The “Indiana Jones” movie franchise is headed back to theaters, with Steven Spielberg set to direct and Harrison Ford lined up to reprise the title role. The Walt Disney Co. announced plans today for the movie, which will be the fifth in the series.
The movie, which does not yet have a title, is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 19, 2019.
The project will also include producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, both veterans of the franchise. All four of the previous movies were also directed by Spielberg.
“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.”
The announcement adds: “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.”