When Disney acquired Lucasfilm it was a foregone conclusion that having Star Wars as a franchise was a grand idea. However there was easily one other product that Disney definitely wanted, and that was Indiana Jones. Given the “E-Ticket” attraction that resides over at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, CA it seems like a no-brainer Disney would want this franchise, and now it looks like they are going to capitalize on it as Disney just issued a press release today saying that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will both be back for Indiana Jones 5, which is set for release in 2019.
Read the full Indiana Jones 5 press release below.
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.
Are you happy about another Indiana Jones film, or is this a franchise that perhaps should be left alone? What would you like to see in a brand new Indiana Jones movie?
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