It was a persistent rumor for two years. This is now a reality. Disney Studios just confirmed that Harrison Ford, American actor 73 years old will réendosser his famous adventuring archaeologist costume for a new episode of the saga “Indiana Jones” to be directed by Steven Spielberg, 69, author the four previous phases.
“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest film in the history of heroes and we look forward to bringing it to the screen in 2019 “said the boss of Disney studios Alan Horn said in a statement. “It is rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producer, actor and role,” he added, rejoicing “to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.” Disney is however remained quiet on the dates of the filming of the new movie.
The return of the Ford-Spielberg duo
During the promotion of ‘Star Wars the Force Awakening “in which he played for the last time his character of Han Solo, Harrison Ford had been somewhat circumspect about his possible return to the hero’s skin wearing a stetson and masterfully wielding his lasso. Recall that the Disney studios in 2013 recovered the rights of future film “Indiana Jones” when they bought the company from George Lucas (producer of the saga so far), and restarting the same time rumors about a possible fifth episode.
Last November, Steven Spielberg, during the promotion of “spies Bridge” with Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance (Oscar for Best Supporting Actor) had confided that he wished to make a new component of the Harrison Ford adventure forward, 73, is in his eighties. “And I do not rejuvenated,” he had joked. The director whose soon discover the new feature film “The BFG” (output 1 st in July in France) has never hidden his affection for Indiana Jones.
But it was his interpreter, Harrison Ford, agrees to go on the adventure with him. A financial agreement has also been reached with Disney which could push the two men embark on this 5th episode. The series of “Indiana Jones” is one of the most profitable of American cinema. She has earned almost two billion dollars in revenue worldwide. Its first part, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” was released in 1981. The latest, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, dates back to 2008.