George Lucas signs up for Indiana Jones 5

Legendary director Steven Spielberg has confirmed that he’ll reunite with Indiana Jones creator George Lucas for a fifth cinematic adventure of the all-action adventure series.

The movie, which is set for release in 2019, will see Harrison Ford reprise his role as the archaeologist adventurer, while composer John Williams will provide the film score.

But Academy Award-winner Spielberg, whose films include Jaws, ET, The Color Purple and Schindler’s List, has now confirmed that he will team up once more with Lucas, who will act as an executive producer on the project – and said it would be ‘insane’ if he wasn’t involved.

During an interview to promote his new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1982 children’s book The BFG, Spielberg said: “George is going to be an executive producer on it with me. Of course I would never make an Indiana Jones film without George Lucas. That would be insane.”

The announcement comes after questions were raised over Lucas’ involvement on the project, having previously confirmed his retirement from filmmaking.

Spielberg has also moved to quell the  fears of Indiana Jones fans who have voiced concerns that the iconic adventurer could be set to meet his end in the upcoming film.

“I’m super excited”, he said. “I think this one is straight down the pike for fans. The one thing I will tell you is I’m not killing off Harrison at the end of it.”