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Everything We Know About Indiana Jones 5

Zoe Kramer November 23, 2022

While the film doesn’t yet have a title, the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones series has already garnered quite a bit of attention. Here is everything we know about Indiana Jones 5 so far.

This will be the final run as Indiana Jones for Harrison Ford, now aged 80. The film is set to come out in 2023. It has been 40 years after the first film, Raiders of the Lost Arc, was released. The new movie will see Indie once again fighting against Nazis, this time in the era of the space race, with a plot set in 1969.

Ford is going to be de-aged for the film using CGI, which has given some fans pause. From a network perspective it appears to be something of a conundrum. It makes financial sense to continue a franchise that has become beloved by multiple generations. However, recasting the role would undoubtedly cause a stir amongst fans.

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De-aging software has had something of a turbulent history in cinema. It has perhaps most famously — or infamously — been used in the film The Irishman to allow Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci among others to play younger versions of their characters. Critics seem to be divided as to how well executed this effect was. Some noted the smoothened, shine effect on the actor’s faces to be distracting, whereas others didn’t think it caused any problems.

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The film will also star Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is set to play Indiana Jones’s goddaughter Helena. In an interview with Empire magazine, Waller-Bridge has described her character as ‘a mystery and a wonder,’ while director James Mangold described her as ‘slippery,’ ‘charming’ and ‘a grifter.’ The character also has a reference point in Barbara Stanwyck’s role in the 1941 comedy The Lady Eve.

The main villain, a character called Voller, will be played by Hannibal actor Mads Mikkelsen. This character is based on the real-life historical figure Wernher von Braun.

While this film is reportedly Harrison Ford’s last run as the iconic character, Disney does not appear to be done with the franchise. As one of pop culture’s most iconic characters, keeping the franchise revived would be in line with Disney’s current M.O. of rebooting their most popular and well-loved IP.

An Indiana Jones TV show may be in the works for Disney+, and the door is open for more films in the future.

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Hello, my name is Zoe. I’m an American living abroad in Wales, and a graduate of Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism, Media, and English Literature. I’m a book nerd, DIY fashion enthusiast, recovering horse girl, and writer.