New Indiana Jones 5 Images Find Harrison Ford Back in Action, Tease Opening Sequence

The latest look at Indiana Jones 5 finds the 80-year-old Harrison Ford back in action – and it truly looks like he never left. Coming quickly after several major details were revealed regarding the sequel, the new images find Ford’s intrepid archeologist on a new adventure with his goddaughter Helena, played by Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, at his side.

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Not only do these images offer a further look at both Ford and Waller-Bridge, one image, in particular, offers our first look at the opening sequence of Indiana Jones 5. A sequence that will feature a de-aged Harrison Ford. “This is the first time I’ve seen it where I believe it,” Ford said of seeing the younger version of himself on screen. “It’s a little spooky. I don’t think I even want to know how it works, but it works.”

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Coming courtesy of Empire Magazine, the rest of the images offer a further glimpse at the supporting cast of characters, including Logan star Boyd Holbrook as the henchman, Klaber, and Black Panther star Shaunette Renée Wilson as Mason, a government agent.

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Details of the direction of Indiana Jones 5 have finally begun to come through, with the plot confirming ongoing rumors that Indy will once again do battle with his old enemy, the Nazis. Though this time, it will be against the backdrop of the 1960s space race. “The simple fact is that the moon-landing program was run by a bunch of ex-Nazis How ‘ex’ they are is the question,” co-writer Jez Butterworth explained. “And it gets up Indy’s nose… It’s not just that the model of what a hero is has completely changed. It’s not just that they’re looking for something where there’s nothing up there – it’s like Reno without the gambling, or whatever his line is. But the people that are behind it are, you know, his sworn enemies.”

Harrison Ford Will Be De-Aged for the Opening of Indiana Jones 5

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One of the sequences fans are most excited (and no doubt nervous) to see is the de-aged Harrison Ford that will feature in the movie’s opening sequence. “I wanted the chance to dive into this kind of full-on George-and-Steven old picture and give the audience an adrenaline blast,” director James Mangold said of taking Ford back to his early years. “And then we fall out, and you find yourself in 1969. 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.”

The overall story will take account of Ford’s age, with Mangold recently saying, “It became really important to me to figure out how to make this a movie about a hero at sunset. The issues I brought up about Indy’s age were not things I thought were being addressed in the material being developed at the time. There were ‘old’ jokes, but the material itself wasn’t about it. To me, whatever your greatest liability, you should fly straight towards that. If you try to pretend it’s not there, you end up getting slings and arrows the whole way.”

Directed by James Mangold from a script co-written by Mangold, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth, Indiana Jones 5 stars Harrison Ford, John Rhys-Davies, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones and Antonio Banderas.

Indiana Jones 5 is scheduled for release on June 30, 2023.