The king of adventure is back once again.
“Indiana Jones 5” showed its first trailer on Saturday during the D23 Expo. Although it was not released online, Harrison Ford appeared onstage to speak about the footage, joined by director James Mangold and co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
“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.”
Ford also alluded to this being his last time in the role, saying, “This is it. I will not fall down for you again. But thank you so much.”
Waller-Bridge also shared Ford’s excitement, saying, “I had the time of my life making this movie. I feel so incredibly lucky and keeping up with this guy [points at Ford] is EXHAUSTING.”
While the plot has been largely kept under wraps until now, the newest trailer gives 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” released, and he’s now 80, so it seems that no age barrier cannot stop the world’s greatest archaeologist.
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 acclaimed director Steven Spielberg is not helming an installment of the series. While Spielberg stayed on as a hands-on producer, “Indiana Jones 5” is directed by Mangold (“Logan,” “Ford v. Ferrari”). According to Holbrook, fans have no reason to worry about the directorial change.
“The guy just can’t make a bad movie,” Holbrook previously told Variety. “He is so precise in what he does.”
John Williams is also returning to compose the score for the film. In early September, Williams gave audiences at the Hollywood Bowl a taste of the soundtrack, showcasing a new theme titled “Helena’s Theme.” The track’s title is in reference to Waller-Bridge’s character in the film, whom he described as “an adventuress, and also a femme fatale… she’s many, many things… She has a kind of lyrical music, like an old movie star.”
“Indiana Jones 5” is currently set for a June 30, 2023 release date.