Disney has confirmed that a new Indiana Jones sequel is going ahead and we even have an official release date of July 19, 2019.
The new movie is set to be the fifth adventure in the blockbuster series and will see veteran director Steven Spielberg returning to the helm having directed all four of the previous movies.
Despite previous speculation that the franchise would be rebooted, Harrison Ford is set to reprise the iconic role, with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall returning to produce.
In a statement, The Walt Disney Studios chairman, Alan Horn, had this to say.
“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.”
Disney acquired the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise back in December 2013, and ever since then, there have been no shortage of rumors about this project. Actors such as Bradley Cooper, Robert Pattinson and Chris Pratt were rumored to take over the franchise over the past few years, but nothing was ever confirmed about the project until now. There was a rumor that surfaced that the studio was eyeing a 2018 release for this project, but it seems that story was off by just a year.