'Indiana Jones 5' will be released in July 2019.

The fifth instalment of the adventure franchise - which stars Harrison Ford in the titular role - will be released on July 19, 2019, 11 years after the fourth movie 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' was released.

Disney chairman Alan Horn confirmed in a statement: ''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.

''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.''

It also marks the first time the film franchise has been under the Disney studio label after Lucasfilm - who owns the franchise's rights - was sold to Disney in 2012.

Harrison Ford will reprise his role as the iconic character whilst Steven Spielberg will direct. Husband and wife duo Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy will produce and John Williams is set to score the film's theme tune.

Spielberg has also confirmed that George Lucas - who created the character to pay homage to the action heroes of 1930s - will serve as executive producer.

Meanwhile, David Koepp previously revealed he has begun writing the script for the hotly-anticipated movie.

He said: ''I'm deeply immersed as we speak. All I can say is that there's lots of aliens and Indy dies at the end.

''Lots of hiding in lead-lined refrigerators, aliens, and he dies. Should go over very well.

''I really like our idea; I think it's clean and simple and makes a lot of sense, and I feel like the writing is going really well.''

And Koepp doesn't feel the last 'Indiana Jones' was as successful as the previous movies in the franchise.

He added: ''It's hard because you can learn like if something maybe didn't work as well as you think it would well we certainly wouldn't do that again, but you wouldn't have done that again anyway, you already did it, so it's hard to say. For me it was the MacGuffin dictates everything, and so we tried to make the best possible choice we could. Not that nobody didn't try to make the best choice that they could in the past, but we tried to give us the one that gave us the Indiana Jones movie we most wanted to see.''

'Indiana Jones 5' is slated for release on July 19, 2019.