James Mangold, the director of Indiana Jones 5, reveals that Harrison Ford was “de-aged” to resemble him in the first three films.
According to director James Mangold, Harrison Ford will appear “de-aged” when spectators watch Indiana Jones 5 in theatres.
In the opening scene of the fifth movie, which has yet to be named, the years between The Last Crusade (1989) and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are presented (2008).
Mangold told Empire, “I wanted the chance to delve into this kind of full-on vintage George and Steven picture and give the viewer an adrenaline burst.” “And then we have a falling out, and you wake up in 1969. In order for the audience to actually experience the buccaneering spirit of those early days… and then the beginning of now—and not just as an intellectual conceit—the transition between the 1940s and 1960s.
In order for the audience to actually experience the buccaneering spirit of those early days and not just see the transition between the 1940s and 1960s as an academic conceit… and then the present moment itself.
Ford, who is 80 years old, took fresh video for the movie that will be digitally compared to archival footage of him when he was younger. Ford’s actual jacket from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) was also recreated for the new movie after being taken out of storage.
“I’m hoping that even though technology will be discussed, you’ll just watch it and think, ‘Oh my God, they just found footage. They shot this forty years ago,” producer Kathleen Kennedy remarked to the publication. We throw you into an adventure that Indy is searching for, and you immediately feel like you’re in an Indiana Jones movie.
Ford finds it “a little unsettling” to watch himself “de-aged” in a recent movie and doesn’t “want to know how it works,” adding, “This is the first time I’ve seen it where I believe it.” Ford claims he doesn’t want to be that age again, even though he can envision himself as young once more, saying, “I’m delighted to have earned my age.”
In addition to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Antonio Banderas, and John Rhys-Davies, Indiana Jones 5 will be published on June 30, 2023.