New trailer for Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny featuring de-aged Harrison Ford drops during Super Bowl
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The latest trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny has been released, featuring Harrison Ford made to look years younger through cinematic wizardry.
Remember what they did to Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in The Irishman, well this time it’s Harrison Ford getting the years rolled back off him for the latest instalment of the long-running Indiana Jones series.
As you can see from the short Super Bowl spot - which must have set them back a pretty penny - we can expect more of the sort of thrills and spills that we've come to expect from the franchise over the past few decades.
Hopefully more like the early ones rather than the widely-panned Kingdom of the Crystal Skull though.
That's the last time we'll mention that film, hopefully.
Anyway, Disney has really chucked a fair bit of cash at this film, making it one of the most expensive movies ever made at a total budget of more than $300 million.
That means that it had better do pretty well at the box office.
For this outing, Steven Spielberg is not taking up the directorial role, passing that mantle onto James Mangold.
Spielberg will still be on-board as an executive producer, though.
As well as Harrison Ford, there will be star turns from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Mads Mikkelsen, and Toby Jones, to name but a few.
Obviously, there’ll also be another score from John Williams, no doubt featuring the famous theme tune.
Admit it, you’re humming it in your head right now, aren’t you?
Mangold has expressed his desire to draw on the essence of the Indy films of old, telling Empire: “I wanted the chance to dive into this kind of full-on George(Lucas)-and-Steven old picture and give the audience an adrenaline blast”.
With that in mind, he’s devised an all-action opening scene akin to that in Raiders of the Lost Ark from 1981.
He also has Harrison Ford heading back to 1944, which is where the digital de-aging comes into it all.
Using archival footage of Ford as well as the sophisticated software, he hopes that people will be able to suspend disbelief and just assume that Ford isn’t an older bloke at all.
The film’s producer Kathleen Kennedy said: “My hope is that, although it will be talked about in terms of technology, you just watch it and go, ‘Oh my God, they just found footage. This was a thing they shot 40 years ago’.
“We’re dropping you into an adventure, something Indy is looking for, and instantly you have that feeling, ‘I’m in an Indiana Jones movie.’”
We'll see for ourselves when the film is released on June 30 2023.