On Saturday, after the trailer for the untitled Indiana Jones 5 film was shown at a presentation from Disney divisions Marvel, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Studios at the festival at the Anaheim Convention Center, an arena-sized audience gave standing ovation to Harrison Ford, co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and director James Mangold. While onstage, the director confessed:
“I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark in high school, and it’s one of the reasons I became a film director and one of my producers is Steven Spielberg who is one of my all-time favorite filmmakers. And Harrison Ford is one of my all-time favorite actors. And my composer is John Williams, one of the all-time great composers. It’s been an honor and a pleasure to collaborate with you on this. That reminds me of the other wonderful addition to this cast, which is the phenomenal Phoebe Waller-Bridge. I was surrounded by tremendous talent and support and goodwill and advice. I was living out a fantasy I had, wondering what it would feel like to make one of these pictures and honoring in my own mind what these movies are for you and for me, trying to bring that back for next year.”
As for the Indiana Jones 5 trailer, which has not yet been made public, several great moments have been unveiled. Mads Mikkelsen as a Nazi, Indy riding a horse through the New York subway, a chase that takes place in a Manhattan tickertape parade, and Sallah (played, once again, by John Rhys-Davies). The trailer ends with Indy getting his whip out and snapping it at a bunch of bad guys, who promptly get out a lot of guns.
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After the trailer ended, a visibly emotional Ford took the stage. The 80-year-old’s voice trembled.
“Thank you for making these films such an incredible experience for all of us.”
Pointing Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Ford continued:
“I’m very proud to say this one is fantastic. And this is one of the reasons. Indiana Jones movies are about mystery and adventure but they’re also about heart. I’m really, really happy that we have a really human story to tell as well as a movie that will kick you’re a**. I’m delighted to be here again for maybe … No, not maybe. This is it. I will not fall down for you again. But thank you so much. Thank you to Mangold for picking up the pieces and making a spectacular, spectacular film.”
Indiana Jones 5 opens in theaters on June 30, 2023.