Harrison Ford was determined to show Indiana Jones’ age on screen.
Despite being CGIed for a flashback sequence in Ford’s farewell to the adventurer in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate,” the actor said Squire that it was essential to the franchise to show the character as an “old man”.
Ford detailed a scene in which Indiana Jones rides a horse through New York City during the moon landing celebration. During filming, three stuntmen were spotting him.
“I thought, ‘What the fuck?’ Like I’m being attacked by gropers,” Ford said. “I look down and there’s three stuntmen there making sure I don’t fall off the stirrup. They said, ‘Oh, we were just scared because we thought, you know, and bah bah bah bah .’ And I said, ‘Leave me alone… Leave me alone, I’m an old man getting off my horse and I want it to look like this!’”
Ford, who also rides the screen in the “Yellowstone” prequel “1923,” was injured on the set of “Dial of Destiny” after filming a fight sequence with co-star Mads Mikkelsen. Ford tore muscle in his right shoulder and was off production for eight weeks to recover.
“I’m also known for shutting down movies because I get hurt, which isn’t something you want to be known for,” Ford admitted. “But hey, shit happens.”
The ‘Shrinking’ actor has answered his wish that ‘Dial of Destiny’ was the most ‘ambitious’ character study of Indiana Jones in the franchise. “Dial of Destiny” is the first film not directed by Steven Spielberg, instead with James Mangold directing the film. Spielberg is executive producer.
“I wanted an ambitious film to be the last,” Ford said, “And I don’t mean we’ve never done ambitious films before – they were ambitious in many different ways. But not necessarily as ambitious with the character as I wanted the last one to be.
Spielberg applauded Mangold’s vision for the latest “Indiana Jones” film starring Ford.
“It’s a really, really good ‘Indiana Jones’ movie. I’m really proud of what Jim did with it,” Spielberg said. “When the lights came on, I turned to the group and said, ‘Damn! I thought I was the only one who knew how to make one.’ ”