Spielberg and Harrison Ford Return for ‘Indiana Jones 5’ in 2019

Steven Spielberg's Fifth Installment

According to a press release from Disney, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will be reteaming for another Indiana Jones movie, set for release in summer of 2019.

Although there had been rumors that the franchise would be rebooted with a young Indy such as Chris Pratt, Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will direct Indiana Jones 5, with a release date set for July 19, 2019. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will also return as producers.

“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. “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.”

Sean Connery was 58 when he played Indy’s dad in The Last Crusade. Harrison Ford is currently 73. Just something to think about. Elsewhere, the press release goes on to say,

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.

They had me at no George Lucas. I just hope that Shia LaBoef doesn’t return as Mutt Williams. And please, no aliens this time!