Fans had a meltdown after their beloved character Han Solo was killed off in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Harrison Ford had returned for the seventh instalment of the space action odyssey after over 30 years. The popular American actor is now gearing up to make a comeback as the iconic Indiana Jones for the fifth instalment of the franchise after almost eight years and the fear among fans remain about the fate of the beloved archaeologist.

But not anymore. Director Steven Spielberg has spilled the beans about Ford's future with the franchise and it is bright. "The one thing I will tell you is I'm not killing off Harrison [Ford] at the end of it," he told Hollywood Reporter.

The plot of the upcoming American action-adventure film still remains a mystery and Spielberg chose not to spoil it for the fans but he said he is "super excited" for the movie, which is scheduled to premiere in 2019.

The Raiders of the Lost Ark was the last movie to be released from the franchise and it remains to be seen what will be the next adventure for Jones, who will don his iconic fedora and leather jacket while getting ready for another adventurous treasure hunting journey.

Ford had previously expressed his excitement for the sequel and said: "The opportunity to work with Steven again, and the chance to revisit this character which has brought pleasure to so many people — not to mention me. It's great fun to play this character, it's great fun to work with Steven. I'm looking forward to it."

Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull scriptwriter David Koepp will be writing the script for the upcoming sequel.

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