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“It would be nice to see him at the end of his journey”: James Mangold Promises Indiana Jones 5 Will Be Like Logan With Harrison Ford’s Character Going Into the Sunset Like Hugh Jackman

“It would be nice to see him at the end of his journey”: James Mangold Promises Indiana Jones 5 Will Be Like Logan With Harrison Ford’s Character Going Into the Sunset Like Hugh Jackman

Harrison Ford is finally hanging up his direct line to the world of adventure and ancient mysteries with Indiana Jones 5. Destined to be the last foray into the land of mythical knowledge, scriptures, sculptures, lost artifacts, treasure, and boundless wisdom, the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise will also be a closing statement for the actor whose whips crack louder than most of the dusty beige-clothed archaeologists rising out of Hollywood. The Steven Spielberg-produced film will be a living tribute to the indomitable legacy left behind by the great adventurer.

Indiana 5
A still from Indiana Jones 5

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Harrison Ford Bids Adieu in the Trailblazing Indiana Jones 5

Directed by James Mangold of Logan fame, Indiana Jones 5 comes a decade and a half after the last adventure of the wise-cracking, whip-wielding professor of archaeology. Set to usher the 80s-era hero into the new age (discounting the weirdly placed 2008 installment) and bid him farewell at the same time, the film will feature Harrison Ford as he brings Indy to the screens in one last search for that which is lost and forgotten. Emotionally reconstructed after the 15-year hiatus, Ford tells of his character and his journey:

“It’s full of adventure, full of laughs, full of real emotion. And it’s complex and it’s sneaky. The shooting of it was tough and long and arduous. But I’m very happy with the film that we have… I just thought it would be nice to see one where Indiana Jones was at the end of his journey.”

An Empire exclusive image from Indiana Jones 5
An Empire exclusive image from Indiana Jones 5

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In an exclusive Empire issue, the selective images reveal a fraction of what fate holds for the infamous hero in Indiana Jones 5. So far, history and world-ending threats have been the catalyst to all his race-against-time adventures, and it looks like the final journey is no different than its expectation-defying predecessors. In a solemn honorarium to the character that has been decidedly dubbed as the greatest action hero of all time, Harrison Ford intends to make good on his final contribution to the hero that he emulated for 42 years, throughout the expanse of his magnificent career.

James Mangold Discloses Details About Indiana Jones 5

The Indiana Jones franchise has given its audience a lifetime of memories that have had a lasting effect to this day and age. Its lead, Harrison Ford, was primed to helm his own franchise after his captivating run as Han Solo in the Star Wars original trilogy. In his 1981 debut of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ford made a definitive place in Hollywood for portraying the iconic character that would go on to redefine the landscape of classical action heroes and called back to the 1930s-famed treasure hunters.

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

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Indiana Jones 5, in the mind of all those who have been associated with the George Lucas franchise, sets out to be the hunt to end all hunts as the immortalized Captain Dynamite tips his fedora and cracks his bullwhip for the last time. As such, it is only appropriate that director James Mangold would want to honor Ford’s onscreen representation in a manner that is deserving of his career-defining and ever-living legacy.

“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 you 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.”

However, as far as the audience is concerned, one can never have enough of the adrenaline-filled chasm-jumping and Nazi-punching adventures that seem to have become a somewhat signature image whenever Indiana Jones flashes across our memories. Fate may have demanded that the yet untitled Indiana Jones 5 needs to put to rest the great life and legacy of the titular hero, but until then, one ought to remember — “We do not follow maps to buried treasure, and X never ever marks the spot.”

Indiana Jones 5 premieres on 30 June 2023.

Source: Empire

Written by Diya Majumdar

Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has more than 1300 published articles on Fandomwire, and her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema. She happens to be a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh, along with an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists