Indiana Jones 5 Will Star Harrison Ford And Hit Theaters in 2019

| 15 Mar 2016 18:30
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Harrison Ford is getting up in years, but Disney has still invited him back to reprise his role as Indiana Jones in the fifth installment of the profitable movie franchise.

I guess after Disney purchased Lucasfilm and brought us a new Star Wars, it was only a matter of time before we got a new Indiana Jones film. And sure enough, Disney has announced Indiana Jones 5 will be coming to theaters on July 19 ... 2019.

To top it off, Harrison Ford will be back as the iconic archaeologist, despite being over 70 years old. Steven Spielberg will again direct, and Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will co-produce. And apparently George Lucas will not be involved in the 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," Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement. "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 casting for the film has yet to be determined, but Chris Pratt has been mentioned as a possibility as the next Indy, so it will be interesting to see if he is cast for the film in an heir apparent role.

The four previous Indiana Jones films have grossed more than $2 billion worldwide since Raiders of the Lost Ark debuted in 1981. The fourth installment in 2008, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, holds the box office record for the franchise, garnering more than $317 million domestically and in excess of $786.5 million globally.

Lucasfilm has previous acknowledged that a new film was in the works, but no details were divulged.

While Crystal Skull did well at the box office, fans of the franchise were generally disappointed with the film. Here's hoping the new one will be more like the original Raiders than Crystal Skull

Source: Deadline

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Mahorfeus:

RealRT:

Mahorfeus:
Well, if they can work the magic they did on Star Wars...

You mean make a soulless movie that copies the original trilogy to a T and has been a product of careful marketing research? No thanks, I wouldn't want that.

Heh. "Soulless." What does that even mean anymore?

But, no.

I'd gladly take a good sequel, even if the more cynical side of Indy's fanbase hates it. At least it doesn't have decades of expanded material to obliterate in the process.

In this context it means lacking any originality or heart put into it and being made completely artificially, through a lot of market research.
...except for all the Indy comics and video games - like the Emperor's Tomb or The Fate of Atlantis.

RealRT:

Mahorfeus:
Well, if they can work the magic they did on Star Wars...

You mean make a soulless movie that copies the original trilogy to a T and has been a product of careful marketing research? No thanks, I wouldn't want that.

Heh. "Soulless." What does that even mean anymore?

But, no.

I'd gladly take a good sequel, even if the more cynical side of Indy's fanbase hates it. At least it doesn't have decades of expanded material to obliterate in the process.

Citizen Graves:
I sure hope Indy 5 will be the unofficial sequel to Bubba-Ho-Tep.

Hah! That would be awesome. Indy opens the sarcophagus, and finds Elvis Bruce Campbell. "...the hell is this shit?!" xD

Damn I need to watch that movie again.

RealRT:
Okay, I'm calling it now: most of the movie will focus on young Indy while Ford will be either in flashbacks or some time travel shenanigans.

Actually, a flashback movie, of him in some dive in a random country, telling some story that leads up to him waiting at that bar. "...and I've been waiting to find that man...waiting for 50 years...and now, tonight, that wait is over..." *door opens, and people come in. Indy turns to them, and gives them "that look", then starts shooting people.* Hell yeah, I'd totally be up for that kind of story. Done right, that could be badass. Let Harrison do the funny stuff, and banter in conversation that he is good at, and let the young actor do the actual stunting.

I sure hope Indy 5 will be the unofficial sequel to Bubba-Ho-Tep.

JimB:
I still think Crystal Skull has a very clever premise (as Indy moves into the fifties, change the subject of his pulp adventures from the occultism of the forties into the little green men of the fifties! Come on, that's a good idea) that was unfortunately screwed up by a bad script and an annoying sidekick. Hell, I crossed out that first bit because the script really isn't all that bad. It's not inspired, but it's perfectly serviceable.

Anyway, if they both want to make another movie, let 'em! It's not like I'm required to go see it if the trailers or the reviews make me think it'll be bad.

After reading Lovecraft, I began to see some similarities with some details (like getting burned because of glancing to the infinite knowledge of the universe). But the execution felt like they were aiming for a more generic alien premise.

Please don't have aliens again. Please don't have aliens again....

Mahorfeus:
Well, if they can work the magic they did on Star Wars...

You mean make a soulless movie that copies the original trilogy to a T and has been a product of careful marketing research? No thanks, I wouldn't want that.

Okay, I'm calling it now: most of the movie will focus on young Indy while Ford will be either in flashbacks or some time travel shenanigans.

remnant_phoenix:
I wonder if (read: hope) they'll make this as if Crystal Skull is non-canon.

The new one will have time travel. Time travel fixes all a franchises problems. Unless it's the Terminator franchise, then it just makes it worse.

The Real Sandman:

Hawki:

The Real Sandman:
OT: Oh well. Lucas being out of the picture is good, but Spielberg's latest crop of mainstream action schlock haven't been as great as his earlier work, and he's kinda reinvented himself as a drama director.

Wait, when did that happen? Looking at Spielberg's filmography, his drama films go at least as far back as Savage (1973) (or The Colour Purple (1985) if we go 'pure drama'), and his last action film was The Adventures of Tintin (2011) (maybe War Horse, but haven't seen it, only seen the stage play and read the novel). And while his last film was a drama (Bridge of Spies), we have The BFG coming up next (urban/low fantasy), and Ready Player One coming up next (which will probably fit into the cyberpunk genre).

