‘Indiana Jones 5’ Officially Happening with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg
The fifth installment of the adventure franchise, which stars Harrison Ford in the titular role, will be released on July 19, 2019, 11 years after the fourth movie Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull was released.
Disney has released a statement that confirms when Dr. Jones will be back on the big screen.
“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.”
Spielberg has also confirmed that George Lucas, who created the character to pay homage to the action heroes of 1930s, will serve as executive producer.
“Of course I would never make an Indiana Jones film without George Lucas. That would be insane,” he said last June.
He also reassured fans that Ford’s hero will not meet his maker in Indiana Jones 5, saying: “I think this one is straight down the pike for fans. The one thing I will tell you is I’m not killing off Harrison at the end of it.”
The fourth installment of the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike, but it was a major box-office success while making nearly $800 million worldwide.
After Disney successfully continued the Star Wars franchise with 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and future installments, the company is trying to do the same with Indiana Jones.