In addition to our clearest image yet of Harrison Ford back in his iconic leather jacket and hat, a new image of the set from Indiana Jones 5 seems to confirm that Ford will be out of date for the sequences currently being filmed in the North East of England.
The new image, which shows the actor alongside co-star Toby Jones, shows Ford with a number of motion capture dots on his face and around the shoulders and neck. This is almost certainly for the use of aging technology seen in many recent movies, such as: the Irishman. The only question fans are asking now is, “How far will the elderly Indy go in the movie?”
Numerous set photos suggest that already Harrison Ford will face the Nazis again for the first time since Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. With the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull moving the series two decades into the 1950s, it’s unlikely that the Nazis would appear in a continuous timeline. With this in mind, that gives two possible ways for the Nazis to come back.
The most obvious reason would be a flashback. Many of the Indiana Jones movies open with a flashback sequence, which then leads to the “present day” and whatever adventure awaits. There is a strong belief that the scenes of the Nazi train seen in several images and a video released from the site will feature in such a scene, flashing back to the 1930s when Ford regularly pitted against his opponents. races for one artifact or another.
On the other hand, some are beginning to wonder if they’re about to age Ford for the entire movie. While this is certainly just a fan theory at this point and would add hugely to the film’s budget, it may not be as outlandish a suggestion as it might seem at first glance. Indy was at his best in his battles with the Nazis, whether he was looking for the Ark of the Covenant or the Holy Grail. If they can bring Ford back to what he looked like in his earlier adventures, then it would certainly be a huge bonus to see Indy at his best again.
When we look at the bigger picture, aging technology is becoming more advanced and wider in use, such as in Twin Man when Will Smith was able to compete against a younger version of himself, as… Indy 5 I did make a full movie with a Raiders era Indiana Jones and get it done, then it opens up a wealth of other franchises that can bring their aging stars back to the original era when they first played the part, creating new Indiana Jones stories without the limitations that aging can bring.
Of course, we’re still currently going on with the flashback sequence as the reason for the motion capture, but with very little known about the film’s plot, there’s nothing wrong with a little speculation while we wait for more details to emerge.
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