On March 14 Harrison Ford announced that he is gearing up for Indiana Jones 5. Steven Spielberg, who directed the first four, is going to be returning for the newest Indiana Jones. The movie will come to theaters July 19, 2019.
Despite earlier rumors Ford will have the role of Indiana Jones. It was thought that Ford, who will be 76 at the time of the release would not continued and possibly Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper or Robert Pattinson would take on the character.
Lucasfilm began the film series in 1981 with the prequel, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, was released in 1984, followed by a sequel,Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in 1989. A fourth film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released in 2008 and co-starred Shia LaBeouf. In total, the movies have earned nearly $2 billion at the global box office.
The official announcement said, “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.”