Harrison Ford to be de-aged for one 'Indiana Jones 5' scene, says it was 'spooky' see his younger self

In a recent interview, Ford noted that this is the first time he believed that such technology exists when he saw his younger self.

Harrison Ford to be de-aged for one 'Indiana Jones 5' scene, says it was 'spooky' see his younger self
Harrison Ford in a still from 'Indiana Jones 5' and Harrison Ford in a still from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (Lucasfilm)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: De-aging is one technology that is quickly gathering steam in Hollywood and is being used frequently to show the younger versions of a particular person. Recently, Martin Scorsese used technology for the movie ‘The Irishman’ to make Robert De Niro look younger in a few scenes of the movies. The technology is expensive, but studios use them to make things authentic. Now, another veteran Hollywood actor is going to be de-aged for the upcoming movie ‘Indiana Jones 5’.

The fifth entry in the iconic franchise will see Harrison Ford looking similar to what he looked in the first ‘Indiana Jones’ movie ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in 1981. A few days back, the makers of the upcoming movie shared the first look of Ford donning the iconic costume while going on a new adventure. Fans are pretty excited to watch the veteran star returning to the film series for one final time. However, fans will see a much younger version of Ford in one of the sequences of the film.

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Set photos show Harrison Ford and Toby Jones on the set of 'Indiana Jones 5'. (Stuart Wallace//SIPA via IMDb)
Set photos show Harrison Ford and Toby Jones on the set of 'Indiana Jones 5'. (Stuart Wallace//SIPA via IMDb)

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According to Empire Magazine, the opening sequence of ‘Indiana Jones 5’ will feature footage of a much younger Harrison Ford generated through the de-aging technology. The report also made it clear that the opening scene will be the only scene where the technology will be used to make Ford look younger and will take fans back to 1944 before moving forward to 1969, the year when the film actually takes place.

But how does Ford feel about it? Well, he has nothing but good things to say about the technology and the particular scene. While speaking to the magazine, the 80-year-old legend noted that seeing his younger self on the big screen was believable, but uncanny. The actor also revealed that he doesn’t want to know how the technology works.

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A production still from the untitled fifth 'Indiana Jones' movie (IMDb)
A production still from the untitled fifth 'Indiana Jones' movie (IMDb)

 

He added, “This is the first time I've seen it where I believe it. It's a little spooky. I don't think I even want to know how it works, but it works.”

There have been a lot of instances in the recent past where big stars have been de-aged to look much younger so that they can show something important in the context of the storyline. In 2016, Robert Downey Jr. was de-aged in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ using the same technology because the movie focused a lot on Tony Stark’s relationship with his father. Meanwhile, 2018 saw David Fincher use the technology to de-age Brad Pitt in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ as his character deals with a strange disease that makes him age backward. To be honest, Fincher’s movie is the perfect example of how the aforementioned technology should be used.

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Robert De Niro de-aged in the Netflix movie 'The Irishman' (Netflix)
Robert De Niro de-aged in the Netflix movie 'The Irishman' (Netflix)

 

Films like ‘Gemini Man’, ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’, ‘Tron: Legacy’ and more also used de-aging technology to show the actors look younger.

‘Indiana Jones 5’ will see Ford fighting the Nazis who are trying to get hold of MacGuffin so they can rectify the world into a better place as they see fit. Apart from Ford, other actors to feature in the movie include Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Helena), John Rhys-Davies (Sallah), Mads Mikkelsen (Voller), Boyd Holbrook (Klaber), Toby Jones, and Antonio Banderas.

The film is scheduled to release in theatres on June 30, 2023.

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