Harrison Ford retires as Indiana Jones

Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5Lucasfilm

Harrison Ford has donned his fedora and cracked his whip for the last time, with the actor telling fans he will no longer play Indiana Jones.

Ford appeared at Disney event D23 to present footage from the forthcoming Indiana Jones 5, introduce members of the cast, and discuss playing the character.

“This is it” Ford said in reference to Indy. “I will not fall down for you again!”

As for the film itself, Ford welled up when describing it as “fantastic”, and promised fans that the movie will kick their butt.

What happens in the Indiana Jones 5 trailer?

The teaser – which hasn’t been released online yet – was described by USA Today as follows…

The footage, shows Ford’s retired adventurer Jones lamenting about his return to staid academic life with Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) from the original Raiders of the Last Ark.

“I miss the adventure,” Indy says. But he’s quickly pulled into action with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Helena, riding a horse through New York City (and the subway).

Indiana Jones naturally dons the famous fedora and wields the whip, telling a group of gunmen to “Get back” only to be shot at (a callback to a famed “Raiders” scene). Another trailer moment shows star Mads Mikkelsen, whose role is still mysterious, in a Nazi uniform.

When is Indy 5 released?

Indiana Jones 5 – expect that title to change – will hit screens June 30, 2023. James Mangold directs from a script by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth.

The aforementioned Harrison Ford, John Rhys-Davies, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Mads Mikkelsen star. Alongside Toby Jones, Antonio Banderas, and Thomas Kretschmann.