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Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg to reunite for fifth Indiana Jones movie

Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade

Story by Jack Foley

HARRISON Ford is to reprise his role as iconic adventurer Indiana Jones for a fifth time, with Steven Spielberg once again directing.

Disney confirmed the news on Tuesday (March 15, 2016) complete with a release date of July 19, 2019.

As yet, the adventure remains untitled but the new film will arrive in cinemas 11 years after the ill-received fourth entry into the series, Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull.

But Disney are confident of recapturing former glories much in the same vein as they recently did with Star Wars revival The Force Awakens, another film that saw Ford reprise an iconic role, as Han Solo.

Disney chairman Alan Horn commented: “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.”

Two more returning luminaries to the Indiana Jones project will be Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas, who developed the character.

To date, the Indiana Jones films – dating from 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark through to 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – have taken nearly $2 billion worldwide.

Ford will be 76 when the new film arrives in cinemas but he appears to be enjoying a major career renaissance off the back of the success of Star Wars. Next year, he will also be seen in a sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner.

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