Fifth 'Indiana Jones' movie to hit theaters in 2019

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Harrison Ford Returning as "Indiana Jones"

Indiana Jones is swinging back into theaters.

Steven Spielberg will direct Harrison Ford in the untitled fifth installment in the classic action-adventure franchise, which will open July 19, 2019, Disney announced Tuesday.

"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 Disney chairman Alan Horn. "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."

Franchise veterans Kathleen Marshall — who now is president of Lucasfilms — and Frank Marshall will produce. Disney, which owns Lucasfilms, home of the Indiana Jones franchise, is taking over duties from Paramount, which released the previous four films.

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WITNESS -1985 HARRISON FORD
WORKING GIRL (1988) HARRISON FORD
THE MOSQUITO COAST - 1986 Saul Zaentz film with Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren
FOR USE WITH FEATURE PACKAGE FOR DEC. 17--US HARRISON FORD--Actor Harrison Ford poses following an interview in New York Nov. 18, 1995. Ford is talking up his latest film, the romantic comedy remake "Sabrina," an update of the 1954 Billy Wilder romp starring Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and Audrey Hepburn. Ford follows in Bogey's footsteps, playing a millionaire businessman smitten by the chauffeur's daughter, with Julia Ormond tackling the Hepburn role. (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts)
THE FUGITIVE - 1993 Warner film with Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford running from a burning car and bullet shots in a scene from the film 'Clear and Present Danger', 1994. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Getty Images)
A scene from well-known Billy Wilder's Sabrina: out of a luxurious dwelling, where a big, dark car is parked by, well-dressed Harrison Ford, wearing a black suit and a bowler, pulls out the antenna of a pocket radio; the American actor plays Linus Larrabee, a role originally played by unforgettable Humphrey Bogart. USA, 1995. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
U.S. movie star Harrison Ford, left, and the German movie producer Wolfgang Petersen, show their "Bambi" statuettes to the photographers after have been awarded with the German counterpart to the "Oscar" in Cologne Saturday night, October 25, 1997. Petersen produced the movie "Air Force One" in which Harrison Ford plays the U.S. President. (AP PHOTO/Fritz Reiss)
American actor Harrison Ford wearing mechanic's coverall smiles while keeping a spanner in his hands, in front of an airplane's reactor, in a scene from the comedy Six Days Seven Nights. Kaua'i (Hawaii), USA, 1998. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
When an airplane carrying Dutch Van Den Broeck's (Harrison Ford) wife crashes into the Chesapeake Bay, it marks just the beginning of a mystery that will lead him not only to disturbing information about his spouse, but to an unlikely romance in the Columbia Pictures presentation, 'Random Hearts.' Photo credit: David James Columbia/TriStar.
PASADENA, : US actors Hayley Joel Osment(L) and Harrison Ford(R) congratulate each other backstage after winning awards at the 26th People's Choice Awards in Pasadena, CA, 09 January 2000. Osment's film 'The Sixth Sense' won Favorite Motion Picture and Harrison Ford won an award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
391827 01: (U.S. Tabs Out) Actor Harrison Ford Flies His Helicopter July 10, 2001 Near Jackson, Wy. Ford Located And Rescued Missing 13-Year-Old Boy Scout Cody Clawson. (Photo By Getty Images)
368218 Norman(Harrison Ford)And Clair Spencer(Michelle Pfeiffer) Try To Learn The Origin Of Mysterious Events That Have Threatened Their Idylic Life In Dream Works Pictures' And Twentieth Century Fox's Thriller 'What Lies Beneath' Directed By Robert Zemeckis. (Photo By Getty Images)
Actor Harrison Ford at The Concert for New York City to benefit the victims of the World Trade Center disaster at Madison Square Garden in New York City. October 20, 2001 (Photo: Scott Gries/ImageDirect)
399817 147: Actor Harrison Ford poses backstage with his award during the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 20, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actor Harrison Ford visits Denver and gives some kids an airplane ride from Centennial Airport. Sean Keeney, 8, of Littleton gets his photo taken with Ford after his plane ride. For Bill Husted column. Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post (Photo By Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart at the premiere of 'K-19: The Widowmaker' at the Village Theatre in Westwood, Ca. Monday, July 15, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 3: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 28th Annual Deauville Film Festival on September 3, 2002 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Stuart Atkins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 29: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actors Harrison Ford attends City Harvest's 9th Annual Practical Magic Ball Benefit at The Pierre Hotel April 29, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
US actor Harrison Ford poses during a ceremony unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 30 May 2003 in Hollywood. One of Hollywood's most popular leading men, Ford appeared in 35 feature films, including the 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones' series. AFP PHOTO/Lee CELANO (Photo credit should read LEE CELANO/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: Director George Lucas and actor Harrison Ford react in the audience during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: Actor Harrison Ford speaks onstage during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Harrison Ford poses backstage during 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 16, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 6: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 'Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival' on October 6, 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 29: Actor Harrison Ford's Han Solo character from 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi' is shown on screen while musicians perform during 'Star Wars: In Concert' at the Orleans Arena May 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The traveling production features a full symphony orchestra and choir playing music from all six of John Williams' Star Wars scores synchronized with footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, HD LED screen. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Actor Harrison Ford onstage at ELLE's 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at The Four Seasons Hotel on October 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images For Elle Magazine)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 'Morning Glory' UK premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on January 11, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actor Harrison Ford (L) and actress Calista Flockhart arrive at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's 5th Annual Kirk Douglas' Excellence In Film Awards at the The Four Seasons Biltmore on November 19, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Actors Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig attend the 'Cowboys and Aliens' UK film premiere at the 02 Arena on August 11, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 18: Actor Harrison Ford speaks during a Lionsgate Motion Picture Group presentation to promote the upcoming film 'Ender's Game' at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 18: Actor Harrison Ford speaks onstage at the 'Ender's Game' press conference during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Summit Entertainment)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Actors Harrison Ford and Emma Thompson arrive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
US actor Harrison Ford and US actress Maria Menounos walk on the beach under an umbrella during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 16, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. The Cannes film festival on May 14, 2008 officially unrolled its red carpet with a star-studded ceremony kicking off the 12-day frenzy of movies, parties and deals. AFP PHOTO / Fred DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Actor Harrison Ford and partner Calista Flockhart arrives at the Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 18 , 2008 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 20: (U.S. TABS OUT) Actors Harrison Ford (L) and Shia LeBeouf appear onstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios May 20, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Harrison Ford arrives at the The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards at Dolby Theatre on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 07: Actor Harrison Ford attends 'El Hormiguero' TV Show at Vertice 360 Studio on November 7, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4551 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Harrison Ford during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 23, 2013 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 11: Actor Harrison Ford arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables 3' at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Harrison Ford attends 'The Expendables 3' private dinner and party at Gotha Night Club at Palm Beach on May 18, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Millennium Films)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Harrison Ford (L) and actress Calista Flockhart attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Harrison Ford (L) and actress Calista Flockhart attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Actor Harrison Ford speaks onstage during 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 17, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CDG)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Harrison Ford sighting at Barney's New York on December 17, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Nick Smith/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Harrison Ford arrives at the 12th Annual 'Living Legends of Aviation' Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 16, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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Ford will be 77 when the untitled Indiana Jones is released in theaters.

Spielberg has directed every film in the franchise. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the last film, opened in 2008 and starred Ford opposite Shia LaBeouf, who the producers hoped could over the baton, but the mission failed.

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