Indiana Jones 5 to de-age Harrison Ford to “Raiders-era Indy” | Latest TV & Movies News 2022
Cameron Frew ❘ Published: 2022-11-21T13:29:39 ❘ Updated: 2022-11-21T13:29:47 Indiana Jones 5 will feature a de-aged Harrison Ford for its “adrenaline blast” of an
opening – and it’s the first time Harrison Ford has believed it. CGI de-aging really began in 2006 with X-Men: The Last Stand, in a short flashback where Patrick Stewart’s
Professor X and Ian McKellen’s Magneto recruit Jean Grey. There’s been highs (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Captain Marvel, The Irishman) and lows (Tron: Legacy,
Ant-Man, Terminator: Genisys), but it’s a VFX trend that’s here to stay. Thankfully, Indiana Jones 5 won’t be employing it throughout the highly-anticipated sequel for
Harrison Ford – it will be used for the movie’s thrilling opening sequence. Article continues after ad Indiana Jones 5 director explains de-aging In a new interview with
Empire, director James Mangold revealed how the opening minutes of Indiana Jones will reintroduce Indiana Jones to fans as they best remember him: in his Raiders of the Lost Ark
prime. “I wanted the chance to dive into this kind of full-on George-and-Steven old picture and give the audience an adrenaline blast… and then we fall out, and you find
yourself in 1969,” he said. The sequence will follow Indy in a “castle swarming with Nazis,” the outlet reports, before shifting to the movie’s primary timeline during the
Space Race. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates on Esports, Gaming and more. “So that the audience doesn’t experience the change between the ‘40s and ‘60s as
an intellectual conceit, but literally experiences the buccaneering spirit of those early days… and then the beginning of now.” Article continues after ad Harrison Ford says
de-aging is “a little spooky” Ford admitted to Empire that the de-aging is “a little spooky” – however, it’s also the first time he’s seen it used where he
“believes it.” “I don’t think I even want to know how it works, but it works. Doesn’t make me want to be young, though. I’m glad to have earned my age,” he said.
Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy said she wants audiences to feel like they’re seeing “found footage… this was a thing they shot 40 years ago”, having
assembled the sequence from archived material of the star and using new ILM software to bring it to life. Article continues after ad “We’re dropping you into an adventure,
something Indy is looking for, and instantly you have that feeling, ‘I’m in an Indiana Jones movie’,” she said. You can find out more about Indiana Jones 5 here.