“Indiana Jones 5” director James Mangold hinted at what fans can expect from Harrison Ford’s swan song, which debuts in theaters on June 30, 2023.
“It became really important to me to figure out how to make this a movie about a hero at sunset,”Mangold stated this in an interview. Empire.
In taking the reins from Steven Spielberg, who directed the first four installments in the franchise, Mangold wanted to address the character’s age (Ford turned 80 this year) head-on.
“The issues I brought up about Indy’s age were not things I thought were being addressed in the material being developed at the time. There were ‘old’ jokes, but the material itself wasn’t about it,”Mangold explained. “To me, whatever your greatest liability, you should fly straight towards that. If you try to pretend it’s not there, you end up getting slings and arrows the whole way.”
Ford said that the next film will contain a lot of the “adventure,” “laughs”And “real emotion”His heroic archaeologist has become a beloved figure to many over the last four decades.
“And it’s complex and it’s sneaky,”Ford stated the same thing in the interview. “Stepping back into the world of Indy was no mean feat. The shooting of it was tough and long and arduous. But I’m very happy with the film that we have.”
At Disney’s D23 Expo in September, Mangold and Ford premiered the first trailer for the still-untitled film to a wildly enthusiastic audience. Ford, an emotional actor, took to the stage after the clip was over and thanked Mangold and Phoebe Waller Bridge for their support. plays Indy’s goddaughter Helena.
“Indiana Jones movies are about mystery and adventure but they’re also about heart,”Ford spoke to the crowd. “I’m really, really happy that we have a really human story to tell as well as a movie that will kick your ass.”
“Indiana Jones 5” also stars Mads Mikkelson (as a villain, of course), John Rhys-Davies, Antonio Banderas, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, and Shaunette Renée Wilson. Mangold and Jez Butterworth wrote it, and it was also produced by Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Simon Emanuel.