Steven Spielberg Talks ‘Indiana Jones 5’; Promises Not To Kill Off Harrison Ford

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By the time Indiana Jones 5 arrives in theaters, star Harrison Ford will already be 76 years old, so seeing another up-and-coming actor taking over the reins of the franchise doesn’t seem entirely out of reach. Obviously, we still have a long way to go until we find out whether or not that’s going to happen, but one thing that we can count on is that we won’t see Indy dying if the studio decides to make more sequels in the future.

In an in-depth profile by The Hollywood Reporter, director Steven Spielberg talks about how excited he is to start working on the next installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and promises that we won’t see the titular character dying in his next adventure:

Spielberg says he’s “super excited” about [Indiana Jones 5], dated for July 2019: “I think this one is straight down the pike for the fans.” He won’t reveal plot details, except this: “The one thing I will tell you is I’m not killing off Harrison [Ford] at the end of it.”

There’s also the possibility that we might see a reboot after the next one, which is something that many franchises seem to be doing nowadays. For now, we can only hope that it will be better than Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but I’m sure that Spielberg will go to great lengths to ensure that this will be the case. After all, it’s clear that he is as disappointed as we are with how the last one came out.

The yet-to-be titled fifth entry in the Indiana Jones franchise will be written by David Koepp and will once again see the return of Spielberg and Ford. Composer John Williams will also be returning to provide the score for the movie, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 19, 2019. Are you guys looking forward to it?

Source: THR (via Collider)

Michael Bezanidis

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