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StevenSpielbergHarrisonFordFans are thrilled to hear that Indian Jones will be back in theaters in July 2019. Walt Disney Studios announced that the currently-untitled project will be directed by Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford once again.

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen,” Disney chairman Alan Horn said at the press conference.

The new film will come 11 years after its last installment. Spielberg and Ford teamed up for the first Indy movie in 1981 with “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” The franchise continued with “Temple of Doom” in 1984, followed by 1989’s “Last Crusade” and 2008’s “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

Fans are excited to hear that Harrison Ford will be returning, despite his age. Ford will be 77 years old when the film hits theaters in 2019. However, critics are already seeing potential for an older Indiana Jones. Critics believe if Spielberg and Ford embrace Indy’s advance years rather than downplay them, they could create dramatic and rich material.

The fifth Indian Jones film will be the first that does not include George Lucas’ participation. Lucas and Spielberg came up with the series together while vacationing in Hawaii after the release of the first “Star Wars movie.” In 2012, Lucus sold Lucasfilm to Disney. After Lucus’ peculiar direction with “The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, fans believe the remaining team of Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and producer Kathleen Kennedy will restore the series to its glory.

The Indiana Jones franchise has grossed nearly $2 billion at the global box office with four films.

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