Celebration fans were in for a treat on Thursday, and they probably knew it the second Harrison Ford strolled across the stage for his surprise appearance.
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Ford, obviously famed for his role as Han Solo in that franchise, gave fans a sneak peak at the latest Indiana Jones movie, the fifth in the series, and gave a release date.
“We have almost completed the next Indiana Jones film, featuring the music of John Williams,” Ford said at the event. “And I had a wonderful experience working with [director] James Mangold, with [producers] Kathy [Kennedy] and Frank [Marshall] again.”
“I’m really proud of the movie that we made,” he added. “So, I’ll be seeing you around campus.”
Ford said that the early plan for the film is to release June 30, 2023, setting up a summer blockbuster season.
Part of his appearance was a touching tribute to legendary composer, John Williams.
Williams scored Indiana Jones as well as the themes for Jaws, E.T., Home Alone, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, and the first three Harry Potter films, among many more.
Williams also composed music for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, NBC’s Sunday Night Football, and other television programs.
Ford joked, “I told John on another occasion when we had a chance to be together that that music follows me everywhere I go.”
“And you know what? I’m happy about it,” he then joked, “That music was playing on the speakers of the operating room when I had my last colonoscopy. I passed.”
Ford will be joined by a stellar cast for the latest Indiana Jones movie, with talents like Antonio Banderas, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook and Shaunette Renée Wilson.