Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, unveiled the first teaser for the as-yet-untitled new film during the studio’s reveal at Disney’s D23 Expo on Saturday.
Although the video shown to the public has not been released, the footage shows Indiana Jones meeting up with his old friend Sallah and features some great action scenes, including one in which star Harrison Ford rides a horse through New York City. York and on the subway tracks.
There were also a few glimpses of what looked like a younger, older Ford.
The film, which sees Ford again playing Dr. Jones more than 40 years after he first donned the hat in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, will hit theaters on June 30, 2023.
It also stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen and is directed by James Mangold. John Williams, who wrote the iconic March of the Raiders, also returns to score the film.
“Indiana Jones films are about mystery and adventure, but they’re also about the heart,” a visibly emotional Ford told the crowd.
There’s been a lot of news about the next Indiana Jones movies since it’s been in development for years, but on Saturday, for the first time, fans got a glimpse of what the next movie might be about and what the intrepid archaeologist might be after.
“I had a great time making this movie… Being with this guy is exhausting,” Waller-Bridges told the crowd.
Those in attendance at D23 went crazy over tidbits of news from the upcoming film. This makes sense, given that the Indiana Jones franchise is one of the most popular in the history of cinema.
The latter film will be the fifth in the series and likely Ford’s last in this role.
After audiences reacted to the mention that this was his last film in the role, he joked, “That’s it. I won’t fall again because of you.”
After all, at 80 years old, it’s hard to avoid poison darts and outrun rolling boulders.
What’s a Lucasfilm presentation without Star Wars news?
The launch showcased the new Disney+ series Andor, including a dark new trailer that took fans into the world of rebellion five years before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The series will be released on the streaming service on September 21.