Now, haven't seen every film in Spielberg's filmography, and that includes Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but looking at it, coupled with the films I have seen, I don't think I can really peg him as being locked to any one genre. But certainly I enjoyed Tintin a lot, and that was an action-adventure film if I ever saw one.

You're right, Spielberg has never stuck to one genre. I guess what meant to say was that his action movie efforts in the last 10 years have been alright (The Adventures of Tintin, I liked it too, but not a lot), kinda lack luster (War of the Worlds), and down right bad (Indiana Jones 4), where as his recent pure drama films I felt have been much stronger. When you compare these films to the first three Indy films, Jurrasic Park, Saving Private Ryan, and arguably Duel, I feel there is a noticeable gap in quality. Spielberg seems to have lost a bit of his touch with action films as of late, I would love to be proven wrong.

I'm the opposite of you with War Horse, I've only seen the film, never read the book or saw the play. Despite I think...two(?) short battle sequences, the film is all story and dialog. I thought it was great, check it out!

Looking at those examples, you may be right. To be honest, of the Indy films, I've only seen Temple of Doom and some of Raiders, and I wasn't really taken in with either of them. I actually prefer Tintin over them, but I'm almost certainly in the minority there, and Indy, films or otherwise, has probably had far more impact on pop culture than Tintin. As for War of the Worlds, I'm not sure if I'd call it an action film (survival sci-fi, maybe?), but while I like it, I think it's harmed by its third act. I've commented that the moment we see the aliens in the basement is the moment the film starts to lose its stride. At the least, I'd put it below Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, and Minority Report, among others.

As for War Horse, I'll keep that in mind. While we're making reccomendations, the book isn't too special, but the stage play I saw was incredible. In the confines of a stage and screen above it using abstract imagery, not to mention the lack of actual horses, it was still incredible how they could evoke the feeling of WWI. Found myself genuinely shaken and close to tears at times given the emotions being stirred.

I cant wait when they announce Indiana Jones 27 starring the bones of Harrison Ford vs the Communist Nazis xenomorphs from Omicron Persei 12.

What is this "Crystal Skull" you speak of? It doesn't ring a bell, and just makes me feel sad seeing those words together.

Well I hope they don't try to make it kid friendly again and actually explain the ending this time unlike that last shitty movie.

Gibbagobba:
Give the man a break

They did, on the set of Star Wars #TooSoon?

Hawki:

The Real Sandman:
OT: Oh well. Lucas being out of the picture is good, but Spielberg's latest crop of mainstream action schlock haven't been as great as his earlier work, and he's kinda reinvented himself as a drama director.

Wait, when did that happen? Looking at Spielberg's filmography, his drama films go at least as far back as Savage (1973) (or The Colour Purple (1985) if we go 'pure drama'), and his last action film was The Adventures of Tintin (2011) (maybe War Horse, but haven't seen it, only seen the stage play and read the novel). And while his last film was a drama (Bridge of Spies), we have The BFG coming up next (urban/low fantasy), and Ready Player One coming up next (which will probably fit into the cyberpunk genre).

Now, haven't seen every film in Spielberg's filmography, and that includes Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but looking at it, coupled with the films I have seen, I don't think I can really peg him as being locked to any one genre. But certainly I enjoyed Tintin a lot, and that was an action-adventure film if I ever saw one.

You're right, Spielberg has never stuck to one genre. I guess what meant to say was that his action movie efforts in the last 10 years have been alright (The Adventures of Tintin, I liked it too, but not a lot), kinda lack luster (War of the Worlds), and down right bad (Indiana Jones 4), where as his recent pure drama films I felt have been much stronger. When you compare these films to the first three Indy films, Jurrasic Park, Saving Private Ryan, and arguably Duel, I feel there is a noticeable gap in quality. Spielberg seems to have lost a bit of his touch with action films as of late, I would love to be proven wrong.

I'm the opposite of you with War Horse, I've only seen the film, never read the book or saw the play. Despite I think...two(?) short battle sequences, the film is all story and dialog. I thought it was great, check it out!

Watch it be a retread of the original Indiana Jones film but with a non-surprising twist.

I'm being mean. As somebody who didn't hate "Crystal Skull" I can't exactly bemoan this as much as I should.

Well, if they can work the magic they did on Star Wars... But then, I never thought that Lucas did any wrong when it came to Indiana Jones - I actually rather enjoyed Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

So I guess I'm curious about what direction they'll take it in.

I still think Crystal Skull has a very clever premise (as Indy moves into the fifties, change the subject of his pulp adventures from the occultism of the forties into the little green men of the fifties! Come on, that's a good idea) that was unfortunately screwed up by a bad script and an annoying sidekick. Hell, I crossed out that first bit because the script really isn't all that bad. It's not inspired, but it's perfectly serviceable.

Anyway, if they both want to make another movie, let 'em! It's not like I'm required to go see it if the trailers or the reviews make me think it'll be bad.

Standing in for Indiana Jones is the desiccated husk of Harrison Ford.

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