Grab your bullwhip and hide the snakes because Indiana Jones is coming back for another sequel. Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as the famous archeologist and Steven Spielberg will be back to direct for a fifth time when "Indiana Jones 5" hits theaters in 2019.
According to the Walt Disney Company, "Indiana Jones 5" will be released on July 19, 2019. In addition to both Spielberg and Ford returning, producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will also be back. The Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said the studio "can't wait" to see the iconic character on the big screen again.
"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," Horn said in a statement.
With Ford set to return, it will be interesting to see if he will once again be the star or if Indiana Jones will be training a possible replacement. Jones will be an older character in the next chapter, so there could be some sort of passing of the torch in the movie. The previous films have followed the archeologist and explorer on different adventures, including searching for the Holy Grail and keeping the Ark of the Covenant away from Nazis. No plot details for "Indiana Jones 5" have been announced yet.
The first "Indiana Jones" movie was released in 1981 with "Raiders of the Lost Ark." It was then followed up with "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" in 1984 and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" in 1989.
The last film in the franchise "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" was released in 2008. The movie introduced Indy's son Mutt Williams/Henry Jones III (Shia LaBeouf), who was basically his sidekick in the film. It's unknown if LaBeouf will return to reprise his role.
"Indiana Jones 5" hits theaters on July 19, 2019. Are you excited for the latest sequel? Sound off in the comments section below!