EW – Lucasfilm just got the boulder rolling again …
Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will be reteaming for another Indiana Jones movie, set for release in summer of 2019.
Here’s the announcement:
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.
The announcement didn’t indicate who might be writing the screenplay for the film, although they surely have top men (or women) working on it right now.
MOVIE WEB – Last week, we reported that Disney and LucasFilm will debut the full-length Star Wars: The Force Awakens documentary Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey at the SXSW Film Festival today. This documentary will be part of the bonus features on the upcoming Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and in case you weren’t able to see the documentary in Austin, we have a sneak peek from Good Morning America, along with a new trailer. The sneak peek includes plenty of behind-the-scenes footage, along with excerpts from John Boyega’s actual audition tape.We also see footage from the now-iconic final shot, where Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) meets Rey (Daisy Ridley) on his island sanctuary, with Mark Hamill revealing that “this feeling” came over him for the first time since he was on the Tunisia set for the original classic, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. We also hear from Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), and Adam Driver exclaims that it was such a hassle to put on his Kylo Ren costume, it helped him get into character.This preview also explores the famous scene where Kylo Ren kills his father, Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Adam Driver revealed that this particular scene “terrified” him, while Harrison Ford stated that the scene “resolved” his destiny in a “powerful and effective way.” In addition to this sneak peek, we also have a full trailer for Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, along with photos from the SXSW premiere, featuring J.J. Abrams and R2-D2, along with several of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens visual effects artists.
Congrats to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast!
MTV – Star Wars: The Force Awakens leads the pack with a whopping 11 MTV Movie Awards nominations, including noms in key categories like Movie of the Year, Best Female Performance (Daisy Ridley), Best Villain (Adam Driver) and Breakthrough Performance (Ridley and co-star John Boyega). Meanwhile, Deadpool scored eight nominations, including five for the Merc With a Mouth himself, Ryan Reynolds. (Here’s hoping he and co-star Morena Baccarin will re-enact their nominated “Best Kiss” on the Movie Awards stage.)
But that’s not all: starting today, fans can cast their votes for their favorites at MovieAwards.MTV.com, through Sunday, March 20. Fans will also be allowed to vote for the coveted “Movie of the Year” directly on Google — just Google “MTV Vote” and make your pick. Seriously, voting has never been easier.
HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2016 MTV MOVIE AWARDS
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, both 2016 Movie Awards nominees themselves, will host this year’s ceremony, which air on April 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The show, which marks its 25th anniversary, will be held outdoors at the famed Warner Bros. Studios.
Without further ado, here are your nominees for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Be sure to tune to find out who will take home the Golden Popcorn!
Movie of the Year
–Avengers: Age of Ultron
–Star Wars: The Force Awakens
–Straight Outta Compton
–Avengers: Age of Ultron
–Pitch Perfect 2
–Star Wars: The Force Awakens
–The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
WUSA9 – In the end, the movie’s biggest secret was — SPOILER WARNING — that Han Solo (Harrison Ford) meets his demise, seemingly ending Ford’s involvement with the franchise. So, what was it like on the actor’s last day playing the iconic character?
“I remember going in the day he and Adam [Driver] were doing that scene and there was a real somberness in the air,” Ridley recalled. “It was very strange and poignant. But the last day he made a great speech, and it was really nice because he’s really great at speeches.”
“He really put into words what we were all thinking,” she continued. “There was a huge amount of appreciation. I think he — I don’t want to speak for him — but I think he enjoyed it maybe, not more than he thought he would, but it was so enjoyable, the whole thing. And I think that took people by surprise.”