Indiana Jones 5 star Harrison Ford didn’t think a fifth film was necessary, but was ultimately happy with the way it looked.
Speaking to Empire, Ford said he felt Indiana Jones had already had his moment, but the script for the new film offered an interesting opportunity to expand the character.
“I didn’t feel the need to do another one,” he said. “I just thought it would be nice to see one where Indiana Jones was at the end of his journey,” he added, “if a script came along that gave me a chance to expand the character.”
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Despite his misgivings, Ford still seems happy to be filming Indiana Jones 5, even if filming was difficult at times (for example, when he injured himself on set during a fight scene).
“It’s full of adventure, full of laughs, full of real emotion. And it’s complicated and insidious,” Ford said of the film. “Its shooting was difficult, long and arduous, but I am very satisfied with the film.”
Perhaps adding to the difficulty was the fact that director James Mangold wanted to use only practical effects, revealing that he rejected proposals to use CGI studios early in the film’s production. Indiana Jones 5 finally finished shooting in February 2022 and will premiere on June 30 next year.
Ryan Dinsdale is IGN’s freelance and acting UK news editor. He talks about The Witcher all day.