Director Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will make a fifth “Indiana Jones” film, to screen July 19, 2019, announced Tuesday.
The release from the studio describes “a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series,” adding: “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.”
Steven Spielberg (second from left) and Harrison Ford (far right) on the set of the 2008 film ” Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2009,” 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.”
“Indiana Jones” burst onto the screen in 1981 with “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” followed by “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” in 1984 and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” in 1989.
Ford, 73, and Spielberg reunited in 2008 for the fourth installment of the series, “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” which got lukewarm reviews and reunited an aging Jones with his “Raiders” love interest Karen Allen. The movie, which followed a nearly 20-year gap in the franchise, also introduced Shia LeBeouf as their son.
The “Indiana Jones” franchise has grossed nearly $2 billion at the global box office with four films and amassed a global fan base.
Indiana Jones Franchise Box Office
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Dec 10, 1981) – Box Office collection $647,018,000
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (May 23, 1984) – Box Office collection $465,735,000
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (May 24, 1989) – Box Office collection $372,852,000
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May 22, 2008)- Box Office collection $348,958,000