Indiana Jones: What do we know about 2019 sequel?
Franchise mainstays Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will once again reprise their respective roles behind and in front of camera in a fifth "Indiana Jones" film set for July 2019. Do you think having Harrison Ford return to the role is the right move rather than to do a reboot?
To herald the arrival of a new globetrotting Indy epic, here are 19 facts, figures, and pulse-pounding inside stories about the most thrilling action franchise the movies has ever sent hurtling toward audiences like an ancient tribe's giant-boulder-turned-burglar-alarm. Plus, fans of the series can take heart in the fact that Harrison Ford will once more be bringing to life the title character.
"Could (it) work as a swan song for Ford's version of the character, while opening up space for another actor to take over the role via flashback scenes setting up prequel projects, or will Ford stay in the role into his 80s?", it asked.
Ford's age also raised the question of whether Indy 5 will start something new, said The Hollywood Reporter. Others pointed out that many of these "new" tweets were making the same old jokes everyone made when the last sequel was announced. The two-time Academy Award victor for Best Director has directed every Indiana Jones movie so far and will continue with the series that he first helped kick off in 1981 with Raiders of the Lost Ark. Because, thanks to Crystal Skull (and George Lucas), they totally can. So why not embrace that?
Look, I'll be the first to agree that it's a seemingly arbritary distinction, but while the Biblical and otherwise magical Macguffins of the first three Indiana Jones movies were permissible, something just felt weirdly off about bringing aliens into Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Leave that stuff for The X-Files, okay?