By Kelley Forrester, Larry King Now
Eleven years after the fourth Indiana Jones film, 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,' a fifth 'Indy' movie will hit the theaters.
Disney confirmed on Tuesday that the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise will be released on July 19, 2019. Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Indiana Jones and Steven Spielberg will be back to direct the untitled project.
"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," said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
The Indiana Jones adventures began in 1981 with the first film 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' - one of AFI's 100 Greatest American Films of All Time, followed by 1984's 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' and 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' in 1989. 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' was released 19 years later in 2008. The franchise grossed virtually $2 billion in the global box office.
Following Disney's announcement of the upcoming picture, people have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #IndianaJonesTitles poking fun at Ford's age - who is now 73.
Indiana Jones and the Search for the Hair Dye. #IndianaJonesTitles
— David Blanchflower (@DavidBflower) March 15, 2016
Indiana Jones and the Labyrinth of Medicare Part D #IndianaJonesTitles
— A.M. Christensen (@ProfChristensen) March 15, 2016
— Tim Doutré (@Timdoutre) March 16, 2016
Ford also reprised his role as Han Solo in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' which hit theaters late last year.
Back in 2013, Harrison Ford sat down with Larry King and discussed his return in the Star Wars reboot.
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