Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg Are Officially Reuniting for 'Indiana Jones 5'
By John Boone
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, who?
We knew another Indy film was in the works, but now Disney has made it official: Everyone's favorite archaeologist will return to theaters for a new adventure on July 19, 2019. Even better news: Harrison Ford is returning to play Jones, with Steven Spielberg signed on to direct.
"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," Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement on Tuesday. "It's rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers [Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall], actor and role, and we couldn't be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven."
(WARNING: We know this is an Indiana Jones post, but we're about to get into some serious spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.)
Now, the big question: Will Ford get Han Solo-ed here too, effectively having himself killed off each of his franchises? There have long been rumors that a younger actor was being considered to inherit the part. Robert Pattinson, Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt have reportedly all been contenders; however, we're guessing Shia LaBeouf is out of the running now.
For his part, Pratt has played coy, telling Entertainment Weekly last year, "You have to look at it and be like, 'Is it right for me? Is it right for me to do this? And is it perfect?' You don't want to be the guy who f**ks that up."
Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Speaking of The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley opened up to ET about Ford's "poignant" last day shooting a Star Wars movie. Find out what she had to say in the video below.