Well here’s a turn up! Now that Disney own LucasFilm we suppose it wasnt going to take long before we saw a new Indiana Jones movie following all their Star Wars movies on the slate.
An official press release has just been sent over by Disney who have confirmed that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will reunite as Director and Indiana Jones in this, the fifth movie in the franchise.
Following the original three movies (Raiders
There’s no mention of George Lucas on the press release and as Disney now has Indy’s whip in their pocket we can expect this Indy outing to be Lucasless.
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Here’s the official press release.
SPIELBERG AND FORD REUNITE AS INDIANA JONES RETURNS TO THEATERS JULY 19, 2019
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.