Like it or not, another “Indiana Jones” film is on the way. After the events of “Indiana Jones 4” we aren’t sure if we should be excited or terrified of another installment, but if “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” taught us anything, it’s that there is always hope.
It was confirmed today that director Steven Spielberg and long-running star of the franchise Harrison Ford will reunite to create a fifth “Indiana Jones” film.
Disney has already set a date for the film, which is currently scheduled to premiere in your local cinema on July 19, 2019. Disney described the film as the, “fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series,” adding: “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.”
The statement continued:
“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.”
That 2019 release date will give fans and late-night talk show hosts plenty of time to dredge up the failings of the fourth film, from refrigerator blasts to alien skulls. Or you can pretend that the fourth one never happened, we won’t judge.