It was bound to happen once Disney bought Lucasfilm, but they’ve now made it official….. Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford are back together, with famed producer Kathleen Kennedy in the next adventure of Indiana Jones in July 2019. Here’s more from Deadline:
“Disney has just announced that Harrison Ford will be reprising his iconic role as Indiana Jones in the fifth installment in the series with Steven Spielberg returning to the director’s chair. Pic will hit screens on July 19, 2019. Spielberg directed the previous four pics and this one has yet to be titled. Franchise vets Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.
Deadline broke the news back in February 2015, that Spielberg was mounting this production. At the time, he expressed that he was interested in Chris Prattjoining. That casting is still TBD per one insider.
“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 Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios in a statement. “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.”
Deadline is told that George Lucas is not involved. Typically in the past, prior to the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm, these Indiana Jones titles wouldn’t move forward in production unless Lucas and Spielberg saw eye to eye on the script and all elements. That’s one of the reasons why there’s always been a gap between sequels.
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