Harrison Ford says Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is very about addressing Indy’s age
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny seems to be the kind of film that is rampant and pushes the credibility of a seventy-year-old adventurer fighting Nazis. However, actor Harrison Ford is now 80 years old and his legendary archaeologist is only a decade behind him, and that’s something Ford wanted to make sure the new film covered.
When Ford returned Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, there were some who wondered if the action hero could stick to his old Indy routine given his advanced age. Anyone who suggested he would come back 15 years later to do it all over again, over four decades after his debut as Indy in the 1981s Hunter of the lost treasureShe would have been sent out of the room. But this summer, Indiana Jones is returning for another adventure, and Ford wanted to embrace the character’s age, not run away. Speak with total moviesaid Ford:
“I always wanted to see the character complete. I wanted to see [Indiana Jones] at a later stage in his life when he has transcended youthful enthusiasm and ability and is plagued by age and old age [stifled by academia]. I wanted to see him embark on another unexpected, unforeseen adventure. I wanted it to be about age. I wanted it to address the aging issues of a character who has always been adventurous, youthful, and physically capable. I wanted to see the effects of age on the character.”
Harrison Ford hints at more recurring characters from Indy’s past.
The Indiana Jones franchise has seen many characters come and go in Indy’s life, but one of the most notable cast members is Marion Ravenwood, played by Karen Allen. It has not yet been confirmed if she will reprise her role in the adventurer’s final appearance. It would be a shame if she didn’t manage to show herself and completely close the circle that has started again robber. While discussing how stunts were a big part of the Indiana Jones movies and how it fared compared to that time, he seemed to imply that there could very well be at least one surprise character in the film. He said:
“Each of these films blew me away. [Age] makes everything he does a little bit harder, a little more complicated and a little more daunting, but he has some companions on his adventure who are part of the process, not just Phoebe…”
It’s already known that John Rhys-Davies will be back to reprise his role as Sallah, but who else could join Indy on his latest adventure remains a mystery for now. Hopefully it stays that way, leaving something unexpected so fans can see when Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny hits theaters on June 30, 2023.