Harrison Ford says Indiana Jones 5 is ‘almost complete’ (Picture: Rex / Getty)

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Rejoice Indiana Jones fans, for Indy himself says filming on the anticipated fifth instalment is ‘almost complete’ – although we’ll still have to wait until 2023 for it to arrive on the big screen.

The 79-year-old Hollywood legend, who stars as the iconic, lasso-wielding archaeologist in the long-running franchise, revealed that he is ‘really proud’ of the movie and that working with director James Mangold was a ‘wonderful experience’.

Speaking during a surprise appearance at the Star Wars Celebration at
the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California this week, he said: ‘We have almost completed the next Indiana Jones film, featuring the music of John Williams.

‘And I had a wonderful experience working with James Mangold, with Kathy
and Frank again. I’m really proud of the movie that we made. So, I’ll be
seeing you around campus.’

An official title for the film, which will be released on June 30 in 2023, has yet to be announced.

Walk the Line filmmaker Mangold has also shared the first official image from the film, in which Indiana Jones can be seen wearing his famous fedora as he’s almost submerged in complete darkness while crossing a rope bridge in some kind of subterranean lair. A shaft of light reveals his silhouette.

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— Mangold (@mang0ld) May 26, 2022

Meanwhile, Mads Mikkelsen joins the cast for the new movie, starring in a mysterious role that has rumoured to be a villain. He recently described Ford as a ‘monster of a man’ after he was impressed by the legendary star’s physical fitness (via Indiewire).

‘I remember the first day we were shooting, it was a night shoot, then we stopped at 5am — and then he got on his mountain bike and went biking for 50 kilometres. Harrison is a monster of a man, a very nice monster.’

He added: ‘It felt like a Spielberg film, though it’s obviously James making it with the same vision.’

Ford on the set of Indiana Jones 5 filming in Sicily (Picture: Backgrid)

The new film also stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Boyd Holbrook, Antonio Banderas, Toby Jones, and Thomas Kretschmann in undisclosed roles. 

Lucasfilm has kept the plot details under secrecy, although recent set images featured vehicles from the World War II era, including vintage cars and a train with a swastika and Nazi emblem on it, indicating the presence of Nazis.

Given that the fourth film was set in 1957, after the Nazis has been defeated and that Indy’s new villains are Soviets, it would suggest that the film will be going back in time.

We can’t wait!

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