Good things come to those who wait. Harrison Ford fans had to weather out years before the “Star Wars” movie dry spell came to an end with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” where they got to reunite with the charming old smuggler played by Ford, Han Solo. This time, after a long hiatus by Indiana “Indy” Jones, a swashbuckling adventurer also played by Ford, fans get taste of success again as Disney sets a release date for the movie and Ford finally speaks up about “Indiana Jones 5.”
Disney chairman Alan Horn commented during a press conference about the release, “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. 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.”
In a post made by Disney on their website on March 15, Indy gets ready for a fifth adventure on the big screen with Steven Spielberg to return to the director’s chair and Ford to take up Indy’s iconic role again.
That’s not all. According to Hollywood Reporter, David Koepp, scriptwriting partner-in-crime of Spielberg has been reserved for the project as well. Koepp is a veteran Hollywood scriptwriter who wrote hit films such as the first “Jurassic Park” in 1993, the first “Mission: Impossible,” and the first “Spider-Man” movie in 2002 with Tobey Maguire as lead.
Disney is definitely bringing back the A-team together for “Indiana Jones 5” and in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Ford expressed that he couldn’t be more excited for the project. Apparently, though, Ford has yet to read the script on “Indiana Jones 5,” but he had been offered a huge contract on the project and personally enjoys playing the role of Indy.
“I’ll be ready for it. I’ll be ready. I’m excited,” he tells Kimmel in the interview. “The opportunity to work with Steven again and this character…a chance to revisit this character that has brought great joy to people… It’s great fun to play this character; it’s a great pleasure to work with Steven.”
“Indiana Jones 5” is pegged for release by Disney on July 19, 2019.