A new Indiana Jones movie? Yes please!
The Walt Disney Company announced that there will be a new Indiana Jones movie, with a release date of July 19, 2019. This new, yet to be named installment, of the Indiana Jones series will again be directed by Steven Spielberg, who directed the other four films, and the part of Indiana Jones will be played again by Harrison Ford. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are set to produce.
It’s an interesting turn of events. People have been speculating online about a teased new movie for months and a lot thought they would go the Han Solo route and use a younger actor to play Indiana Jones as Ford is in his early 70’s. As we have seen problems with age hasn’t seemed to stop him. He recently reprised his role of Han Solo in the 2015 Star Wars film The Force Awakens. So now it leaves fans to wonder if they are going to give an end to Dr. Jones and pass the torch onto another? Or perhaps they will recast Indie to do more films with him as a younger character? A reboot seems unlikely, and besides I’m kind of sick of reboots.
This will be the fifth Indiana Jones film in the franchise. The first one Temple of Doom, the film that started it all, was released in 1981, and it was followed in 1984 by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and then Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989. The fourth installment film Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull came out much later in 2008. I always loved the titles, they remind me of old books or comic strips invoking a sense of excitement and adventure. I’m looking forward to seeing where they go with this and I’m also interested in seeing what the title will be.
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