Indiana Jones is swinging back into theatres with Harrison Ford reprising the iconic role and Steven Spielberg directing.
Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that the fifth film in the series will open July 19, 2019. The last Indiana Jones film was 2008's poorly received Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
The lucrative film franchise originated with the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark – directed by Spielberg and starring Ford as the fedora-wearing adventurer – during the summer of 1981.
A new Indiana Jones film has long been rumoured, occasionally with different actors taking over the role from the 73-year-old Ford. But the actor will return as his famous archaeologist shortly after reprising his other indelible character: Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.