August 2020 it was announced that poet/playwright Marcus Gardley is penning the script for the new movie, and that Blitz Bazawule (Black Is King) is on board to direct.

Release Date: Unknown



Steven Spielberg and Bradley Cooper have not yet had the opportunity to collaborate as director-and-actor, but apparently the former dug the latter’s work on A Star Is Born, because Spielberg is attached to produce Cooper’s sophomore directorial effort. Maestro, which the actor-turned-director is co-writing with The Post screenwriter Josh Singer, will be a biopic about legendary composer Leonard Bernstein and follow his rise to become recognized as a music icon. Adding to the multiple hats he’s wearing on the production, Cooper will also be playing Bernstein and is joined in the cast by Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre (Bernstein’s wife), and Jeremy Strong as art critic John Gruen.

Release Date: Unknown

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The Talisman

Given that Steven Spielberg and Stephen King are both incredibly prolific artists who have been pop culture icons for decades now, it’s pretty insane that we haven’t seen more collaborations between the two men – but to date all that we have is the Under The Dome series that was based on King’s book of the same name and that Spielberg produced. Hopefully their list of shared credits will grow soon, however, as Spielberg developing a film adaptation of King and Peter Straub’s novel The Talisman. The fantasy story about an adolescent’s journey across America to save his dying mother has been floating around for a few years now, and it’s unclear when it might actually move towards production, but the legendary director has expressed passion for getting it made, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it will happen.

Release Date: Unknown

We’re always on the lookout for news and updates about projects Steven Spielberg is developing, so stay tuned for all of the latest!


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