Disney has just announced that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will reunite for Indiana Jones 5, which has been scheduled for release on July 19, 2019.
The project has yet to be titled, but you can be sure it will serve as some sort of context to the artifact or location in the film. All the major players will be involved on the project, including producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. More on the story below.
There is really no need to dive into how iconic this franchise is, and even though it took somewhat of a minor stumble with Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, fans can breathe easy knowing that at least one of the producers behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is on board for Indiana Jones 5.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted should any developments come in.
Here’s the full press release that was e-mailed to us earlier today:
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.
â€œIndiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we canâ€™t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,â€ said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. â€œItâ€™s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldnâ€™t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.â€
Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981â€™s Raiders of the Lost Ark â€“ one of AFIâ€™s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time â€“ and later thrilled audiences in 1984â€™s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989â€™s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008â€™s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.