16/03/2016 11:28 GMT | Updated 16/03/2016 11:32 GMT

Harrison Ford Will Be Indiana Jones For A FIFTH Time

'Indiana Jones' has taken £2billion at the box office so far.

Harrison Ford may not (or may, no spoilers here ) be returning to the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, but he hasn’t thrown in his action man towel just yet, with confirmation that he WILL be returning to play Indiana Jones for a fifth time. 

The film starring Harrison and his trusty fedora is set for release in July 2019, and while it doesn’t yet have a title, it does have a director - that’ll be the equally tireless Mr Steven Spielberg, who helmed all previous four films. 

Harrison Ford has signed on to appear in a fifth Indiana Jones film.

Disney bosses will undoubtedly be delighted to see the return of their archaeologist screen hero, considering he's returned more than £2billion from the box office over his four outings. Harrison last appeared in the role in 2008, when his sidekick was actor Shia LaBeouf - no news yet on who will be doing the heavy pedalling in the new film. 

Harrison, whose star turn in last year’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ saw him propelled back to the top of Hollywood’s highest-grossing actors, has been relatively idle for the past few years - I only say ‘relatively’ compared with his blockbusting efforts in previous decades - but today’s news is further evidence that the actor is enjoying a fresh burst of energy in his seventies.

In addition, he’ll be appearing in the sequel to his 1982 sci-fi hit ‘Blade Runner’, helmed by his previous collaborator Ridley Scott. 

Meanwhile the search for the new, younger version of Han Solo in the revamped ‘Star Wars’ films goes on…