We all knew it would be happening at some point, but today Disney made it official after a couple years of speculation… Harrison Ford will be back to play Indiana Jones for director Steven Spielberg once more! Not only that but the as-of-yet untitled film has a release date:
July 19th 2019!
I’m so glad that everything worked out and that it will be Ford and not Bradley Cooper or Chris Pratt or someone else taking up the fedora and bullwhip. There really only is one Indiana Jones.
One thing I’m concerned with is his age, I’m not opposed with seeing old Indy in any way, rather I’m more concerned about what decade this will put him in. That character exists in a certain time, taking him out of that time would frankly be weird to me. I’d honestly be OK with him being as old as he is but existing in the same decade, like a bizarro version of The Simpsons.
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.