Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg Officially Returning for Indiana Jones 5 in 2019

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It’s actually happening: according to a press release from Disney, Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg are returning to the Indiana Jones franchise, with a release date set for July 19, 2019. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will also return as producers.

Disney Chairman Alan Horn explained,

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.

The press release goes on to say,

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.

This project has been rumored for a long time, but I honestly never thought we’d see it realized, especially not with Ford actually on board. What do you think, friends?

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