Everyone’s favorite archaeologist is coming back to theaters. Disney has just announced that Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg will return to the popular franchise as Indiana Jones 5 plans to open on July 19, 2019. The film, being touted as “not a reboot” reunites Ford as the titular character and Spielberg, who directed the previous four films. Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy are slated to produce the unnamed movie.
Both Ford and Spielberg have admitted to having interest of creating another Indiana Jones film in the past, and now it seems whatever roadblock held them up has been removed.
Press release regarding the announcement:
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.