Harrison Ford & Steven Spielberg Start Development For 'Indiana Jones 5' After George Lucas' Exit?

6:13 AM EDT 4/19/2017 by Colt, Celebeat Reporter

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George Lucas has been a part of the success of the "Indiana Jones" franchise. His involvement in the creative direction of the adventure film helped put "Indiana Jones" on the map. Now, a new report revealed that George Lucas is not going to be part of "Indiana Jones 5" while Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg are gearing up to start development.

Recent reports revealed that George Lucas is not going to be involved in the story of "Indiana Jones 5." According to Forbes, the disagreement of the direction of the movie resulted the development to move on without George Lucas. The site noted that while Steven Spielberg wants to retain the authenticity of the "Indiana Jones" franchise, George Lucas wanted the fantasy/adventure movie to shift to sci-fi. Their different point of view for the fifth installment led to George Lucas' exit from "Indiana Jones 5."

Disney previously announced that "Indiana Jones 5" is definitely happening and Harrison Ford will be back and reprise his role as the world's famous archaeologist. Adding more hype to the already exciting news is that Steven Spielberg will return to direct the film just like all four previous installments of the "Indiana Jones" franchise.

Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are going to produce "Indiana Jones 5." Speculation about the "Indiana Jones 5" movie has been swirling ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, but the studio's first priority was understandably resurrecting "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Now that the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie had a successful comeback, it looks like Disney is finally ready to turn its attention to another beloved franchise. It has been previously revealed that the Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg team-up is still in need of a script. Without a script, there is no movie to develop. This update could spell trouble to the highly-anticipated "Indiana Jones 5." Despite the lack of script for now, "Indiana Jones 5" is set to release in the US on July 19, 2019.

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