Indiana Jones Is Coming Back Disney announces 5th film in franchise By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Mar 15, 2016 1:23 PM CDT 28 comments Comments In this promotional photo provided by Paramount Pictures, Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones comes face-to-face with a cobra in a scene from "Raiders of the Lost Ark." (AP Photo/LucasFilms) (Newser) – Indiana Jones is swinging back into theaters with Harrison Ford reprising the iconic role and Steven Spielberg directing, the AP reports. 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. A new Indiana Jones film has long been rumored, 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.