Harrison Ford & Steven Spielberg Reunite For ‘Indiana Jones 5′
To the jubilation of Indiana Jones fans worldwide, Harrison Ford has been confirmed to reprise his iconic role as Indiana Jones in in the upcoming fifth chapter of the movie series. The insanely successful films’ mastermind Steven Spielberg is also directing the much anticipated film.
Indiana Jones 5 isn’t set to hit theaters until the summer of 2019, but producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are also confirmed to join the picture. Both have worked on the prior releases.
“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,” Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn 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.”
That film was terrible from the moment the paramount logo turned into a gopher mound and a… Ford is currently in famed franchise reboot mode with three of moviedom’s most iconic characters. He returned as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and also has the Blade Runner sequel which has a January 2018 release date.
Deadline is told that George Lucas is not involved. Typically in the past, prior to the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm, these Indiana Jones titles wouldn’t move forward in production unless Lucas and Spielberg saw eye to eye on the script and all elements. That’s one of the reasons why there’s always been a gap between sequels.
Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark ($284.2M domestic, $390M global) – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and spawned sequels Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom ($179.9M, $333M global), 1989’s Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade ($197.2M domestic, $474.2M global), and 2008’s Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Together, the four titles grossed nearly $2 billion at the global box office.