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 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-announces-fifth-indiana-jones-875794

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, in a news release. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

No mention of John Williams, but I can't imagine he won't be scoring, health and schedule permitting.

Speaking for myself, I thought the score for Indy 4 was pure dynamite. (I also seem to have enjoyed the film more than most, despite its flaws.) So this comes as very welcome news.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   SalaciousAckbar   (Member)

I actually loved Crystal Skull and would rank it above Last Crusade, but I really feel like Ford is getting too old for this. He looked great in Crystal Skull, but they should have capitalized on the success of Crystal Skull and went right into one for release a few years later. It will be 11 years after the Crystal Skull and Ford will be 76. It's kind of odd that the most worrisome thing as a fan is that none of the principal players die before the film is completed.

That said...my ass is in the seat opening night.

Williams score for Crystal Skull was terrific, too.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Indiana Jones is swinging back into theaters.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   John-73   (Member)

Indiana Jones is swinging back into theaters.

Fabulous news! big grin I thought Ford looked great in Force Awakens, and seemed fully invested in the role, ditto Crystal Skull (it was the script that sucked) so if they begin filming (presumably) soon after he's completed Blade Runner 2, hopefully the age won't be much of an issue.

I hope this time we get back to an Indiana Jones adventure, not get it bogged down by family dramas again. Take it back to the tone of Raiders where humour & adventure arose naturally from situations and wasn't forced in and farcical like Crystal Skull.

Hope we get some proper exploration in this one again & archeology, and decent drama.

AND A NEW JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE!!! razz

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Yeah at this age I can see Indie yelling, "Get off of my sand dune!"

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

So 2019 will feature TWO epic John Williams scores for iconic franchises (INDY 5 and STAR WARS: EP IX.)

John, please eat your Wheaties.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Music by Michael Giacchino razz
The soundtrack will come with a booklet of Mike gushing about how John is such an inspiration, such a beautiful human being, yadda yadda.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Back when The Last Crusade was released, I would have loved another Indiana Jones film. Now, after having nuked the fridge and MacGyvered a son in, I just want it to stop. I'm not even interested in a new Williams Indy score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Awesome news! If Clint Eastwood managed 5 "Dirty Harry" movies, the least we can from Ford are 5 "Indy" installments. Who knows what will happen with the series beyond this point. Producer Frank Marshall was recently quoted as saying no one but Ford will ever play Indiana Jones, they don't plan on recasting the role to a younger actor at any time.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Producer Frank Marshall was recently quoted as saying no one but Ford will ever play Indiana Jones, they don't plan on recasting the role to a younger actor at any time.

I think Disney Corp will have the last word on this.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

This is great news. I'm also hoping for Williams, of course (like everyone else), but I my hope of seeing him do smaller films and scores at the tailend of his career seems kinda slim with all these franchise mastodonts.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

This is great news. I'm also hoping for Williams, of course (like everyone else), but I my hope of seeing him do smaller films and scores at the tailend of his career seems kinda slim with all these franchise mastodonts.

I also would like to see him with some edgier directors. I think Quentin Tarantino did a world of good for Morricone, as Oliver Stone did for John Williams. They need new imagery to fire their imaginations. Indiana Jones only did that in the early years.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

Well Spielberg is far from a sure thing these days but can still surprise. Hopefully as long as mr. lucas is retired from story duties they can find some redemption here. I'm not the biggest fan of temple of doom either so if they can make this a series where I can say the odd movies are great than more power to 'em! it seem like a long time out there for williams but there's no one else I'd rather have score it. But I do agree something out of left field with an untried director could lead to some interesting williams output. but at this stage of the game i'm not sure how likely that is.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Well Spielberg is far from a sure thing these days but can still surprise. Hopefully as long as mr. lucas is retired from story duties they can find some redemption here. I'm not the biggest fan of temple of doom either so if they can make this a series where I can say the odd movies are great than more power to 'em! it seem like a long time out there for williams but there's no one else I'd rather have score it. But I do agree something out of left field with an untried director could lead to some interesting williams output. but at this stage of the game i'm not sure how likely that is.

George Lucas is completely retired and not involved in any with Lucasfilm since Disney purchased it from him, but I actually happen to like his story idea so for me, this is unfortunate. Regardless, I'm still eager to see another Indy adventure, especially if Spielberg and Ford are involved. It will be strange to have an Indy movie without Lucas' involvement, it's been his baby for decades as much as "Star Wars", but still, having Spielberg and Ford attached will soften that blow.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Crystal Skull was a terrible movie with the sole redeeming quality that it had (I thought) killed off the possibility of any further bastardised adventures of someone wearing Henry Jones Jnr's clothes. Sadly not.

Think I'll just watch the three proper Indy movies again and listen to the three scores, in an attempt to blot this news from my memory.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

35 years of Indiana Jones so far and counting till 2019. Sounds good.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Michael Bean   (Member)

Producer Frank Marshall was recently quoted as saying no one but Ford will ever play Indiana Jones, they don't plan on recasting the role to a younger actor at any time.

Too late!



Harrison Ford is now 3 years younger than George Hall was when he played 90-something-year-old Indiana Jones. Too bad Hall's segments were apparently deleted from the home video releases.

I was disappointed by many aspects of The Crystal Skull, but I will invariably see the new film in theaters. Hoping it will be a classy 'passing of the torch,' but without the drama of Ford's most recent role. I personally hope the torch isn't passed to Shia LaBeouf, however.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Matt S.   (Member)

So if Crystal Skull took place in 1957 and was influenced by the sci-fi and B-movies of the era, what will the late 60's bring? Hippies and Quaaludes? Indiana Jones and the Lost Bong of Woodstock? That would be different...

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

Why are they even bothering? Didnt Crystal Skull already ruin the series legacy? Why tarnish it further? Bad enough that Ford ruins Han Solo by appearing in The Rehash Awakens and now thinks he can convincingly play Indy at 76!

Just reboot the series with a new actor and set it in the thirties where the character belongs.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2016 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Why are they even bothering? Didnt Crystal Skull already ruin the series legacy? Why tarnish it further? Bad enough that Ford ruins Han Solo by appearing in The Rehash Awakens and now thinks he can convincingly play Indy at 76!

Just reboot the series with a new actor and set it in the thirties where the character belongs.


I disagree. Ford was one of the biggest highlights of the FORCE AWAKENS -- amazingly going straight into his character in a slightly older version -- and proved he can easily do action roles for several more years. Plus, we don't know the extent of his role in this new movie. Maybe he'll have a more secondary role while other, younger actors get the main exposure (which they tried, albeit less successfully, with Shia in CRYSTAL SKULL).

 
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