Indiana Jones 5 Opening Sequence Will Feature Aged Harrison Ford

Indiana Jones 5 Opening Sequence Will Feature Aged Harrison Ford

Indiana Jones 5 will feature an opening sequence with a digitally aged Harrison Ford, say the filmmakers behind the upcoming project.

In a new interview with Empire, a trio of key filmmakers from Indiana Jones 5 reveal that the film will be set in 1969 for the majority of the story.

However, the opening sequence will be a set piece set in 1944. Specifically, Indiana Jones will fight in a castle full of Nazis. That means Ford will be aged for this opening segment, confirmed director James Mangold.

Harrison Ford and Shia Labeouf in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


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“I wanted the chance to dive into this kind of full-length George-and-Steven movie. [directors Lucas and Spielberg] old photo and give the audience an adrenaline rush,” Mangold said.

“And then we argue, and you find yourself back in 1969. So that audiences don’t experience the change between the 1940s and ’60s as intellectual conceit, but literally experience the filibuster spirit of those early days…and then the beginning From now.”

Producer Kathleen Kennedy, who directs star wars content for Disney, also spoke to Empire about the revelation.

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“I hope that even though it’s going to be talked about in terms of technology, you’ll look at it and be like, ‘Oh my God, they just found footage. This is something they shot 40 years ago. years’,” Kennedy said.

“We throw you on an adventure, something that Indy is looking for, and instantly you get this feeling, ‘I’m in a IndianaJones film.'”

Aging technology has been used in major movies before. Robert Downey Jr. was aged for a segment in Captain America: Civil War, while Will Smith (Gemini Man), Michael Douglas (The ant Man), and Samuel L. Jackson (Captain Marvel) have all also been aged, among other things.

harrison ford, indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull

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by Martin Scorsese The Irishman starred a trio of aged Hollywood legends in Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. But while some believed in the technology, others were unconvinced by the physicality of older actors playing younger incarnations of themselves.

Ford himself spoke to Empire on the credibility of the weathering technology they use in Indiana Jones 5.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen him where I believe him,” Ford said.

“It’s kind of scary. I don’t even think want to know how it works, but it works. It doesn’t make me want to be young, though. I’m happy to have won my age.”

Indiana Jones 5 is scheduled for June 30, 2023.

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