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Harrison Ford, 78, Is Back to Work on the Set of 'Indiana Jones'

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Jun 10, 2021
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The All-time Entertainer winner Harrison Ford reprised his legendary role of "Indiana Jones" after a gap of 12 years since the "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

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Actor and Environmentalist Harrison Ford, 78, is back on the sets of "Indiana Jones" for its fifth installment. The legendary actor is currently filming with director James Mangold in Northern England.

The "Frozen" voice-actor, Josh Gad, shared a snap of Ford in the set, wearing his enigmatic brown leather jacket and fedora along with a beige shirt. It was a delight for the franchise fans as the actor wore the classic costume for the first time since 2008.

Harrison Ford at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

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The iconic Fodera owner, Indiana Jones' story began with the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in 1981. The movie’s success solidified Ford’s status as a leading actor, and he went on to star in the next installments. Twitter witnessed a rise in #IndianaJones, as the picture of Ford was heavily shared.

The upcoming "Indiana Jones 5" is reportedly being filmed at the supposedly haunted Bamburgh Castle. The ancient and spooky fort would offer a majestic backdrop for the film. The fans are particularly thrilled about the location, but the haunted stories are bothering the crew, as an insider revealed:

“It sounds silly, but before filming even starts, all any of us are talking about is the ghost. It’s a seriously creepy place.”

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The franchise had come a long way since its inception back in 1981. It is one counted amongst the most successful movie series like "Harry Potter," "Pirates of the Caribbean," and others. But the legendary combination of Ford and director Stephen Spielberg worked marvels.

For the first time in the franchise, instead of the three-time Oscar-winning director Spielberg, the “Ford V Ferrari” director, Mangold, will sit in the director's chair. While the "Jurassic Park" director will now take up the producer’s role, Mangold was elated to assume the directing opportunity and expressed:

"I'm thrilled to be starting a new adventure, collaborating with a dream team of all-time great filmmakers."

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Another noticeable change is character Henry Jones Sr, the father of Jones, will be missing from the story. The role was portrayed by the late actor Sir Sean Connery. Both Ford and Spielberg expressed how impactful Connery was and paid tribute to the original “James Bond” actor.

“Fleabag” actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Hannibal” star Mads Mikkelsen and the "Downfall" actor Thomas Kretschmann will join Ford in the upcoming movie in showcasing new adventures of the professor of archeology.

The trio will continue the legacy which they began 40 years ago.

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The movie was first announced in 2016 and was supposed to release in 2019, but constant delays and the wrath of the pandemic have pushed the dates. The film is expected to hit the theatres on July 29th, 2022.

When the movie releases, Ford will be 79, yet carrying the franchise on his shoulders which he helped establish at 38. The veteran actor is regarded as one of the fittest actors of his generation.

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Apart from being an actor, Ford is also an avid cyclist who loves to wander around with his bike. He was recently spotted at the Ship’s Cat restaurant in North Shields, enjoying seafood.

Indiana Jones 5 will further feature the legendary composer, John Williams who has provided music for the franchise since 1981. It marks the fifth collaboration between Williams, Ford, and Spielberg. The trio will continue the legacy which they began 40 years ago.

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