Harrison Ford, the return for the release in 2023 of Indiana Jones 5
James Mangold, the first film of the saga without Steven Spielberg behind the camera, directed Indiana Jones 5.Although the trailer will be announced soon, the English magazine Empire reveals the first images of this great return. Indiana Jones 5 takes place in 1969. No surprise, the Nazis remain the great enemies of Doctor Henry ‘Junior’ Jones. As the Americans prepare to send astronauts to the moon, Indiana Jones will face the former Nazis who work for NASA.
Opposite Harrison Ford, Mads Mikkelsen plays the Machiavellian Voller, inspired by the genuine Nazi Wernher von Braun, who became a NASA engineer after the Second World War. With his small round glasses and his “Gestapo” jacket, the actor reminds strongly of Sturmbannführer from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Boyd Holbrook, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who will be Indiana Jones’ goddaughter), Toby Jones and John Rhys-Davies are also in the cast.
In the pages of Empire Magazine, Harrison Ford promises a film “full of adventure, laughter and real emotions, complex and clever”. 15 years after Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Star Wars’ Han Solo felt the need to conclude his Indiana Jones epic with a fifth film. “I thought it would be nice to have one last movie where Indiana Jones is at the end of his adventure. If I was offered a script that allowed me to enrich the character… The shooting was difficult, long and complicated. But I am proud of the film we made”.
The creator of the Indiana Jones series, Steven Spielberg remains the producer of Indiana Jones 5, James Mangold refused to take the script he was initially supposed to direct.
The director of Logan preferred to reorient this ultimate chapter to align with the age of Harrison Ford. “It was essential for me to find a way to make a movie about a hero at the end,” he explains. “The questions around Indy’s age were not present in the script’s first draft. There were jokes about his age, but the essence of the story wasn’t about that… It seemed impossible to get past that.