Disney Announces Next Indiana Jones Film With Ford & Spielberg. Yes, Really.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is making a fifth Indiana Jones film and has already set the release date for July 19, 2019.

Disney themselves write:

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.

Speechless.

After what seemed like a fairly grumpy time reprising his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I can’t believe Ford decided to return to Indy. Again.

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21 Responses to “Disney Announces Next Indiana Jones Film With Ford & Spielberg. Yes, Really.”

  1. WheelchairNinja says:

    I was under the impression that part of his contract to come back as Han was that Disney would buy the rights and make him another Indy movie. That’s why they didn’t acquire Indiana Jones until more than a year after they bought Star Wars.

  2. Tasali says:

    He never wanted to revisit Han. In fact, I suspect the only way they got him to do it was with a promise of a great death.

    But his interest in Indiana Jones hasn’t waned over the years.

    I’m down for another movie, as long as it’s better than the crappy Crystal Skull that we don’t need to acknowledge exists.

    • There were a lot of good IMAGES and SET PIECES in that movie. But you string a bunch of those together and…it doesn’t make a good movie*.

      *necessarily

  3. Indiana Jones and the Drive to Golden Corral.

    • Tasali says:

      Off topic: probably a good thing you’re not around TMS much anymore. Today there was a real garbage fire, both as an article, and with the ensuing comment section.

      • Coincidentally, something compelled me to browse around there today…I saw what I saw when I drifted away: angry people ganging up and shutting down any conversation that’s contrary to what the hive mind thinks. They just stew and stew in their own juices.

        • Tasali says:

          So your spidey sense tingled, eh?

          • Something along those lines. I think of it as…sort of…a generation 1 v.s. generation 2 sort of situation. Everyone from the first gen. of TMS staff cleared out and took with them a proportional amount of positive, happy-go-lucky articles…

            …and the capacity for critical thinking.

            Generation 2 are, well…I’d say I’m sure they’re happy with how things are but nothing seems to make them significantly happy.

          • Tasali says:

            I can see that.

            I’m proud that a good chunk of the regular posters smelled bullshit and called it out, though. Sometimes you just gotta call a spade a spade.

            I miss Jill’s editorial magic over there. :(

          • Same. What keeps you going there? Is it their uncanny ability to be the ONLY website to capture certain things in the geekosphere? Because I find that incredibly frustrating.

          • Tasali says:

            Yes. =/

            And I do like some of the regulars.

          • Aw, I miss some of them. And I can’t advertise my webcomic to them.

          • frodobatmanvader says:

            A number of us regulars are considering defecting to here, though. Things are getting toxic at TMS.

          • The Nerdy Bird FEELS like old school TMS. Poignant and thoughtful but also fun. You can argue but it’s so much less malicious.

            It took me a few months to finally make a clean break and I’ve still been tempted once or twice…but usually a quick mousewheel through the comments leads me back here.

            And there’s also Twitter. : D

          • frodobatmanvader says:

            Yeah, I really miss the Jill Pantozzi/Rebecca Pahle dream team. I’ve decided to make a concerted effort to support them both in their current ventures.

          • Aw, same!

            You know, I don’t think I *can* go back? I just remembered the last shouting match I had I just started swearing at everyone and then peaced out, so…

          • frodobatmanvader says:

            I think the TMS comment sections still retain a positive spirit, for the most part, but the rest of the site is a non-inclusive mess.

          • I don’t want to…pick at the issue too much? Because I have learned many, many things during my life, but haven’t ever learned how to be delicate.

            But there’s a particular trend toward a specific subsection of women more than any others, I think. And ALL of the articles CONDEMN like the Dickens.

      • WheelchairNinja says:

        Lemme guess, was it the “How dare Caitlyn Jenner support Cruz!?!” article? I always stay away from political articles. Anymore I’m mostly there for the awesome people in the TWST.

        • Tasali says:

          No it was the article about Henry Cavill talking about getting harassed on the street and how it makes him and his girlfriend feel.

  4. Beedlejuice says:

    Ford really likes Indy, though. He wasn’t as big a fan of Han Solo. I’m not surprised he’s willing to take it on again, but man, he’s getting pretty old for it, isn’t he?