Yes it's true: Indiana Jones is coming back, and so is his director.
Walt Disney Studios announced this morning that a fifth Indiana Jones movie will arrive in theaters on July 19, 2019, with Harrison Ford returning to star and Steven Spielberg once again directing. The series' longtime producers, Kathleen Kennedy (now head of Lucasfilm) and Frank Marshall, will produce the movie. There's no title yet, and no word on whether a finished script exists, but I'm sure more information will be forthcoming as this project ramps up.
Ford and Spielberg last teamed for 2008's less-than-well-received Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and for the past few years the word seemed to be "reboot," with stars like Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper in the rumor mill to take over the role and give it a younger face. But all that is moot now. The original Indy is coming back, and Steven Spielberg will once again be cracking the whip behind the camera.
Read the full press release right below and let us know: Are you excited about Harrison Ford putting on the fedora one more time?
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.