Disney has officially announced that “Indiana Jones 5” is happening. Steven Speilberg and Harrison Ford will team up again on one of the most famous franchises to date.
Fans can see Ford as Indiana Jones back on the big screen on July 19, 2019. Spielberg will be the director while Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy will be the producers, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter. The official press release did not say whether co-creator George Lucas will have any role on this upcoming project. Lucas already should Disney the rights to the character in 2012, at the same time as he sold “Star Wars.”
“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,” stated Alan Horn, chairman of 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.”
While many were excited about the movie, some also believe Ford can be too old to play Indiana Jones once more. After “Indiana Jones 5” was announced, some took to Twitter to make fun of Ford. They came up with jokey movie titles for “Indiana Jones 5” to show how funny they think Ford is as the iconic hero. One of the titles were, “Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Self-Cleaning Dentures.” Many more were created, such as “Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Prosthetic Hip Joint” and “Indiana Jones and the Battle to Get Off of His Lawn.” The hashtag #FakeIndy5Titles even become viral, with many joining in the “fun.”
The fans’ reactions may be a little off-putting but not really that surprising. According to CNN, the actor, who plays Han Solo in “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” will be 77 by 2019. More than a decade have passed after “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” came out. It is also quite surreal that the iconic character was introduced 38 years earlier in the movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”