No reboot here — Steven Spielberg’s franchise of ‘Indiana Jones’ will continue with an untitled fifth film coming to the big screen on July 19, 2019, Disney just confirmed.
“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, The Walt Disney Studios said in a press release. “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 was first introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark; he 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.
In the past, there has been reports of Chris Pratt being in the running for the iconic role of Indy — something he was hesitant about. “You have to look at it and be like, ‘Is this right for me?’” he said. “Is it right for me to do this? And is it perfect? You don’t want to be the guy who f—s that up.” In October, producer Frank Marshall also chimed in on the rumors.
“We haven’t even sat down to talk about Indy yet… at some point we’ll sit down, he told Total Film (via DenofGeek). “But there’s a bunch of people who could probably take the baton.” He also was hesitant about recasting. Frank added that they are “not doing the Bond thing where we’re going to call somebody else Indiana Jones… we have to figure this out.”
Are you excited for a fifth film?