As it turns out, even Indy himself didn’t think Indiana Jones 5 was necessary. In an interview with Empire, Harrison Ford said he felt that the final chapter of his character’s story had already been completed, but is ultimately happy with the outcome of the new movie.
“I didn’t feel it was necessary to do another one,” he shared. “I just thought it would be nice to see one where Indiana Jones was at the end of his journey,” adding he was open to reprise the role again “if a script came along that I felt gave me a way to extend the character.”
Despite his initial worries and doubts, the actor appears to have no regrets about his involvement in the project. “It’s full of adventure, full of laughs, full of real emotion. And it’s complex and it’s sneaky,” Ford said. “The shooting of it was tough and long and arduous, but I’m very happy with the film that we have.”
Indeed, the filming for Indiana Jones 5 had its fair share of difficulties. The 80-year-old sustained an injury during a fight scene on set, while director James Mangold was hellbent on using only practical effects and rejected early proposals to use GCI studios.
The movie will finally head to theatres on 30 June 2023. While there isn’t much to go on about the story, producer Frank Marshall thinks fans are going to love it. Indiana Jones 5 stars a de-aged Ford as the titular archaeologist, Mads Mikkelsen as main antagonist Voller, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Indy’s goddaughter Helena, with John Williams helming the score. A separate Indiana Jones TV series is currently in development at Disney+, but it remains unclear if Ford will be involved.