Indiana Jones 5 star Harrison Ford didn’t think a fifth film was necessary but ended up happy with how it turned out.
Speaking to Empire, Ford said he felt Indiana Jones already had his moment but the new film’s script offered an interesting way to extend the character.
“I didn’t feel it was necessary to do another one,” he said. “I just thought it would be nice to see one where Indiana Jones was at the end of his journey,” adding he would take it on “if a script came along that I felt gave me a way to extend the character.”
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Despite his doubts, however, Ford appears glad to have shot Indiana Jones 5, even if filming was difficult at times (like when he injured himself during a fight scene on set).
“It’s full of adventure, full of laughs, full of real emotion. And it’s complex and it’s sneaky,” Ford said of the film. “The shooting of it was tough and long and arduous, but I’m very happy with the film that we have.”
The difficulty was perhaps increased by director James Mangold wanting to use only practical effects, revealing that he turned down proposals to use CGI studios early in the film’s production. Indiana Jones 5 finally wrapped filming in February 2022 and will premiere next year on June 30.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.