It’s been known for a while that Indiana Jones will have 5 timeskips, but it’s not clear how everything will work: whether there will be flashbacks and fast forwards, whether the narration will be interspersed… even some rumors ventured to resort take up time travel! Apparently, however, the infamous part of the Nazi castle will be the film’s intro, designed to pump adrenaline in the tradition of the incipits of the films of the saga, but with an extra gear from the point of view of the VFX, which also will be surprising because of the innovative anti-aging technique used.

I wanted the chance to jump into this classic George & Steve scenario [Lucas & Spielberg, ndr] and give the audience an adrenaline rush.

says Mangold in the pages of Empire, describing how the opening scene takes us back to ’44, in a castle full of Nazis. And thanks to the wonders of rejuvenating CGI, we find a Raiders of the Lost Ark era Indy. And he continues and says that we will suddenly end up in 1969.

Several techniques were used to create this sequence, including new software from Industrial Light & Magic that studied archival footage of a young Harrison Ford and compared it to recent footage. In short, an even more advanced version of the aging software used for Marvel Studios movies and Star Wars, so much so that producer Kathleen Kennedy says:

I hope you look at it and say, ‘Oh my God, they found an old movie. It must be something they filmed forty years ago. We’re throwing you into an adventure that Indy is looking for that will have you instantly wanting to say “I’m in an Indiana Jones movie.”

Even Ford itself says it is impressed with the results:

It’s disturbing. I don’t even think I want to know how it works [questa tecnologia, ndr], but it works. It certainly doesn’t make me want to be young again. I am thankful that I have earned my age.

Indiana Jones 5 otherwise remains a rather mysterious film, starting from the final title, which has yet to be revealed: we know the main actors and the locations where the shooting took place, but to get a general idea of ​​​​the plot it’s still early days, and Lucasfilm itself hasn’t gone into details yet, nor do we have an actual release date for the trailer, though it’s certain we’ll see it (well) before Christmas.
Filming ended in February, but little has happened since, despite a teaser shown at the last D23 Expo featuring a still strong Indy on his bike and the presence of Mads Mikkelsen (in a still-mysterious role) by Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena, the protagonist’s goddaughter.

Considering there were scenes of Indy fighting Nazis (presumably during World War II) than in the 60s/70s (at least judging by the fashions the characters are wearing), the movie will at least feature jumping thunderstorms. … if not, even real-time travel, according to some rumors.
Of course, this has led to other speculation about the future of the franchise (with the baton potentially passing to Helena’s character), as well as the fact that Harrison Ford will likely look rejuvenated for much of the movie. via CGI, thanks to techniques fine-tuned by Lucasfilm and Marvel for the latest Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

In addition to Ford (soon to play Thunderbolt Ross in the MCU), Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen, the cast also includes Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Toby Jones and Antonio Banderas. The release is scheduled for June 30, 2023, accompanied of course by the soundtrack of John Williams, who will retire immediately after signing the soundtrack for the film.

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Source: Lega Nerd

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