Well this is a pleasant surprise! Disney has just announced that the long rumoured plans for a fifth Indiana Jones adventure have some truth to them after all. Steven Spielberg is set to return alongside Harrison Ford as the titular hero for a 2019 release date! Hit the jump for all the details.
Despite rampant rumours for a number of years now, I don’t think anyone actually expected this announcement. That isn’t to say it’s not exciting (it most definitely is), just a bit surreal. Nevertheless, Indiana Jones 5 has been officially confirmed for a July 19th, 2019 release date and is set to feature the return of Harrison Ford as well as long time Indy director, Steven Spielberg! Plot details are nil for the time being, but the fact alone that the duo responsible for 3 (it’s odd how they just skipped the 4th movie isn’t it?) of the greatest action/adventure films of all time is returning for another is outstanding news.
Check out the official release:
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.
How Harrison Ford does it is beyond me, but you don’t question a good thing. Are you excited for a fifth Indiana Jones film? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to check back in to OTL News for all the latest!