Harrison Ford Cried After Seeing the ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Trailer at D23
There are many things in this world that I love, and a Harrison Ford movie is one of them. And so while I have been gearing up emotionally for the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, I didn’t expect Harrison Ford to cry when the footage of the new movie was shown at the D23 Expo. Currently, it was exclusive to those in the convention hall so we’ll have to wait to see the trailer, but Ford crying is certainly a mood.
According to Variety, Ford looked emotional as he took to the stage after the footage was shown, saying “Thank you for making these films such an incredible experience for all of us, … I’m very proud to say to say that this one is fantastic. [Points at Phoebe Waller-Bridge] And this is one of the reasons.”
Just knowing that it made Ford emotional and seeing this quote has me emotional as well. I know I’m not alone, I know that there are so many of us who get giddy at the theme that John Williams so beautifully crafted all those years ago. That we know exactly when Indy is going to use his gun because he doesn’t feel like fighting in Raiders of the Lost Ark (because Ford himself was sick). We all know so much about this franchise because it means a lot to us all and seeing Ford cry gives me so much hope for what this movie can do for the legacy of the franchise.
All about the first Indiana Jones 5 trailer
In-person reporting from D23 by Julia Glassman
At D23, Ford said that “Indiana Jones movies are about mystery and adventure, but also about heart. This movie will kick your ass. Maybe for the last—” At that point, he stopped himself before saying, “maybe for the last time,” but then went on to say that he wouldn’t “fall down” for the audience again.
The trailer showed lots of exciting action from the upcoming film. It begins with Indy teaching at his university, seemingly having put his adventuring days behind him. He’s soon called back out into the field, though, riding a horse through New York City and brandishing his whip. In a fun reversal of the famous “sword versus gun” scene from Raiders, Indy does a few fancy whip moves before he’s met with half a dozen loaded guns in his face.
The adventure lives on
From Raiders of the Lost Ark on, we’ve become infatuated with the world of Henry Jones Jr. and his quest to preserve artifacts. His love of history and its importance was always inspiring, along with adventure and mystery that the series provided us. Even Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which isn’t perfect, was fun because we went on the ride with Indy.
The return of the series means a lot to not only me, but fans of Ford’s extraordinary body of work. We’re here to see Harrison Ford with his classic hat once more, and knowing that the footage was fun and yet still an emotional ride for him has me excited to see what the summer of 2023 has in store.
(featured image: Lucasfilm/Disney)
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