The release from the studio describes “a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series,” adding: “Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.”
The release continues:
“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,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “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.”
“Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.”
Always knew it even when the so called fans on these boards wanted to see some pratt in the part & hated the idea of Harrison returning
I wonder if those so called fans will now leave this board forever (I hope) or just accept what many of us said years ago. Harrison IS Indiana Jones & Spielberg said he always will be so that's good enough for me
I hope the 3 years is used to prep a story which is a cliffhanger 2 parter filmed back to back as clearly Harrison is not going to make more than 2 movies to complete a 2nd trilogy
Take note boys and girls, it doesn't happen often. But when it does, I'm quick to make it right.
It's gonna be a long 3 years.
Just when we thought it was safe to go back in the Himalayas.
I don't know that I ever made a definitive statement on whether Ford and Spielberg had a future with the character, but neither this outcome nor the total reboot option were going to be much of a surprise. Ample precedent for both.
Anyway, on the off-chance anyone official is looking here for our reactions, didn't somebody put together a compendium of links to our best musings on what a fifth film could offer?
We dig snow, Alfred Hitchcock, and noir. Also something called the Dial of Ahaz, along with this picture:
Oh, and maybe go farther away than Hawaii for principal filming? You done good by the Western Hemisphere last time around. Easy way to avoid delving too deep on that family drama, too.
Last edited by Attila the Professor : 03-15-2016 at 02:43 PM.
As far as plot, I've always wanted to see a late 60s Indy film set during the Vietnam War and involving some sort of super soldier program or a spin on the whole Frankenstein story. Have an evil former Nazi scientist in the jungle conducting experiments on dead and dying soldiers.