A Fifth Indiana Jones Movie Slated for 2019

 
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Old Indy from “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”

“It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage”:

Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.

“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. “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.”

Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.

Ummm, yeah. So … we all love Harrison Ford (at least those of us over 40) but in the last Star Wars movie, Han Solo looked like a character in a late-night ad on Fox News. When the new Indy is released in 2019, the actor will be 77 years old.

Unless they’re naming it Indiana Jones and the Pain-Free Catheter, maybe Spielberg should just have him look for the Fountain of Youth and do the whole thing as a spoof.

What do you think, Ricochetti? Is this fifth Indy film a bad idea or the worst idea ever?

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  1. Tom Meyer, Ed. Contributor
    Tom Meyer, Ed.
    @tommeyer

    Douglas:

    That leaves you with cross-dressing and bear-rape flicks. Enjoy.

    As awful as The Revenant was it’s innocent on that front. The bear who attacks DiCaprio’s character was a female.

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  2. The King Prawn Inactive
    The King Prawn
    @TheKingPrawn

    C. U. Douglas:There’s been a lot of 80’s nostalgia that’s come up from Hollywood. The idea is that my generation loved these things, and so we’ll love to see them in film.

    Problem is, the younger generations don’t care about this stuff as much as we do, and my generation is pretty dadgum cynical (and rightly so) about Hollywood’s ability to recreate our fond memories on screen.

    Let’s face it, nostalgia just isn’t what it used to be.

    Just imagine a rebooted Pretty In Pink, with today’s mental disorders inserted into it…

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  3. skipsul Inactive
    skipsul
    @skipsul

    Brian Watt:“Throw me my walker!”

    “Throw me the idol; and I’ll throw you your walker.”

    “Can’t, already threw out my back!”

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  4. Jim Chase Member
    Jim Chase
    @JimChase

    C. U. Douglas: James Bond just recast the parts and pretended it was the same guy.

    True, but apart from a couple of the Roger Moore flicks, I quit watching James Bond after the Sean Connery era.

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  5. Tom Meyer, Ed. Contributor
    Tom Meyer, Ed.
    @tommeyer

    Tom Meyer, Ed.: As awful as The Revenant was…

    Okay, I’m being somewhat unfair. Tom Hardy was — as he always is — fantastic, and the first half hour was superb. The next hour and a half was an endless parade of well-filmed grunts.

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  6. skipsul Inactive
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    @skipsul

    Jim Chase:

    C. U. Douglas: James Bond just recast the parts and pretended it was the same guy.

    True, but apart from a couple of the Roger Moore flicks, I quit watching James Bond after the Sean Connery era.

    Roger Moore was just terrible in the role, and the stories were dumb.  Dalton was OK, but the scripts were terrible.  Brosnan could be good (Goldeneye) but the plots were increasingly weird.

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  7. Jim Chase Member
    Jim Chase
    @JimChase

    skipsul:

    Jim Chase:

    C. U. Douglas: James Bond just recast the parts and pretended it was the same guy.

    True, but apart from a couple of the Roger Moore flicks, I quit watching James Bond after the Sean Connery era.

    Roger Moore was just terrible in the role, and the stories were dumb. Dalton was OK, but the scripts were terrible. Brosnan could be good (Goldeneye) but the plots were increasingly weird.

    Which is why I quit watching.  I gave a couple of the Roger Moore movies a shot, lost interest in the franchise.

    Still like the theme music, though.

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  8. EJHill Podcaster
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    Disney had to do a money deal with Paramount to gain full control of Indy. Paramount gets to keep the first four films and has the right of financial participation in the future. Who knows what’s really driving this.

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  9. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
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    C. U. Douglas: I don’t mind that they had great experiences, but I swear you’d think the universe began with Woodstock.

    I thought that a goodly many of the people who went to Woodstock did not member it very well.

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  10. Jim Chase Member
    Jim Chase
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    EJHill:Disney had to do a money deal with Paramount to gain full control of Indy. Paramount gets to keep the first four films and has the right of financial participation in the future. Who knows what’s really driving this.

    Maybe Harrison Ford wants to put both his main characters to, uh, rest.

    And Disney’s selling tickets for the event.

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  11. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    C. U. Douglas: Baton-passing is a time honored story tradition. Yes, it can be totally screwed up and has been (See Indy 4), but it can totally work as well and should be done with that in mind.

    e.g. Bilbo passing the One Ring on to Frodo.

    e.g. The passage of time, and characters, in the Narnia stories.

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  12. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
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    skipsul: Roger Moore was just terrible in the role, and the stories were dumb. Dalton was OK, but the scripts were terrible. Brosnan could be good (Goldeneye) but the plots were increasingly weird.

    Disagree. Until Casino Royale came out, The Living Daylights was my all-time favourite Bond flick.

    Now it’s only my second-favourite.

    (Also, Tomorrow Never Dies is the best Brosnan flick, not Goldeneye.)

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  13. Tom Meyer, Ed. Contributor
    Tom Meyer, Ed.
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    skipsul: Brosnan could be good (Goldeneye) but the plots were increasingly weird.

    By “weird,” you mean “terrible,” yes?

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  14. FreeWifiDuringSermon Inactive
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    skipsul:

    Let’s face it, nostalgia just isn’t what it used to be.

