Today, March 15th 2016, Disney announced that they will be releasing a fifth installment of Lucasfilms’ beloved sci-fi adventure movies based on the character Indiana Jones.
Long-serving star Harrison Ford is set to return, as is the director of all four movies Steven Spielberg. Though it is yet to be titled, the first of Disney’s Indiana Jones movies will be released on the 19th of July 2019.
The movie will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, each of whom have been closely linked to the franchise since Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981. Kennedy was a producer on the film and is now the President of Lucasfilms, while Marshall worked as an associate to Spielberg on the first film and shall return under this capacity.
Disney chairman Alan Horn released the following statement:
“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.”