Too Old? Disney to De-Age Harrison Ford in ‘Indiana Jones 5’

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A young Henry Jones wears his Fedora

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A revelation has been made about an exciting new film.

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
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Few film franchises are as beloved as Indiana Jones. Despite Disney now owning Star Wars, Marvel, and the entirety of 21st Century Foxthe Indiana Jones franchise feels somewhat different and special still, possibly due to the limited amount of content Disney has mined from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s B movie-inspired series. However, that is about to all change very soon.

Since 2008 the Indiana Jones franchise has consisted of four films, those being Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981), directed by Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). But fans of the series have been looking forward to the upcoming fifth and final chapter in the franchise, set to debut in 2023.

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981)
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Of course, Harrison Ford will be reprising his iconic role as Henry Jones Jr. in Indiana Jones 5. It has been explicitly stated that this will be Ford’s last film with the franchise.

Not much is known about the plot, though quite a few details were shared in a recent article. However, one of the most interesting aspects of the new film is that Harrison Ford will reportedly be de-aged for a few scenes.

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
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News recently broke that Disney is developing an Indiana Jones series for its Disney+ streaming service, although Disney has not officially confirmed the project. Rumors have swirled regarding Indy’s fate in the upcoming movie, with Ford even hinting his time as the beloved character may come to a true end.

“I wanted the chance to dive into this kind of full-on George-and-Steven old picture and give the audience an adrenaline blast,” said director James Mangold about the opening sequence. Every Indiana Jones film has a killer opening, and according to Mangold, this film is now different. However, it will utilize some advanced computer technology.

Teaser Image from Indiana Jones 5
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The new film starts in the year 1944, set in a castle swarming with Nazis. Thanks to de-ageing technology, the film is taking audiences back to Raiders-era Indy. “And then we fall out, and you found yourself in 1969,” Mangold explains. “So that the audience doesn’t experience the change between the ‘40s and ‘60s as an intellectual conceit, but literally experiences the buccaneering spirit of those early days… and then the beginning of now.”

Similar technology has been used in other Disney films, most notably in Tron: Legacy (2010) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).

indiana jones and the temple of doom 1984
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Not much else is known regarding the overall plot of the movie or what the subtitle will be (if it even has one). Regardless, we couldn’t be more excited to watch Indy on the big screen for one final send-off. Indiana Jones 5 is set to release on June 30, 2023.

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