Harrison Ford shared the news today that Indiana Jones 5 will be released in theaters on June 30, 2023. The Oscar-nominated actor made the announcement while he appeared at the Lucasfilm panel at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, Deadline is reporting.
Ford is reprising the action-adventure series’ eponymous role in its untitled fourth sequel. He told the crowd today at the Anaheim Convention Center that the movie is almost completed.
While speaking to the crowd, the actor also shared a first look image for Indiana Jones 5. The image features him donning his classic wide-brimmed hat and lasso for one final time.
Ford also told the franchise’s fans that he’s “really proud of the movie that we made.” He added that like its predecessors, the series’ latest entry will feature music from John Williams. The conductor also joined the event to conduct a live full orchestra, which performed his Indiana Jones theme.
The Star Wars music master also led the group in the first live performance of the Obi-Wan Kenobi theme. The miniseries, which stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, will release its first two episodes tomorrow on Disney+.
“It’s a special honor for me to be able to congratulate John on his 90th birthday,” Ford also said, acknowledging the composer turning 90 in February. “I told John on another occasion that we had the chance to be together, and that music follows me everywhere I go. And you know what, I’m happy about it.”
Logan writer-director James Mangold is helming Indiana Jones 5. The Academy Award-nominated filmmaker is taking over the franchise’s directorial duties from Steven Spielberg.
Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth co-scribed the script for the series’ latest follow-up with Mangold. No plot details were revealed during today’s celebration.
Indiana Jones 5 was originally scheduled to be released on July 10, 2020. Due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the drama was initially rescheduled to July 29 of this year. But further pandemic delays and Spielberg’s work completing last year’s West Side Story remake sidelined the production of the upcoming movie.
The franchise’s latest installment features an ensemble cast that also includes Antonia Banderas, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann and Toby Jones. Spielberg returned to the series to serve as an executive producer on its fourth sequel, alongside Kennedy and Marshall.