There will be another Indiana Jones sequel with Harrison Ford back as the timeless adventurer now under the Disney banner of movies…
Get your fedora and whip ready because Indiana Jones will be swinging back into movie theaters in 2019.
Disney announced on Tuesday that Harrison Ford and director Steven Spielberg have officially signed on to star and direct in the upcoming sequel due out on June 19, 2019.
“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 Disney chairman Alan Horn. “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.”
Ford has starred as archeologist turned treasure hunter Indiana Jones in four previous installments — the last of which came out in 2008 titled Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
The plan with that film was to pass the torch from Jones to Shia LeBeouf as a new star for the series, but the movie fell flat and was largely panned by critics.
Now with Disney in charge of the Indiana Jones universe, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and her husband Frank Marshall will produce the new film together. Disney has been on a role lately with the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening last year.
It certainly appears Ford isn’t slowing down either because on the cusp of his 74th birthday later this year, he’s still ready to be an action star by the time 2019 rolls around.
There’s no word on a writer for the movie yet, but with the film’s announcement and release date it’s likely Disney will start moving ahead on that mission right away. With the film set for release in 2019, Indiana Jones will likely begin filming at some point during 2018.