On June 30, 2023, Harrison Ford will return to his role as Indiana Jones. Lucasfilm gave fans a first view at how digital technology makes the man in the hat look younger than Ford’s 80 years at Disney’s D23 Expo 2022 on Saturday.
Though the film shown to the audience was not made public, it depicted Indiana Jones reuniting with his old friend Sallah and had several fantastic action sequences, including one in which star Harrison Ford rode a horse through New York City and onto the subway tracks.
There were also a couple of shots of what appeared to be a younger, de-aged Ford.
In 2023, Harrison Ford returns as the legendary #IndianaJones. Check out this first look of the new James Mangold-directed film. pic.twitter.com/ALs82tsmXw
— Indiana Jones (@IndianaJones) May 26, 2022
The movie, in which Ford returns to his role as Dr. Jones more than 40 years after first wearing the hat in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” will be released in theatres on June 30, 2023.
James Mangold directed the film, which also stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen. John Williams, who wrote the legendary “Raiders March,” will also score the film.
“Indiana Jones films are about mystery and adventure, but they’re also about heart,” a visibly moved Ford told the audience.
There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding the next Indiana Jones film for years, but Saturday was the first time fans got a glimpse of what the film could be about and what the intrepid archaeologist might be after.
“I had the fun of my life making this film…keeping up with this guy is tough,” Waller-Bridges said to the audience.
Those in attendance at D23 went berserk for morsels of information about the next picture. It’s understandable given that the Indiana Jones franchise is one of the most successful in film history.
After the audience reacted positively to the announcement that this was his final film in the part, he joked, “This is it. I will not fall down again for you.”
At 80 years old, avoiding poison darts and outrunning rolling boulders is difficult.