“NICE! We’re Getting Another Indiana Jones Sequel!” -Zero People

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Could we see Animal House 2 starring fat-again Jonah Hill? Maybe The Shawshank Absolution, but like, as a musical with John Legend and Justin Timberlake? How about Older School, starring Miles Teller, TJ Miller, and the Asian guy from that show Off The Boat to add some diversity. Or maybe Saving Private Ryan, but this time it’s a girl named Ryan?


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The Walt Disney Company  —  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.


Heck yeah! Another Indy movie! It’s been what… a whole month since Hollywood has murdered another classic movie franchise? We we definitely due. And while I don’t necessarily want to root for something else to die, I am fascinated who the rule of threes takes next. You know, the old Hollywood Rule of Threes, when three movie franchises die within a week or two. I have a feeling this will be a big one.

Could we see Animal House 2 starring fat-again Jonah Hill?

Maybe The Shawshank Absolution, but like, as a musical with John Legend and Justin Timberlake?

How about Older School, starring Miles Teller, TJ Miller, and the Asian guy from that show Off The Boat to add some diversity.

Or maybe Saving Private Ryan, but this time it’s a girl named Ryan?

Again, I don’t want to see another great movie franchise die, but you can’t avoid the Rule Of Threes.


P.S.   The one upside of this is that it just gave me an excuse to sit on my couch and watch all three Indy movies this weekend. So there’s that.

I was thinking a few weeks ago what my answer to “favorite movie” is there days. Knee-jerk reaction is Shawshank or Saving Private Ryan. But the more I think about it, if you ask me one movie to sit down and just purely enjoy right now, it really might be Raiders Of The Lost Ark. That might just be the fatigue of having seen Shawshank and SPR a billion times, but after I rewatch all the Indy’s this week I’ll definitely have an answer.

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P.P.S.   Full disclosure… I didn’t hate The Crystal Skull. Sure the ending with the aliens and shit was outrageously stupid, but I didn’t hate it up until then. Sure it was the nostalgia that kept me engaged more than anything, but I think it probably just gets a bad rep because of how bad the ending was


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