Every Indiana Jonesp it’s got to be a thrill ride right out of the gate… and apparently the best way to achieve that for the upcoming fifth film was digital ablation Harrison Ford. The team behind the latest entry in the franchise struggled to figure out what the next iconic opening sequence would be, and after much deliberation, they came up with their angle. Rumors of an aging Harrison Ford had been floating around after a photo of the actor wearing motion-capture dots on his face, but a recent report from empire has officially confirmed it. Of course, this kind of technology is not without its detractors. Many people weren’t even sure if Ford would reprise his role in the first place, let alone go to such lengths for production.
Die-hard fans of the franchise have also been a little skeptical of the new entry because it’s the first without Steven Spielberg in the director’s chair. There is also no involvement from George Lucas This time. the director, James Mangold, has some big shoes to fill. Fortunately, he has solid experience, and Spielberg is holding on as producer on the project.
James Mangold recently had a little chat empiresheds some light on his approach to the franchise.
“I wanted the chance to delve into this kind of full-on George-and-Steven old picture and give the audience an adrenaline rush.” From there, he went on to describe a sequence with Indiana Jones in a Nazi castle back in 1944. He goes on to say, “And then we drop out and you’re in 1969, so the audience doesn’t experience the change between the 40s and the 60s.” ers as an intellectual concept, but literally experiencing the great spirit of the early days… and then the beginning of now.”
The technology itself is really inventive. It’s a new kind of software that goes through old scans of footage of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and then matches it with footage shot specifically for the new sequences that were filmed. We’ll just have to wait and see what it actually looks like, but Ford was pretty convinced. He said: “It’s the first time I’ve seen it where I believe it. It’s kind of creepy. I don’t even think I want to know how it works, but it does. It doesn’t make me want to though be young. I am glad to have earned my age.”
Indiana Jones 5 will premiere in theaters on June 30, 2023.