Harrison Ford will be reprising his current age in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate, but we’ll see him as he did in the first films.
In Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate, we will see Harrison Ford again as Indy. On the one hand, he will return with his current appearance, as an 80-year-old man who dons his archeologist outfit and once again wields his trademark whip. On the other hand, we will also have a rejuvenated version of Harrison Ford in the opening of the film.
During the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate press conference that took place at the Cannes Film Festival, one of the questions was whether we would see new Indiana Jones movies starring a young Harrison Ford in the future.
Harrison Ford is “very happy” with his current age
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy answered emphatically: “No”, but Harrison Ford went a bit further to answer the question: “Technology […] It’s evolved to the point where, to me, it looks very realistic.”
“I know it’s my face — it’s not Photoshop magic,” the indie actor explained. “This is what I looked like 35 years ago, because Lucasfilm has all the pictures we’ve done together over the years.”
“This process, this scientific extraction from that library, was put into practice,” said Harrison Ford, explaining that it was not worth doing if there was no good purpose for doing it, and through it something real was expressed. Had to be: “No, I talk about visual, I mean emotionally real”.
Harrison Ford is convinced that the facial reconstruction technique was used very well in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate to rejuvenate him, but he doesn’t want to “be that guy again”: “I’m a very happy old man.” Yeah, I like being old. Being young was nice, but shit, I could be dead.”