    Well, it makes up for suffering through 60s and 70s nostalgia crud when we were growing up. Time to make the next generation as disgusted and bored with us as we were with our forebears.

    I for one stand up and cheer EVERY TIME a movie about the sixties trots out a bunch of young things with flowers in their hair to the tune of “for what it’s worth” by Buffalo Springfield. I never tire of hearing what an unalloyed good the Kennedy’s, Free Love and the Great Society are.

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  15. David Sussman Contributor
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    We all know the Spielberg, Lucas, John Williams scored early 80’s mega pic sequels can never live up to the originals. Logically, we accept it’s impossible, but we still sniff disgust when nuclear detonations are survived by ducking into Kenmore’s.

    Yet saps like us late 40 somethings keep shelling out our nostalgia bucks hoping to momentarily feel pubescent awe, that wonder and amazement one can only experience while simultaneously drumming up the courage to hold the JV cheerleaders hand.

    It’s a futile cause… but my paw will likely respond to the Pavlovian bell and still see it.

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  16. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
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    MarciN:You know who would make a great new Indiana Jones and friend? Chuck and Sarah from Chuck.

    I loved that show.

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  17. Fricosis Guy Listener
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    Indiana Jones and the Polyp of Doom.

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  18. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
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    Tom Meyer, Ed.:

    Douglas:

    That leaves you with cross-dressing and bear-rape flicks. Enjoy.

    As awful as The Revenant was it’s innocent on that front. The bear who attacks DiCaprio’s character was a female.

    That’s even worse!!!

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  19. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    @jon

    Fricosis Guy:Indiana Jones and the Polyp of Doom.

    giphy

    • #49
  20. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Sadly, Ford has demonstrated it’s the years and the mileage.

    Raiders and Star Wars were the golden movie-going era of my youth, when it was seemed reasonable to visit a theater ten or more times to see the same movie. Even if today’s movies were that fresh and exciting, the theater experience is a wreck (mostly due to cell phones), and I can’t imagine any movie compelling me to go back for repeat performances.

    I suppose we should blame home entertainment systems, too. Why subject yourself to “the public”?

    First world problems.

    • #50
  21. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
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    FYI: Sean Connery was 59 years old when he played Indiana Jones’ father.

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  22. Fricosis Guy Listener
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:

    Fricosis Guy:Indiana Jones and the Polyp of Doom.

    giphy

    That’s from “Crystal Stone”

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  23. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Western Chauvinist: Sadly, Ford has demonstrated it’s the years and the mileage.

    His (alleged) fondness for “herbal recreation” surely doesn’t help.

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  24. skipsul Inactive
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    Misthiocracy:

    skipsul: Roger Moore was just terrible in the role, and the stories were dumb. Dalton was OK, but the scripts were terrible. Brosnan could be good (Goldeneye) but the plots were increasingly weird.

    Disagree. Until Casino Royale came out, The Living Daylights was my all-time favourite Bond flick.

    Now it’s only my second-favourite.

    (Also, Tomorrow Never Dies is the best Brosnan flick, not Goldeneye.)

    Disagree about Brosnan (only slightly), not watched Dalton recently enough to have an opinion.

    Could not stand Casino after an hour, so shut it off.

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  25. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    @jon

    Best James Bonds ranked:

    1. Connery
    2. Dalton
    3. Craig
    4. Moore/Brosnan (tie)
    5. Lazenby
    6. Niven
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  26. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:Best James Bonds ranked:

    1. Connery
    2. Dalton
    3. Craig
    4. Moore/Brosnan (tie)
    5. Lazenby
    6. Niven

    Vf

    • #56
  27. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: What do you think, Ricochetti? Is this fifth Indy film a bad idea or the worst idea ever?

    Depends . . .

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  28. C. U. Douglas Thatcher
    C. U. Douglas
    @CUDouglas

    Best Bonds:

    1. Connery
    2. Moore
    3. Craig
    4. Brosnan
    5. Short Term
    6. Lazenby
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  29. Knotwise the Poet Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:

    Unless they’re naming it Indiana Jones and the Pain-Free Catheter, maybe Spielberg should just have him look for the Fountain of Youth and do the whole thing as a spoof.

    What do you think, Ricochetti? Is this fifth Indy film a bad idea or the worst idea ever?

    I considered posting on it myself.  Yes, it’s a bad idea.  While I enjoyed Ford’s return as Solo in Force Awakens, that one worked because he was not the main character anymore, but was instead filling in the “Obi-wan” role.  But in the Indy franchise, in which he’s supposed to be the dashing action league?  He was already a little too old for the role back when he did Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (though that may have been the least of that film’s problems).  The only way I can see this maybe working is if they’re going with a drastically different kind of Indy story than we’ve already seen.  Completely unnecessary in any case, though.

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  30. Metalheaddoc Member
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    skipsul:

    Jim Chase:

    C. U. Douglas: James Bond just recast the parts and pretended it was the same guy.

    True, but apart from a couple of the Roger Moore flicks, I quit watching James Bond after the Sean Connery era.

    Roger Moore was just terrible in the role, and the stories were dumb. Dalton was OK, but the scripts were terrible. Brosnan could be good (Goldeneye) but the plots were increasingly weird.

    I rather liked the Dalton era Bond. Kinda dark and gritty. Moore’s bond was a little too glib.

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