The king of adventure is back once again.
“Indiana Jones 5” debuted its first trailer on Saturday during the D23 Expo. Although not released online, Harrison Ford appeared on stage to talk about the video, along with director James Mangold and co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
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“Thank you for making these films such an incredible experience for all of us,” he said, looking quite emotional. “I’m very proud to say that this is fantastic. [Points at Waller-Bridge] And this is one of the reasons.”
“The ‘Indiana Jones’ movies are about fantasy and mystery, but they’re also about heart,” he continued. “We have a really great story to tell, and a movie that will kick your ass.”
Ford also mentioned that this was his last time in the role, saying, “That’s it. I won’t fall for you again. But thank you very much.”
Waller-Bridge also shared Ford’s excitement, saying, “I had the time of my life making this movie. I feel so incredibly lucky to keep up with this guy [points at Ford] it’s EXHAUSTING.”
While the plot has been largely kept under wraps until now, the newest trailer gives fans the first real look at Indy back in action. The last time the classic character appeared on screen was 14 years ago with ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’. Ford was 64 when “Crystal Skull” came out and now he’s 80, so it seems no age barrier can stop the world’s greatest archaeologist.
Joining Ford and Waller-Bridge are series newcomers Mads Mikkelsen, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Kretschmann and Antonio Banderas.
The film marks the first time that acclaimed director Steven Spielberg has not directed an installment of the series. While Spielberg remained as executive producer, “Indiana Jones 5” is being directed by Mangold (“Logan,” “Ford v. Ferrari”). According to Holbrook, fans have no reason to worry about the directorial change.
“The guy just can’t make a bad movie,” Holbrooke previously said Variety. “He is so precise in what he does.”
John Williams is also returning to compose the score for the film. In early September, Williams gave the audience at the Hollywood Bowl a taste of the soundtrack, introducing a new theme titled “Helena’s Theme”. The title of the track refers to Waller-Bridge’s character in the film, whom she described as “an adventurer and also a femme fatale… she’s many, many things… She’s kind of lyrical, like an old movie star.”
“Indiana Jones 5” is slated for a June 30, 2023 release date.
‘The Mandalorian’ is gearing up for a new adventure. Disney+ has released the first trailer for season 3 of the popular series “Star Wars” and announced that the series will premiere sometime in 2023.
At D23, actress Katee Sackhoff hinted that the upcoming season is “crazy” before Lucasfilm unveiled a teaser trailer.
Season 3 follows the events of “The Book of Boba Fett,” the 2021 miniseries that featured series protagonist Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) — better known as the Mandalorian or “Mando” — in a guest appearance. The end of the miniseries saw Grogu, Mando’s young handler, choose to return to him after previously leaving his side to train with Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). The two then left Tatooine, with Mando going on a quest to visit “the living waters” beneath the planet Mandore in order to regain his honor and become a Mandalorian again. The hero will face many obstacles in his quest, chief among them other members of the people, with the trailer teasing a battle between Djarin and other stoic, armored warriors.
In addition to Pascal, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito and Katee Sackhoff have been confirmed to reprise their previous “Mandalorian” roles for Season 3. who attempts to capture Grogu from Mando. Katee Sackhoff returns from Season 2 as Bo-Katan Kryze, a female Mandalorian who seeks to retrieve the Darksaber from Mando.
Additionally, Christopher Lloyd has been confirmed to appear this season. Notable previous cast members of the series include Amy Sedaris, Omid Abtahi, Bill Burr, Timothy Olyphant, Titus Welliver and “Book of Boba Fett” stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” also featured Rosario Dawson’s first appearance as fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano, who will be getting her own spinoff series of the same name coming out next year.
“The Mandalorian” was created by Favreau, who will write most of the season. He and Filoni are executive producers with Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson and Rick Famuyiwa, while Lucasfilm is producing the series. Weathers has been confirmed to direct an episode of the third season. Previous directors have included Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, Taika Waititi, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez. Filming for the season began last October and reportedly wrapped in March.
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