Disney recently announced that Harrison Ford will return for the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie.
During the company’s investor day presentation last Friday, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the 78-year-old actor will reprise his role as Dr. Henry Jones in the Disney tentpole.
"We're in pre-production on the next and final installment of Indiana Jones," Kennedy said. "Of course, Indy himself, Harrison Ford, will be back to conclude this iconic character's journey."
Lucasfilm is in pre-production on the next installment of Indiana Jones. At the helm is James @Mang0ld, director of Ford v Ferrari, and Indy himself, Harrison Ford, will be back to continue his iconic character’s journey. Adventure arrives July 2022.— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020
James Mangold, the man behind Ford vs Ferrari and Logan, will be taking over the director’s seat from Steven Spielberg. The film will begin shooting next year and will be released in July 2022.
Ford first appeared as Indy in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark following his stint as Han Solo in the first two films of the original Star Wars trilogy. He then later appeared in the 1984 prequel Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and in 1989’s Indiana Jones and the last Crusade.
After almost two decades, Ford reprised his iconic role in the fourth installment of the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
The fifth installment in the franchise was first announced in 2016 and was slated to hit theaters in 2019. However, the film was delayed after Spielberg departed the project over creative differences with the film’s producers and screenwriters.
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