Walt Disney Pictures has announced an untitled fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise with director Steven Spielberg and actor Harrison Ford returning.
A release date of July 19th, 2019 has been slated.
George Lucas has removed himself from Lucasfilm and it’s unlikely he’ll be penning the script.
After Ford returning to his iconic role as Han Solo in the $2 billion box office hit with The Force Awakens, it’s not hard to see why they wanted to bring him back for a fifth installment.
There had been some speculation that actors such as Chris Pratt could be taking over the role in a reboot of sorts. That doesn’t seem to be the case unless they recast Jones’ son Mutt.
Here is the official press release.
SPIELBERG AND FORD REUNITE AS INDIANA JONES RETURNS TO THEATERS JULY 19, 2019
Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.
“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”
Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.
Are you excited for one more adventure with Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones?