Disney and Lucasfilm has finally announced the date of Indiana Jones 5, with Steven Speilberg and Harrison Ford are both returning. This is the press that has been released by Disney:
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.
While Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was a huge disappointment, Disney will hopefully bring back the franchise to it’s former glory without George Lucas around, which is a good thing. I’m sure that he will act as a creative consultant like he did for Star Wars episode 7 and that’s where he belongs. I think Disney is right for Indiana Jones and that they will do the series Justice and listen to the complaints that the people had with Crystal Skull. Keep Shia away, bring back the Nazis, stay away from aliens, and I think we’ll all be okay.