Harrison Ford is returning to Lucasfilm once again. Not to star as Han Solo, but to reprise his role as the adventurous Indiana Jones!
Indiana Jones 5 is currently undergoing filming, and the actor has been spotted on set recently donning his iconic Indiana Jones look. The first photo we saw of Ford just teased that he was back in his original outfit and already on set. According to some reports, Ford was filming at Bamburgh Castle in the UK. Photos of the location, courtesy of the Northumberland Gazette, have even shown the pyrotechnics at work, lighting the castle ablaze in the dark of the night.
You can see the first photo of Ford on the set courtesy of actor Josh Gad (who must happen to be a really big fan of Indiana Jones).
Harrison Ford and Toby Jones on the set of Indiana Jones 5
More recently, Harrison Ford was spotted with a new co-star on the set, Toby Jones. While there have been many actors who have been announced to be part of the cast, including Mads Mikkelsen and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Toby Jones is a surprising new addition.
In the set photos, which have been shared to Reddit here, Jones and Ford actually seem to be in the middle of filming a scene. The two are seen standing in a field, off to the side of some brick edifice in the background. Indy has his handy whip in tow, and he looks quite ruffed up and shaken up. Hopefully this scene means there’s a lot of good action in store, even with Ford being considerably older since we first saw him on screen.
That being said, some reports have also suggested we may see a digitally de-aged version of Indiana Jones in this film — especially in this scene. People have noted that if you look closely at the photos (you can also see them here on Twitter), Ford has black dots on his face — typically a sign that some digital processing needs to take place for that actor. So that, on top of reports that Nazis have also been spotted on the set (characters, not real ones), means there may be a flashback scene or two where we see a younger Indiana Jones again.
All in all, it’s good to see Harrison Ford is back. And what better timing to see this than the 40th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark?
Indiana Jones 5 is currently set to come out July 28, 2022.