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Almost ten years after Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull hit theaters and after years of promises and rumors and dead-ends, it’s official: Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, the two-fisted archaeologist with a thing for punching Nazis and recovering ancient artifacts, is returning for a fifth film due out in a little over two years.

 

According to an official statement on the Walt Disney Company’s website, the untitled fifth Indiana Jones movie will arrive on July 19, 2019 and the whole gang is getting back together. Harrison Ford will return as Indy, Steven Spielberg will step behind the camera once more, and Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce. Here’s what you need to know from that statement:

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.”

And that’s all we know right now. Whether this announcement sends chills down your spin or waves of dread through your heart probably depends on whether you’re a pessimist or an optimist.

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The fact that this news was announced on the Walt Disney Company website speaks volumes – this is the first Indiana Jones adventure to not be released by Paramount. After all, Indy was the property of Lucasfilm, which meant that Disney acquired him when they got in the Star Wars business back in 2012. By not releasing this news in a trade or even emailing out an official press release, Disney has made their message loud and clear: Indiana Jones belongs to them now, existing alongside Star Wars and Marvel and Pixar and everything else that you love.

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The Future of Indiana Jones

You’d be hard-pressed to find many movie fans who were happy with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which has only further aged into one of modern cinema’s greatest sour notes over the past nine years. It’s the kind of thing people talk about in hushed whispers and with sad eyes – what the hell happened? While it’s easy to imagine the financial incentive in making a new Indiana Jones movie (Crystal Skull still made a ton of money), it’s also easy to imagine Spielberg and Ford not wanting their previous collaboration being the final Indy adventure. One of the finest heroes in pop culture history deserves to go out on a high note.

But here’s the thing: Disney and Lucasfilm are in the franchise business and Harrison Ford will be 77 years old when Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters in 2019. You don’t build a franchise around someone knocking on the door of 80, even if that someone is one of the greatest movie stars of all time. If I had to make an early wager, I’d put good money on Indiana Jones 5 letting Harrison Ford ride off into the sunset, closing the book on his stint as the character…while also introducing a new actor to take his place.

Conceptually, it would be easy. Bring Ford back for one last go, but also introduce a new, younger Indiana Jones in flashbacks. Let the torch be passed. Let Ford move on. And then, with the blessing of everyone attached to the original series, Indy lives on in a younger performer, free to go on all kinds of adventures for the foreseeable future. That’s the Lucasfilm/Disney way and so far, it’s been pretty good to Star Wars.

Once again, this is all speculation – I’m just saying stuff. But also once again: whether this speculation sends chills down your spin or waves of dread through your heart probably depends on whether you’re a pessimist or an optimist.

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19 hours ago, Buzzetta said:

It’s the kind of thing people talk about in hushed whispers and with sad eyes – what the hell happened?

Spielberg's quote to Empire magazine back in 2011 sums up what happened perfectly.  He chose making his best friend, but inferior filmmaker, happy.  Spielberg should never, ever defer to Lucas.

 “I sympathise with people who didn’t like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin… George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn’t want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in – even if I don’t believe in it – I’m going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it.”
 

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1 hour ago, Doc McCoy said:

Spielberg's quote to Empire magazine back in 2011 sums up what happened perfectly.  He chose making his best friend, but inferior filmmaker, happy.  Spielberg should never, ever defer to Lucas.

 “I sympathise with people who didn’t like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin… George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn’t want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in – even if I don’t believe in it – I’m going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it.”
 

The thing was though that aliens or inter-dimensional beings made sense to me as Indiana Jones had aged out of the fight the nazis for religious artifacts in the middle east phase of his career.  Indiana Jones was supposed to reflect the period, so with an older Jones it had to take place in the 1950's.  During the 1950's the media focused on the Red Scare and the Atomic Age and cinematic plot devices like those old B-Movie space alien films.

The real problem with "Kingdom" was that it was better than other movies that came out at the time but it was a poorly executed Indiana Jones movie.  It is like Godfather III.  Godfather III is not a 'bad' movie.  It is just a bad Godfather movie.  Like Kingdom of the Crystal skull it does not live up to the efforts that came before it. 

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15 hours ago, Doc McCoy said:

Spielberg's quote to Empire magazine back in 2011 sums up what happened perfectly.  He chose making his best friend, but inferior filmmaker, happy.  Spielberg should never, ever defer to Lucas.

What choice did he have?  Lucas had held out for over 20 years on the sci-fi 1950s crystal skull concept despite the fact that Spielberg and Ford both hated it.  It was either do what Lucas wanted or let Ford get too old to play the role.

