Fantastic news for those waiting to see the last time that Harrison Ford will take on the mantle of Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones 5 has wrapped principal photography, which is exciting news considering all the drama that has unfolded for this film in the last year. Although this will be Ford’s final time playing Indy, we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the production of the film is finally done. Both director James Mangold and producer Frank Marshall took to Twitter to announce their excitement. You can check out the posts below:
James Mangold certainly knows his stuff, as he posted an iconic image from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Fans of the Harrison Ford series will recognize this image as the moment in which the Ark of the Covenant kills and costumes Rene Belloq and his army of Nazis. Well played, Mr. Mangold.
While James Mangold certainly excited fans with his tweet honoring the former Indiana Jones films, Frank Marshall also knocked this one out of the park. While the newest Harrison Ford adventure is not yet named, he posted a pic of a hat that reads, “Indy.” That’s a sly way of keeping the title under wraps while exciting the fan base beyond measure. Both gentlemen surely know how to whip the internet into a frenzy.
Everything about this last film is exciting, especially considering the film landing James Mangold as director. His previous work should speak for itself. He produced and directed films like Logan, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, and Ford v Ferrari. Those are some impressive films and if anyone can get the best out of Harrison Ford, it’s certainly Mangold. Frank Marshall is no one to scoff at, as he has famously produced all the previous Indiana Jones films on top of countless others. He was even part of the original film long before Steven Spielberg was. Speaking of which, Spielberg is an executive producer on the film and George Lucas has been pegged as a writer for the characters. You can’t put together a better crew for Indy’s final journey.
Indiana Jones 5 has gone through so much to get to this point. Harrison Ford injured himself in 2021, haunting production for many months. Shortly after that, the neighborhood in England where the film had been shooting began to generate tons of complaints against the film. Then on top of that, another crew member had been injured during the filming of a chase scene. For a movie that has certainly gone through plenty of ups and downs, it has got to feel great for the entire crew to get to this juncture.
Unfortunately, because of the above-mentioned issues and the jam-packed release schedule for Disney, the film has been pushed to a June 2023 release window. That is certainly the worst part about all this, but at least we are going to be getting a trailer sooner rather than later. In the same way that fans fell back in love with Harrison Ford when he reprised his role as Han Solo, we are set to fall back in love with his final time as Indiana Jones. He might be 79 years old, we all want to see Ford give out one last right hook punch to someone in the film. It’s only right.