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Indiana Jones 5 will star Harrison Ford, be released in 2019

Steven Spielberg is back to direct

Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg will reunite for a fifth Indiana Jones movie, Disney announced today.

Ford will reprise his role as the swashbuckling archaeologist, with Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy on board as executive producer. There's currently no working title for the new installment.

In a news release, Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, said Indiana Jones was one of the big screen's greatest heroes and they were excited that Ford would be in the picture.

Disney purchased the rights to the franchise from Paramount in 2013, following the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Rumors sparked last January that younger actors like Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt were being eyed to replace Ford as Indiana Jones. In October, however, Spielberg said that if he was going to make the movie, it would absolutely have to star Ford. The actor most recently reprised his role as Han Solo in the seventh Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

Disney said the movie will hit theaters July 19, 2019.

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