Harrison Ford Reunites With Ke Huy Quan 38 Years After Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

A very special reunion took place at Disney’s D23 Expo. At the event, Harrison Ford was present with Disney holding a panel for Indiana Jones 5, which has apparently been officially titled as simply Indiana Jones. Some footage of the film was shown to those in attendance as presented by Ford, co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and director James Mangold.

Someone else attending D23 just happened to star in an Indiana Jones movie with Ford nearly four decades prior, and with both men in the same building, they were able to reunite. Actor Ke Huy Quan, a former child star who played Indy’s young sidekick Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984, was also present. Quan took to Instagram to post images of himself with Ford, ecstatic about the opportunity to see his former co-star so many years later.

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Along with his memorable role in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Quan also notably played Data in the iconic 80s classic The Goonies. After an acting sabbatical, Quan returned to the field in recent years which includes an acclaimed performance in the popular A24 movie Everything Everywhere All at Once alongside Michelle Yeoh. He also has a role in the upcoming second season of Loki and will also reunite with Yeoh in the upcoming Disney+ series American Born Chinese.

Ke Huy Quan Would Happily Return as Short Round in a New Movie

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While Indiana Jones 5, aka Indiana Jones, may be bringing back some familiar faces, Ke Huy Quan is not among them, so fans should not expect to see Short Round in the sequel. But should the franchise continue, perhaps with a new protagonist if Harrison Ford wants to move on, Quan is up for reprising the role. He previously addressed the possibility and suggested he’d be quite happy to play an adult Short Round in a new Indy film.

“YES! Absolutely to more Indiana Jones movies,” Quan said in a Reddit AMA when asked if he’d be up for returning.

“I didn’t pursue acting when I was kid,” Quan also said of how he just happened to luck out with his Short Round casting. “I happened to be at the right place and at the right time when Spielberg and Lucas was looking for an Asian kid to be Indy’s sidekick. And I just fell in love with it because it’s one of the best profession in the world. Feeling very blessed and grateful to be able to do this again after 2 decades absence.”

Indiana Jones will be released in movie theaters on June 30, 2023.