Harrison Ford excited to 'see Indiana Jones at the end of his journey'

By Arid Khaled November 19, 2022
The fifth and final installment of Indiana Jones will be released in 2023

Harrison Ford is ready to say goodbye to the beloved character.

The 80-year-old actor expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, looking forward to where the character finds himself at the “end of his journey.”

“I just thought it would be nice to see one where Indiana Jones was at the end of his journey. If a script came along that I felt gave me a way to extend the character,” Ford told Empire.

The action movie’s director, James Mangold, also confirmed that the upcoming film would be a “sunset” story for Jones, adding that his age will serve as an important narrative in the archeologist’s arc rather than the source of jokes.

“It became really important to me to figure out how to make this a movie about a hero at sunset.[…] The issues I brought up about Indy’s age were not things I thought were being addressed in the material being developed at the time. There were ‘old’ jokes, but the material itself wasn’t about it.

“To me, whatever your greatest liability, you should fly straight towards that. If you try to pretend it’s not there, you end up getting slings and arrows the whole way.”

The unnamed fifth installment of Indiana Jones will be set after its latest reboot titled, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which was set in 1957.