Disney has confirmed that there will be a fifth film in the “Indiana Jones” film franchise.
Steven Spielberg will direct the latest installment of the incredibly successful series with Harrison Ford returning in the title role, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The film is currently scheduled to be released July 19, 2019.
Disney chairman Alan Horn said in a statement, “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 film will also likely open up avenues for sequels after Ford has officially left the series.
Rumors of another “Indiana Jones” film have swirled for years considering the franchise’s incredible success. The four previous films have combined for over $2 billion at the worldwide box, according to a report from Deadline.
Disney acquired the rights to future “Indiana Jones” films and other films such as “Star Wars” in a deal with George Lucas for over $4 billion dollars.