Fifth Indiana Jones Film Announced; Ford and Spielberg Both Onboard

Indiana Jones

An all-new adventure awaits Dr. Jones in 2019.

By Tony Antunovich @tonyantunovich

Legends don't die, so Disney has announced another Indiana Jones film, currently scheduled for release on July 19, 2019.

The yet-untitled fifth Indiana Jones project will feature Harrison Ford reprising his role as Dr. Jones and Steven Spielberg (who directed all four previous Indiana Jones movies) back behind the camera, plus producers Kathleen Kennedy -- now president of Lucasfilms -- and Frank Marshall. No other cast members have been announced as of yet.

"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 of The Walt Disney Studios in a statement. "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."

While Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), along with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), the latest entry in the franchise -- 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -- failed to meet expectations on both sides of the fence. To date, all four films earned nearly $2 billion at the box office globally.

Ford made his return his role as the iconic Han Solo in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and will be starring in the forthcoming sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 classic Blade Runner, alongside Ryan Gosling.

SOURCE: Disney

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