Take five! On Tuesday, March 15, Disney announced plans to make a fifth Indiana Jones movie starring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg.
“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 Disney chairman Alan Horn in a statement. “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.”
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and her husband, Frank Marshall — who worked on the first four Indiana Jones films under the Paramount umbrella — will produce the upcoming release in the series recently acquired by Disney.
Ford, 73, and Spielberg, 69, have worked together on every Indiana Jones movie to date. The last film was 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in which Ford acted opposite a then-21-year-old Shia LeBeouf, who played his son.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers meant for LeBeouf, 29, to become Ford’s successor in the franchise, but the plan proved unsuccessful.
The as-of-yet-untitled next installment of Indiana Jones is set to hit theaters July 19, 2019.
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