It only took thirty-eight years, but Indiana Jones and Short Round are back together! Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan appeared at D23 to promote their respective projects, and shared a touching reunion backstage with the newly resurrected Everything everywhere at once star shares the photo via his Instagramwith caption for the post “I love you, Indy.”
Ford, who was in a surprising emotional mood while promoting his final appearance as Indiana Jones in the upcoming, as-yet-untitled sequel, told D23 participants (including our own Alex Maidy) that this was indeed his last time donning the fedora. “This is it. I won’t fall for you again.” he said, getting choked up as the audience watched the first teaser trailer (see Alex’s recap of the unreleased trailer at the bottom of this post).
Ke Huy Quan, generating legitimate Oscar buzz for his role in the breakout hit Everything everywhere at oncewas there to promote his upcoming role in Loki Season 2, where his announcement as a new member of the cast was met with thunderous applause from the audience.
Ke Huy Quan famously played Indy’s sidekick, Short Round, in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doomhow many still quote his dialogue (“hold your potatoes,” “no time for love, Dr. Jones”) all these years later. As soon as he was done with Temple of Judgmenthe reunited with director Steven Spielberg to make The Goonies (for the late Richard Donner), before appearing on televisions Leader of the class and the cult classic Encino man. He eventually left acting to become involved in stunt work and fight choreography (including work on Jet Li’s One). His martial arts training served him well when he played Michelle Yeoh’s husband Everything everywhere at once. People loved seeing him back on the big screen and he seems to be making a comeback. I wonder if it’s too late to bring him in Indiana Jones 5? Given the blissful look on Ford’s face in their photo together, I bet he’d be a welcome addition to everyone involved.