Steven Spielberg likes to stay busy. Normally, he’s deep into production on a new directorial effort, like the Oscar-winning Bridge of Spies. Other times, he’s planning his next few steps as an iconic filmmaker, prepping the next massive blockbuster or riveting historical drama. And when all else fails, Spielberg’s usually incredibly busy producing something that you’re probably watching, and enjoying immensely.

With the recent announcement that he’s putting Indiana Jones 5 on his radar, though, Spielberg sends ripples through a series of previously announced projects on the director’s packed schedule. There are numerous projects that Steven Spielberg has said that he’s directing, and others he just keeps tethered to his side, hoping for a window to open up. Here are the 6 projects we expect Steven Spielberg to deliver, along with all of the information that we know about them at the time:

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 in between The BFG and his anticipated adaptation of Ready Player One, the director recently added Kidnapping, the story of a young boy who is secretly baptized, then forcibly stolen from his parents to be raised Christian. Spielberg already has locked up his newest lucky charm, Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), to play Pope Pius IX.

Release Date: Quarter Four, 2017

Ready Player One
Ready Player One
A perfect marriage of material and man, Ready Player One finds Steven Spielberg adapting an incredibly entertaining and pop culture-infused teenage adventure that’s set in a futuristic society where humans engage in a virtual landscape known as the OASIS. Since Ready was clearly inspired by Spielberg’s trademark method of storytelling, it’s fitting that he’s helming the big-screen translation. Casting is underway, and this one has a release date in hand. 

Release Date: March 30, 2018

Indiana Jones 5
Indiana Jones 5 
Steven Spielberg’s long-range plans snapped into focus when he announced that Indiana Jones 5 would be on his production schedule, with Harrison Ford returning for one more adventure in the title role. We don’t know much (if anything) about the plot, but we know that producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will be on hand to help guide Indy’s latest ship. Can the legendary team rebound from the disappointing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? We’ll find out in 2019.  

Release Date: July 19, 2019

It’s What I Do
It’s What I Do
After Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg’s schedule becomes more of a guessing game. The director often has multiple projects hovering near his fingertips, and It’s What I Do sounds like one of those Oscar-friendly historical biopics that Spielberg likes to pair with his blockbusters, meaning it COULD come out in 2019 after Indiana Jones 5, still giving the director a foot in the Oscar race that year. The movie tells the story of wartime photographer Lynsey Addario, and reports had Jennifer Lawrence interested in playing the part for Spielberg. With that pedigree, we can see this movie happening, and sooner rather than later. 

Release Date: TBD

Robopocalypse
Robopocalypse
If the Jennifer Lawrence photography drama was left in limbo after the announcement of Indiana Jones 5, then Robopocalypse might officially be back on the shelf – or in danger of landing in another director’s hands. Based on a novel by Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse plans a New War between an A.I. and a band of Native Americans who are rebelling against rebellion technology. Spielberg has been circling this one for years. Now it sounds like it will be years before we ever see it on the big screen.  

Release Date: TBD

As if that doesn’t keep him busy enough, Steven Spielberg also has his finger in these upcoming blockbusters.

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