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Harrison Ford will crack his whip and don his fedora at least one more time. Disney has announced that a fifth Indiana Jones movie will make its way to screens on July 19, 2019, if you’re indeed making plans three years out.

As he has with all four previous films, Steven Spielberg will direct, with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall on as producers. Perhaps we’ll need to manage our expectations given how poorly 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is remembered. The reviews weren’t actually that bad when the movie premiered eight years ago, but not even hours after the announcement of Indy 5, Entertainment Weekly published a piece about what the new sequel should learn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with Darren Franich writing that “few will find anything nice to say about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, except maybe the construction workers who built a money bin to hold Harrison Ford’s reported $65 million paycheck.”

Ford will be 77 when Indy 5 hits theaters in 2019, which, as many have noted, is about 18 years older than Sean Connery was when he played Indiana Jones’ father in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. But if anyone can prove that septuagenarians can still swashbuckle with the best of them, it’s Harrison Ford.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.