Harrison Ford made a surprise appearance at the Lucasfilm panel at Star Wars Celebration on Thursday to announce the release date of Indiana Jones 5.
Ford, 79, took the stage to thunderous applause as composer John Williams and a live orchestra played the “Indy” theme, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Ford announced that the fifth installment will hit theaters on June 30, 2023, and said he’s “really proud of the movie that we made.”
He also belatedly congratulated Williams on his 90th birthday in February.
“It is a special honor for me to be able to congratulate John on his 90th birthday,” Ford told the enthusiastic audience. “I told John on another occasion that we had a chance to be together and that music goes everywhere with me. And you know what? I am pleased.”
Director James Mangold will helm the fifth film, replacing Steven Spielberg, who directed the first four “Indy” films. Ford did not discuss plot details during the announcement.
Originally, Indy 5 had a release date of July 10, 2020. That was pushed back to July 29 this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic and Spielberg’s work on West Side Story pushed it back even further.
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