Harrison Ford And Steven Spielberg Set To Return To Indiana Jones Franchise
After all the talk of finding a new actor to play Indiana Jones (we’re looking your way Chris Pratt), Walk Disney pictures have instead decided to stick to a tried and tested formula, and have announced that Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg will be returning to the franchise.
Walt Disney announced yesterday that a fifth Indiana Jones movie starring Harrison Ford, and directed by Steven Spielberg will hit the big screen on July 19th, 2019. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will be also returning to produce the flick.
“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,” Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn said in a press release. “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.”
The first film in the franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark, was released in 1981, and grossed over $242 million at the box office. Between it and Star Wars, Harrison Ford became a household name and a bonafide action star. It was followed by the sequels Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984, Indiana Jones and the KLast Crusade in 1989, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008. The series has made close to a $2 billion worldwide.
The film title and plot has yet to be announced, and it is unknown at this time if George Lucas will once again assume the writing chores like he did for the previous four films.
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