Daily Archives: March 15, 2016
It’s official: Indiana Jones has tenure with his movie-going fans.
“Steven Spielberg will direct Harrison Ford in the untitled fifth installment in the classic action-adventure franchise, which will open July 19, 2019, Disney announced Tuesday.”
— , The Hollywood Reporter
Nostalgia adds another win in its ever-expansive cinematic column.
Indiana Jones will theatrically throw his hat back into the ring (or cave) and return to the adventure-seeking professor genre to challenge his 21st century rival, Robert Langdon (Inferno arrives in theaters this fall). While rumors of Indy’s next movie has been gently swirling for some time (including a possible successor?), the opportunity for bringing Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall back together clearly proved too good to pass up.
The success of an older, yet still very capable, Han Solo in the 2015 indie sleeper The Force Awakens surely tipped the scales for the actor and director alike to
crack the whip fire the gun once more.
Obviously, virtually zero details are known about Indy’s high-five to the franchise’s fans. The only one certainty about this future blockbuster appears to be its release date (3/4 past films premiered in May and one on June 1st).
Three years out, the options for Indy V are officially being weighed by Disney.
Hopefully, in equal, simultaneous fashion.