Huge news and I swear I'm not just making this up as I go. For months we've heard word of a fifth Indiana Jones title in the works with a younger lead, rumored to be Chris Pratt, taking the reins and replacing Harrison Ford. But today, we learned that we might be getting the best of both worlds.
An official Walt Disney Studios press release was just sent out, announcing Steven Spielberg will once again be working with Harrison Ford — fresh off the back of the critical and commercial success of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens — to bring us another Indiana Jones movie.
Indiana Jones alumni Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are also signed on to produce the untitled film. According to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, it's hard to turn down a dream team such as this:
"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."
The fifth film follows a successful franchise including: Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981), its prequel Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984) and the sequel Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989), and most recently Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008). Altogether, the franchise has brought in nearly $2 billion worldwide.
Let's get ready, everyone, because Harrison Ford is taking us on another wild archaeological adventure in 2019. After all, "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."
Take a refresher with the clip below for Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.