The fifth Indiana Jones film has been a long road to get made for over a decade. Now the film is shot and in post-production, and the public is anticipating the final Indiana Jones film with Harrison Ford in the lead. Even Ford is getting emotional.
The legendary actor made a special appearance at the D23 Expo on Saturday to present exclusive footage of the fifth Indy film, where the Mouse House is showing off a ton of projects they got in the works. Harrison says this latest in the franchise packs a punch and not just that but he says it has a lot of heart, just the originals did.
Ford apparently got a little choked up, to which the audience responded with positive cheers and applause. Harrison gave a shout-out to his costar, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who’s also in the film saying she’s a big reason why this one rocks.
“Thank you for making these films such an incredible experience for all of us,” he said, looking quite emotional. “I’m very proud to say to say that this one is fantastic. [Points at Waller-Bridge] And this is one of the reasons.”
“‘Indiana Jones’ movies are about fantasy and mystery, but they’re also about heart,” he continued. “We have a really great story to tell, as well as a movie that will kick your ass.”
While the plot has been unknown currently, the newest trailer at D23 gave fans the first real look at Indy back in action. The last time the classic character was seen on screen was 14 years ago with “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” Ford was 64 when “Crystal Skull” was released, and he’s now 80.
Alongside Ford and Waller-Bridge are newcomers to the series Mads Mikkelsen, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Kretschmann, and Antonio Banderas. The film marks the first time that director Steven Spielberg is not directing an installment of the franchise. Spielberg is a hands-on producer this time around, The untitled Indiana Jones 5 is directed by Mangold of “Logan” and “Ford v. Ferrari.”
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