Harrison Ford is all set to don his hat for a fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ movie.
Disney confirmed the news on Friday, after announcing that a fifth and last installment is already on its way, sending fans of the popular franchise into a frenzy.
“Lucasfilm is in pre-production on the next installment of Indiana Jones. At the helm is James @Mang0ld, director of Ford v Ferrari, and Indy himself, Harrison Ford, will be back to continue his iconic character’s journey. Adventure arrives July 2022,” Disney tweeted.
Lucasfilm is in pre-production on the next installment of Indiana Jones. At the helm is James @Mang0ld, director of Ford v Ferrari, and Indy himself, Harrison Ford, will be back to continue his iconic character’s journey. Adventure arrives July 2022.— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020
Directed by ‘Ford V. Ferrari’ director James Mangold, the film will see Harrison Ford, 78, reprising his iconic role of Henry ‘Indiana’ Jones Jr.
The entertainment giant also revealed that the film which has been in development for years is currently in the “preproduction” stage and will release in July 2022, reports WCVB.
During an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show in February, Harrison Ford revealed that production on a new ‘Indiana Jones’ movie would begin this year, CNN said.
“It’s going to be fun. I am excited,” he said at the time. “They’re great fun to make.”
The fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ movie comes merely 41 years after the first installment ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ which released in 1981 and was followed by ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ in 1984. The third film ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ reportedly hit cinemas in 1989, which saw the late Sean Connery playing Indy’s father.
Harrison Ford later reprised his role 20 years later in the fourth film ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ which was a huge box office hit at the time.