Walt Disney Studios Spielberg And Ford Team Up Again For INDIANA JONES In 2019! written by Sean Gerber March 15, 2016 The Walt Disney Studios has announced the return of director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford for a new Indiana Jones film to be released on July 19, 2019. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce the fifth film in a series that has earned almost $2 billion in global box office to date and that’s without inflation and with three of its four films being released more than a quarter century ago. Said Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn: 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. 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. Spielberg has previously said that he would be happy to return to Indy with Harrison Ford and now we know he meant it. We also know that this puts the brakes on any kind of reboot and recasting of Ford’s iconic role. This does not mean Ford will not be joined by a co-star who could carry the torch after the fifth film, but that was tried once before (not at Disney) with little success. For now at least, Harrison Ford is still Indiana Jones and that will make a lot of fans happy. Disney should be very happy in 2019. Indiana Jones gives the company another established mega-franchise film for a year that will also include Star Wars: Episode IX and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – Part II, plus the highly-anticipated sequel to Pixar’s The Incredibles. Disney also has two other Marvel films scheduled for the 2019, Captain Marvel and Inhumans. I have to think Inhumans will be moved off of its July 12, 2019 release date, though, as it doesn’t make much sense to bury that film’s second weekend with Indiana Jones. For more details, please see Disney’s entire 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. Spielberg And Ford Team Up Again For INDIANA JONES In 2019! was last modified: March 15th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Indiana Jones 6 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 6 to 12, 2016 next post See The Final Trailer For Marvel’s DAREDEVIL Season 2 You may also like Disney And Spielberg Introduce THE BFG In... April 5, 2016 Disney Releases First PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:... February 17, 2015 Ben Kingsley Is The Voice Of Bagheera... June 25, 2014 The Jungle Book: How Kingsley Connected Kipling... April 6, 2016 MALEFICENT- 2 New Clips & A Featurette May 21, 2014 Disney Releases Character Posters From CINDERELLA December 3, 2014 Disney’s CINDERELLA Meets Her Prince In New... February 11, 2015 MALEFICENT Spreads Her Wings In New Trailer March 19, 2014 Review: Movie Magic Has Evolved In Disney’s... April 5, 2016 QUEEN OF KATWE Review September 23, 2016 Oreole By the time this is released, Ford will be borderline 80. It’s not really a good idea for him to reprise the role. Indiana Jones is not some part of larger mythological storyline like Star Wars, Jones is more episodic therefore you can get away with recasting easier. I really don’t want to see Indiana Jones close to his eighties. stock I do not see the name, George Lucas in this press release. Whatever we think of him I can’t picture a Indiana Jones flick without him being involved. SeanLM This role needs to be recast. Indiana Jones only works in a particular time period and that period is pre-World War 2. The series is based on movie serials from the 30s and 40s and pulp adventure novels. It was weird to see Indy in the 1950s in Crystal Skull especially with the B grade Sci-Fi plot. It will be even weirder to see him in the 1960s. Are they going to shove hippies into it to see how the old man Jones deals with them? No thanks. Ford’s advanced age is obviously a huge obstacle and his primary problem as an actor has been his refusal to age gracefully. Charlie I’m excited for this. Lucas is out of the picture, and Disney showed they can recapture some magic with a beloved franchise in Star Wars, so I think there’s a decent chance it could be a solid movie. Ford’s age is a concern, though. He was okay in Force Awakens, but I do think there are moments where his age just can’t be hidden. If they want to continue the franchise after this, they definitely need to reboot. You can’t pass the torch to someone else and let the story continue into the 60’s and 70’s. The 30’s and 40’s are where Indy belongs. Robert Reineke I could see one final outing being a James Bond style adventure. But no idea what the MacGuffin could be. stock Thinking about this some more I can see a movie with 2 Indiana Jones, one played by Ford, the other by a younger actor, like maybe that Age of Adeliene actor, who actually can imitate Ford’s voice as well as look like him. That said, Ford got into great shape for a lousy movie in KOTCS. And he convinced me in the latest Star Wars that he was still capable of doing “lighter” action. And there’s only 1 Harrison Ford, and “he ain’t nobody, dork.” If he wants to reprise his Dekker character, I’ll go see it.