Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford Reuniting for Fifth ‘Indiana Jones’

'Indiana Jones': Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford
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Director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison ford will make a fifth “Indiana Jones” film, to screen July 19, 2019, Disney announced Tuesday.

The release from the studio describes “a 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.”

Production of a new installment about the swashbuckling archaeologist fits with Disney’s strategy of focusing on big-budget franchise films that can attract big audiences but also provide myriad spin-off ancillary opportunities via other media, theme park attractions and merchandising. The first Indiana Jones film, “Raiders of the Los Ark,” debuted in 1981. The last, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” came in 2008.

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn called the Jones character “one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history,” adding, “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.”

The four previous Jones films — including 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” and 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” have brought in nearly $2 billion in box office worldwide.

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  1. Russ says:

    UNIQUE in cinema, every INDY tale starts with a date; as he stumbles upon a new adventure during his lifetime. This IS a character-people- who ages! Thank God this is finally happening with Harrison and Steven…..Talking of God, I’d go for a story about THE TURIN SHROUD……
    ” INDIANA JONES and the SHROUD of MYSTERY ” . anyone?
    Till the long wait ( july 2019) I’ll be satisfying myself by viewing youtube spoof Han/ Indy, in: STAR WARS 7 LONDON FILMING.

  2. Kay says:

    Please make a replacement of the main actor. I was a huge Harrison Ford fans, especially with his role in Indiana Jones and Han Solo. But after saw the movie Star Wars 7 (*SPOILER* some people know what happened in the movie in the end). I would prefer a new actor in the movie, maybe Christ Pratt or Bradley Cooper. And yes, like someone has written below…….take Jar Jar Abrams FAAAAAARRRRR AWAY from it.

  3. Chris says:

    Please add something in there to pass the torch. And let it be passed to Chris Pratt. He’d make an awesome adventurer!

  4. Christian says:

    Awesome, BUT please make sure it’s a great action movie with Ford front and center; don’t make it a comedy (do not make him bumbling); don’t make it a family story; Great set pieces and great action sequences… make it like the first two, forget Crusade and Crystal Skull.

  5. Chris James says:

    No! Stop while you’re ahead. Only alternative is to start Indiana Jones from scratch (kind of like Chris Nolan did with The Batman series) again but cast Jon Hamm as Indiana Jones.

  6. Jeff Bowles says:

    Please, view the first three films for the cinema “look” before ordering the film stock or making choices for the new film. The fourth film looked so different from the previous three, that it seemed to have a brighter and less ominous feel.

  7. Lynne Sands says:

    They’ve got to be kidding! The last one was awful. I have all the respect in the world for this creative team, but they should be adult enough to realize that this story is done.

    • peterbruells says:

      I don’t think that the story is done. As with the words of Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen “Nothing never ends”.

      Consider Don Rosa’s and Carl Bark’s treasure hunter stories with Scrooge McDuck and his nephews. Lots of grandiose treasures and mysteries to be explored, especially as period pieces.

      Same could be done with Indiana Jones, even with Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones as a 70 year old during the 1970s – which would also be a period piece from our 2016 view. Him jumping from cars to cars and stuff like that doesn’t make a lot of sense, though, and I hope they avoid that.

      If not, well, it’s still possible to watch the first three movies and ignore everything else, so no harm done.

  8. pferguso says:

    Please don’t make it about aliens again. Make it about the Garden of Eden, or the Hollow Earth, or something cool like that.

  9. HPR says:

    Here’s what not to do: Don’t bring back David Koepp as writer (get an energized younger writer — unless oyu can get Lawrence Kasdan), don’t bring back Karen Allen if you’re not going to give her something real to do, pretend Shia never happened, limit the age jokes, do not cast a well-known in the villain role. Etc.

  10. Duke says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha!!! He’s old now. These jokes are HILARIOUS!! I had not noticed Harrison Ford had aged until this spot on satirical comments pointed that out!!!!!! Are you guys stand ups?? I’ve never heard such hilarious and insightful comedy before. I CAN’T WAIT to hear the same funny jokes about his age between now and 2019!!! These jokes are ALMOST as funny as ones I’ve read about indy being old on Facebook today! Such good stuff. I’ve also heard William Shatner may play Kirk one more time. More like William Shatter-a-bone!! Get it????? Cuz he’s old!!!!!! HILARIOUS!!!!

  11. KEEP JJ ABRAMS AWAY FAAAAAR AWAY!!!

  12. Spider says:

    I suppose the silver lining is that George Lucas is NOT involved in this. That is a PLUS…… With Spielberg and Ford, I’m really hoping for something memorable and special. I look forward to this!

  13. Vic says:

    Yes! Finally a squel -not a reboot – with the ORIGINAL leading actor! Can’t wait for the new adventure.

  14. gleyv001 says:

    FREE LUCASFILM!

  15. Tony says:

    “Indiana Jones and the Search for the Life Alert Button”

  16. Indie says:

    Harrison is getting too old for these iconic rolls. Is this is swan song? When this one hits the screen, and if you didn’t see that last fiasco and are 30 or younger, you never saw these movies on the screen. Harrison, we’ll remember you for your great rolls when you’re gone. No need to keep pushing.

  17. MovieBill says:

    it was rumored that the last Indy adventure was to be a discovery of the lost city of Atlantis. then it went all weirdo alien on us. the Atlantis story would still be fascinating and fun.

    • chuck says:

      yes i would like to see a new indiana jones movie and i would like to see them do the lost city of atlantis, i really liked the video game and so did my kids. think it would be fun.and there was nothing wrong with the last one either.

  18. Eager Beaver says:

    YES!!!! Perfect opportunity to apologise for the Crystal Skull fiasco. As an aside, I’d opt for the search for the Garden of Eden… Consider this fan VERY excited :-)

  19. So glad to hear this. The first three films were a blast with The Last Crusade being the best if the lot enhanced by the presence of Sean Connery. Crystal Skull didn’t live up to the trilogy but was no where near the disaster many claim it to be. I look forward to this one.

  20. “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Metamucil”

  21. justahunch says:

    Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the greatest films of all time, or at least one of the most entertaining films of all time. However, none of the others have lived up to it and the last one was simply embarrassing. Let it die before it becomes a joke.

  22. Totally awesome, but what will be the object of his search? We’ve done the Ark, ancient cults, the Grail, and aliens. Maybe in the Indy timeline it’s time for the Dead Sea Scrolls and all the intrigue along with that.

  23. Spongy Form says:

    Indiana Jones and the Quest for a movie that Harrison Ford is not visibly upset that he has to be in

  24. cadavra says:

    “Indiana Jones and the Hunt For His Reading Glasses.”

  25. Kenmandu says:

    Indiana Jones and Hemorrhoid of Doom….!

  26. Nanny Mo says:

    No, please dear Saint Moses, no!!!!!!

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