James Mangold is the director of 'Indiana Jones 5' after taking over from Steven Spielberg.
The first sneak-peek of the new Indiana Jones film is here!
The iconic film starring Harrison Ford as the titular character is coming back with the fifth installment after 15 years since the last one, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released back in 2008. The first look at the untitled fifth Indiana Jones was at the 2022 Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. In the preview, we can see Ford as Jones in his classic wide-brimmed hat and whip, crossing yet another flimsy wooden bridge to more adventures beyond. Ford introduced the first look to the tune of the iconic theme song by John Williams.
"That music follows me everywhere," Ford joked during the convention, as per Indie Wire. "It was playing in the operating room when I had my colonoscopy. I passed." The crowd then sang “Happy Birthday” to celebrate Williams, who turned 90 earlier this year. This is set to be the last installment of the Indiana Jones series of films and Ford confirmed it is "almost completed." He added, "I’m really proud of this film." Here's the first look of the movie, shared at the convention:
James Mangold is the director of Indiana Jones 5 after taking over from Steven Spielberg. Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, and Mangold co-wrote the script. Back in 2017, Spielberg had said of the film, "The one thing I will tell you is I’m not killing off Harrison [Ford] at the end of it." Disney’s Bob Iger had added: "Right now, we’re focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort. Well, we’ll bring him back, then we have to figure out what comes next. That’s what I mean. It’s not really a reboot, it’s a boot—a reboot. I don’t know. We [got], Harrison Ford, as Indiana Jones in the film. But then what’s the direction? I’ve had discussions about what the direction is, [but] I don’t want to get into it. I don’t think it reaches the scale of the universe of Star Wars, but I see making more. It won’t be just a one-off." But these are concerns for the future.
Joining the 79-year-old actor is a stellar cast comprising Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Toby Jones, and Antonio Banderas in undisclosed roles. Ford had previously shared that he wished to reprise his role as Indiana Jones. "I'm still having as much fun and taking as much pleasure, and I'm as intellectually stimulated by the process, as I ever was," he had shared with USA Today in 2008.
The film has been delayed several times due to the pandemic and is finally set to release on June 30, 2023.