'Indiana Jones' Fifth Installment Confirmed! Harrison Ford Continues the Adventure
Harrison Ford continues his adventure in the upcoming fifth installment of “Indiana Jones” releasing in 2019!
Disney has announced that director Steven Spielberg and the iconic Indy will be returning for a sequel to the long-running franchise, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The movie is slated for a July 19, 2019 release date.
“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,” Alan Horn, chairman of Disney, said.
“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,” Horn added.
The last movie in the franchise, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” was shown in 2008. The movie producers at the time were looking for a younger person to whom Ford will pass the baton to and cast Shia LaBeouf for the purpose, but they ultimately failed.
Now, they are looking to restore the franchise to its former glory. Lucasfilms' current president, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall, both who have been involved with the franchise, will be producing the sequel. Both of them are enjoying the success of their recent works.
Kennedy, along with Disney, is enjoying the massive success of “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” while Marshall and Universal enjoyed the success of Chris Pratt's “Jurassic World.”
For Kennedy and Marshall, however, only Ford is Indiana Jones as of the moment. The sequel, however, the storyline could possibly include younger actors. Gizmodo notes that several talks had been made regarding the inclusion of new cast members.
The only thing for sure now is that Indy will be going on an adventure once more – something that Indy and his director have been wanting for some time now.
"We're all trying to figure out when the right time is to step back in. Harrison really wants to do it; Steven really wants to do it,” said Kennedy. “I think there will be one, we'll certainly move forward with Indy.”