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15 hours ago, Buzzetta said:

The thing was though that aliens or inter-dimensional beings made sense to me as Indiana Jones had aged out of the fight the nazis for religious artifacts in the middle east phase of his career.  Indiana Jones was supposed to reflect the period, so with an older Jones it had to take place in the 1950's.  During the 1950's the media focused on the Red Scare and the Atomic Age and cinematic plot devices like those old B-Movie space alien films.

The real problem with "Kingdom" was that it was better than other movies that came out at the time but it was a poorly executed Indiana Jones movie.  It is like Godfather III.  Godfather III is not a 'bad' movie.  It is just a bad Godfather movie.  Like Kingdom of the Crystal skull it does not live up to the efforts that came before it. 

As an ode to those Atomic Age B-Movies, "Kingdom" does work, so what do you think makes it an inferior Indiana Jones film?  Do you think it was just too jarring a change from the pulp adventures that the others were based on for a majority of viewers to accept?  

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2 hours ago, fantastic_four said:

What choice did he have?  Lucas had held out for over 20 years on the sci-fi 1950s crystal skull concept despite the fact that Spielberg and Ford both hated it.  It was either do what Lucas wanted or let Ford get too old to play the role.

You're right, he and Ford had no choice.  It was do it the way Lucas wanted or let it die.  

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1 minute ago, fantastic_four said:

I generally enjoyed it.  It contained roughly the same amount of stupid as Temple of Doom.

Agreed.  I just came off a marathon of all 4 films this weekend (flu) and that would be my point as well, I do't think "Kingdom" was any worse than "Temple" as far as Indian Jones films go.  

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Official Release Date Released: 

Indiana Jones V: July 10, 2020.

Also... Star Wars Episiode IX was pushed up to May 24, 2019.  The previously expected date was December 2019 following the pattern of the last two. 

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4 minutes ago, Buzzetta said:

Official Release Date Released: 

Indiana Jones V: July 10, 2020.

Also... Star Wars Episiode IX was pushed up to May 24, 2019.  The previously expected date was December 2019 following the pattern of the last two. 

Screening Star Wars 3 weeks after Infinity Gauntlet will hurt the potential 1.5+ billion Avengers should bring in. It will also hurt Star Wars BO results not being around the Holidays.

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8 hours ago, chezmtghut said:

Screening Star Wars 3 weeks after Infinity Gauntlet will hurt the potential 1.5+ billion Avengers should bring in. It will also hurt Star Wars BO results not being around the Holidays.

I don't get that move. I kind of like Star Wars around Christmas now. Honestly, I think both of them that close in 2019 will eat into each other's box office. The box office game is really changing fast. I know a lot of people that rather just stream stuff on their HDTVs and this in 2017 I am talking, by the time 2019 comes even more will opt to stream. They should keep it spread out. Avengers Event in May, fans recover let things sink in,than Star Wars Event in December. Having just three weeks apart could hurt each others box office.

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9 hours ago, ComicConnoisseur said:

I don't get that move. I kind of like Star Wars around Christmas now. Honestly, I think both of them that close in 2019 will eat into each other's box office. The box office game is really changing fast. I know a lot of people that rather just stream stuff on their HDTVs and this in 2017 I am talking, by the time 2019 comes even more will opt to stream. They should keep it spread out. Avengers Event in May, fans recover let things sink in,than Star Wars Event in December. Having just three weeks apart could hurt each others box office.

Both movies should bring in 3+ billion but I could see it landing between 2 & 2.5 because of the date change.

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4 hours ago, chezmtghut said:

Both movies should bring in 3+ billion but I could see it landing between 2 & 2.5 because of the date change.

Forgot to mention this: 

A live-action version of “The Lion King” is set to arrive in July 2019.

The sequel to the smash hit “Frozen” will debut in November 2019

 

I think that Star Wars, despite a different fan base than Frozen was moved to make way for Frozen.  People way smarter at these things than we are probably have some formula as to what going where and against what will generate the most projected sales. 

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On 4/27/2017 at 0:27 AM, Buzzetta said:

Forgot to mention this: 

A live-action version of “The Lion King” is set to arrive in July 2019.

The sequel to the smash hit “Frozen” will debut in November 2019

 

I think that Star Wars, despite a different fan base than Frozen was moved to make way for Frozen.  People way smarter at these things than we are probably have some formula as to what going where and against what will generate the most projected sales. 

Good point.

Frozen is really big. I know a lady that had a Frozen wedding. Cake, and dressed like the Frozen characters. She was in her forties. Imagine that?

Frozen to a lot of people was their Star Wars.

Myself I am a Avengers guy. Go Avengers! lol

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