‘Indiana Jones 5’ Director James Mangold Reveals Harrison Ford Was Aged To Look Like In Original Trilogy – Deadline | Rare Techy
When moviegoers head to theaters to experience Indiana Jones 5they see an aged Harrison Ford, according to director James Mangold.
The fifth installment of the untitled film has an opening sequence that takes place between the years depicted The Last Crusade (1989) and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
“I wanted an opportunity to dive into that old picture of George and Steven and give the audience an adrenaline rush,” Mangold told Empire. “And then we fall out and you find yourself in 1969. So that the audience doesn’t experience the change between the ’40s and the ’60s as an intellectual conceit, but literally experiences the vivid spirit of those early days … and then the beginning of now.”
Ford, 80, shot new footage for the film, which will be matched by computer software with archival footage of his younger self. Original jacket worn by Ford Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) was also pulled from storage and copied for the new film.
“I hope that even though it’s talked about in terms of technology, you just look at it and say, ‘Oh my God, they just found the footage.’ It was something they shot 40 years ago,” producer Kathleen Kennedy told the magazine. “We pull you into an adventure, into something that Indy is looking for, and immediately you feel like, ‘I’m in an Indiana Jones movie.'”
For Ford, it’s absolutely terrifying to see himself aged in a brand new movie and he doesn’t want to know how it works, adding: “It’s the first time I’ve seen it on film. Believe it.” Despite seeing himself as young again, Ford says he doesn’t want to be that age anymore: “I’m glad I’ve earned my age.”
Indiana Jones 5 is set to be released on June 30, 2023 and also stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Antonio Banderas and John Rhys-Davies.