Harrison Ford reunited with his Indiana Jones co-star Ke Huy Quan as he unveiled a first trailer for his final outing as the archaeologist.
The Hollywood legend, 80, cracked a rare smile in a heartwarming snap with his Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom co-star Quan, who played Short Round in the 1984 sequel. The pair were at Disney’s annual D23 expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, billed as ‘The Ultimate Disney Fam Event’.
Quan was at the convention to promote the second season of Thor spin-off series ‘Loki’, whilst Ford was on hand to introduce the first trailer for the still-untitled fifth Indiana Jones movie.
The veteran confirmed it will be his last appearance as the whip-cracking adventurer; in an unusual public display of emotion, he fought back tears as he told the crowd, per The A.V. Club, “I’m very proud to say that this one is fantastic, and this is one of the reasons. Indiana Jones is about mystery and adventure but they’re also about heart.”
“We have a really human story to tell,” he continued. “A movie that will kick your ass. So I’m delighted to be here again.” The trailer is yet to be made available to the wider public, but reports from D23 suggest it showed Ford being coaxed out of the classroom and back into the field by a rousing speech from series staple John Rhys-Davies.
As suggested last year by set photographs that showed Ford with CGI markers on his face, the trailer for Indiana Jones 5 apparently confirms that the character will be digitally de-aged for portions of the film.
The sequel is the first instalment in the series since 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Directed by James Mangold, it will feature alongside Ford the likes of Toby Jones, Antonio Banderas, Mads Mikkelsen and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The latter was on hand at D23 to tell fans that she had “the time of [her] life” making the film, adding that “keeping up with [Ford] was exhausting.”
The movie has been beset by delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a shoulder injury suffered by Ford, but is now set for a June 30, 2023 release.