‘This is it!’: Harrison Ford fights back tears as teaser for his final 'Indiana Jones' film is revealed
Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, debuted the first teaser footage for the new, still-untitled film during the studio's presentation at Disney's D23 Expo
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Harrison Ford got emotional after unraveling the 'Indiana Jones 5' teaser trailer for the first time at Disney's D23 Expo. He was accompanied by co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and director James Mangold.
The first look at the highly-awaited film was unveiled by Ford. According to Lad Bible, Ford said, "Indiana Jones movies are about fantasy and mystery, but they’re also about heart", adding, "We have a really great story to tell, as well as a movie that will kick your ass."
The teaser, which has not yet hit the web, was shown to the audience present at the Expo. The latest installment of Indiana Jones will be Ford's his final outing as the archaeology action man.
Ford appreciated the work of his on-screen colleague Phoebe Waller-Bridge. He said to the fans, "Thank you for making these films such an incredible experience for all of us," adding, “I’m very proud to say that this one is fantastic. [He pointed at Waller-Bridge]. And this is one of the reasons.”
Ford also acknowledged the fact that this film will be the last time he will pick up the mantle of his character. He said, “This is it. I will not fall down for you again. But thank you so much.”
Co-star Waller-Bridge is excited for 'Indiana Jones 5,' saying she is lucky to be a part of a beloved franchise. Waller-Bridge said, "I had the time of my life making this movie. I feel so incredibly lucky and keeping up with this guy [points at Ford] is exhausting."
The trailer showed the classic character in action for the first time in 14 years. Ford first appeared as Indiana Jones in 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark.The last film was released in 2008, titled Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. At that time, Ford was 65 years old. The actor is now 80.
The new film will introduce new faces with actors such as Mads Mikkelsen, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Kretschmann, and Antonio Banderas all joining the cast. For the first time, director Steven Spielberg will not direct the latest Indiana Jones film.
The acclaimed director handed over the mantle to James Mangold - known for films such as Logan and Le Mans '66. However, Spielberg is still on board the project as a producer.
Ford gained widespread recognition for his starring role as Han Solo in the epic space opera film Star Wars (1977), reprising the role in four sequels over the course of the next 42 years. He is the recipient of various accolades, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Cecil B. DeMille Award, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award and four Golden Globe Awards.
'Indiana Jones 5' is slated to hit the screens on 30 June 2023.