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Fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ Film to Arrive in 2019

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

Ending years of rumors and speculation, Disney has officially announced Indiana Jones will return to theaters July 19, 2019.

Steven Spielberg will return to direct, with Harrison Ford donning his iconic fedora once again. The as-yet-untitled film will mark the first installment in the blockbuster franchise since 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

“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,” Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, said 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.”

Speculation has swirled about the future of the action-adventure series since Disney acquired the rights in 2013, following its purchase of Lucasfilm. Although talk turned again and again to “Jurassic World” star Chris Pratt as a potential successor to the now 73-year-old Ford, franchise producer Frank Marshall made it clear they would stick with the Indy everyone knows and loves.

“We’re not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones,” he said in October 2015. Spielberg echoed Marshall’s comments only weeks later, saying, “It’s certainly not my intention to ever have another actor step into his shoes in the way there have been many actors that have played Spider-Man or Batman.

“There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones, and that’s Harrison Ford.”

Comments

  • MacFRY!

    “This is a great, timely idea!”
    -No one ever

    #someonehadtodoit

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    It has spielberg and harrison ford of course its a great idea! and no lebouf or lucas or bad cgi.

  • Lccf

    Seriously ?
    Oh well, if it has to happen, I’ve got three requests :
    – no Shia
    – no CGI ( or minimal )
    – don’t have Indy and Marion break up
    If so, I MIGHT tolerate the thing’s existence.

  • Lccf

    That’s funny, if you look at my own post, I share two out of your three demands ( but no Lucas also seems reasonable ).

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    Good cgi have indy pass his hat to chris pratt or someone else

  • LogicalLeopard
  • Guy Incognito

    In his defense, a phrase seldom heard when talking about him these days, not every terrible idea in Crystal Skull came from Lucas, some of it was Spielberg’s fault.

  • Brian Langlois

    Sounds great to me! Of course, I didn’t hate Crystal Skull either. I recognize it’s weak points, but overall I still enjoyed it. More Indy is never a bad thing!

  • http://johntwentyfive.com/blog 1025x

    Crystal Skull was a garbage movie. I have very very low hopes for this.

  • Mr.Mystery

    They should have stopped with Last Crusade (which was the intention for years). It’s implied at the end of that movie after Jones drinks from the Holy Grail that he would live forever and stay young which is a great concept making him immortal. But, now that he has gotten older, that concept was thrown out the bag….

  • Scott

    “There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones, and that’s Harrison Ford.”

    Or River Phoenix, Corey Carrier, Sean Patrick Flanery or George Hall.

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    forgot chris pratt.

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    Because its fords last wish so you should cherish it.

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    Most of it was the studios fault

  • PretenderNx01

    Everybody shares blame, the alien was Lucas (Spielberg even said there weren’t as many as Lucas wanted). Not sure who’s to blame for Shia, although Shia is somewhat to blame there.

    Nuking the fridge while crazy was kinda funny but that may have been Spielberg (he blew up a shark with the logic if he had the audience that far they’d go all the way)

    I suppose one could blame the studio for even doing it or waiting that long to do it.

    Blameless is Karen Allen who seemed to be having fun.

  • PretenderNx01

    No he didn’t.

  • Richard

    Pretty sure the knight says the price of immortality was to stay where the cup was found and obviously he wasn’t going to do that.

  • JP

    Nothing was implied. The knight clearly said they couldn’t take the cup past the seal in the floor.

  • LogicalLeopard

    Is it really his last wish?

  • Victor Acosta

    While I admire the loyalty to Harrison Ford, I have to ask, do we really need to see a geriatric ward Indy? I know Harrison looks great for a man his age, but let’s be real, he’s going to be 76 when this comes out, and I am simply not going to buy this old man pulling of crazy stunts.

  • Butch_Zee

    I wonder if he goes back into the cave if he’d get younger?

  • Liam

    Let us trot out our elderly movie star for at least one more desperate cash grab.

  • James

    Sorry but Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ruined the franchise for me. The only way the powers that be can redeem the franchise is to reboot the entire series and hire a younger actor maybe Sean Patrick Flanery as Indiana Jones. He is about the same age now when Harrison Ford did The Last Crusade. Also, many modern audiences romanticizes about the golden era of history from the 1920’s to the 1940’s such as Marvel’s Agent Carter, Downton Abbey, and Boardwalk Empire. No one wants to go to the 1960’s to 1970’s where Harrison’s Indiana Jones is an elderly Dean of History of Professor Emeritus still lashing out his whip.

  • James

    Sorry but Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ruined the franchise for me. The only way the powers that be can redeem the franchise is to reboot the entire series and hire a younger actor maybe Sean Patrick Flanery as Indiana Jones. He is about the same age now when Harrison Ford did The Last Crusade. Also, many modern audiences romanticizes about the golden era of history from the 1920’s to the 1940’s such as Marvel’s Agent Carter, Downton Abbey, and Boardwalk Empire. No one wants to go to the 1960’s to 1970’s where Harrison’s Indiana Jones is an elderly Dean of History or Professor Emeritus still lashing out his whip.

  • Hypestyles

    Better hurry. Please have this be a solo adventure. No Indy Junior.

  • Mr.Mystery

    Ok, I looked up more details and it does address this issue where he would have had to stay in the cave and keep drinking from the cup to stay immortal but that his aging process would be slowed if he left the cave. In other words–bring on Indiana Jones 5!

  • Jp

    Sean patrick Flanery? The guy looks older than Harrison even though he’s younger.

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    Yes his last wish was to make a final indiana jones movies and his wish was granted thanks to disney.

  • LogicalLeopard

    Did he say this in an interview, or something?

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    In an interview and a press release.

  • LogicalLeopard

    Ah, I see.