It’s a day that we all dreaded, but knew would come. Harrison Ford is hanging up his hat and whip for good…or so it seems.
Saturday, at Lucasfilm’s D23 presentation, the actor appeared briefly onstage to promote the highly anticipated sequel with the rest of the cast.
Despite being excited to discuss the film and all the hard work that went into it, the actor choked up towards the end. Holding back tears, the actor said: “This is it. I will not fall down for you again.”
So without directly saying it, Ford seemed to hint that Indiana Jones 5 might be the last time fans will see him play the character.
This aligns with some speculation that Phoebe Waller-Bridge was being positioned to lead the franchise after the upcoming film, as well with a slip-up from composer John Williams not so long ago about how he believes Harrison Ford is retiring from acting for good after this film.
Keep in mind we are doing a bit of speculation ourselves, and that Ford has yet to officially announce his retirement. At the moment, he has no other theatrical projects in development, but only time will tell what the actor plans to do next.
While plot details and the official title are surprisingly still under wraps, we’re sure we’ll hear more about the film in the coming months.
Directed by James Mangold, and written by Mangold, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth, the movie will see the return of Harrison Ford as the titular adventurer, alongside Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette René Wilson, Antonio Banderas, Toby Jones, and Oliver Richters.
Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters June 30, 2023.