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Indiana Jones to return for fifth film

Harrison Ford is set to don his famous fedora and revive Indiana Jones at the age of 70.

Director Steven Spielberg confirmed to Empire magazine that George Lucas is penning the story for the fifth instalment.

The legendary director said: "George is working on Indy V. We haven’t gone to screenplay, he’s working on the story."

The most recent instalment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), received somewhat mixed reviews.

Spielberg revealed that he and Lucas had had a difference of opinion over the inclusion of aliens in the plot.

"I never liked the MacGuffin," he said. "George (Lucas) and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn't want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings."

Grandfather-of-three Ford has hinted that he would like to play the role again, telling Extra TV: "I have strong ambition to do it while I'm still alive.

"I'm available, I'm not cheap, but I'm available!"

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