On Thursday (10 December), Disney confirmed that the 78-year-old actor would have a fifth outing as the adventurer before giving up the role for good.
The new film will be directed by Logan’s James Mangold and will be released in June 2022.
The news was announced as part of Disney’s Investor Day virtual presentation, with a tweet being shared reading: “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.”
The untitled film will be the first not to be directed by Steven Spielberg, with the filmmaker remaining on the project as a “hands-on producer”.
Spielberg, who worked on the films up until 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, announced that he was stepping down from the franchise earlier this year in order to give the character to “a new generation to bring their perspective to the story”.
While some fans suggested that the films should not go ahead without the legendary director at the helm, Mangold’s involvement reassured them of Indiana Jones’s future success.
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