Disney, Lucasfilm, Steven Spielberg, and Harrison Ford will officially team up for the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones saga. The film will be released on July 19, 2019.

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Here is the press release:

Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. 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.

“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.

First off… I don’t see any mention of George Lucas writing the story and producing, which have been his usual duties on all of the Indiana Jones movies up until this point. Is it possible that he is letting all of his franchises go? All due respect to the master, but I hope so.

I also hope that they have a good story and an even better writer tapped for this installment. I also don’t think anyone would be upset if Shia LaBeouf sat this one out. He’s probably busy recording himself for 72-hours on an escalator or something anyways.