Indiana Jones 5 set photos hint at a plot point of landing on the Moon. The fifth Indiana Jones it’s really happening as the movie is currently filming across the UK. Harrison Ford returns once again to play the globetrotting adventurer Indiana Jones, but this time he won’t have Steven Spielberg guiding him. Instead, James Mangold takes over the leadership role.
In fact, it’s already been an eventful shoot for Ford, as the 78-year-old actor suffered a shoulder injury while performing a stunt on set. Ford’s injury led to reports of a filming shutdown, but Mangold quickly debunked such conversation, and Ford was later seen on set with his arm in a sling. As for the plot of Indiana Jones 5Little has been officially announced, but leaked set photos allow fans to start putting things together. There have already been flashes of castles, tanks and Nazis, all the things that have been seen in Indiana Jones movies before. Other photos have hinted at the possible use of aging CGI at Ford, while even more photos gave fans a glimpse of Indy’s new partner played by Toby Jones.
The latest leak provides a more intriguing clue about the plot of Indiana Jones 5. As revealed by the Glasgow Times, the film’s set designers are altering the fronts of Scottish town buildings to resemble those from the 1960s (one Pan Am poster in particular reveals the time period). One especially revealing image shows a sign in a window that reads “Welcome home Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins, ”Suggesting that the scene to be filmed at this location shows the parade of teletype tapes that took place in New York City on August 13, 1969 for the Apollo 11 astronauts returning from their historic mission to the Moon. .
The landing angle on the Moon shown here is not so much a revelation as a confirmation, as it was previously rumored that there would be a space race element to the Indiana Jones 5 story. Of course, previous leaks have also confirmed a WWII scenario and hint that Ford is getting old to play a younger Indiana Jones. Add it all up and there’s even more evidence now that Indiana Jones 5 will jump in time. What is not yet known is the specific story that will be told over these varying time periods. Jumping back in time would indeed be a new wrinkle for Indiana Jones, as the series hasn’t done many flashbacks before, the only major exception being the young Indy prologue starring River Phoenix in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Telling a story spread over several time periods would give Indiana Jones 5 a different feel to previous entries in the franchise. It remains to be seen how much of the movie will be set in each time period, but it’s safe to assume that WWII sequences will be kept to a minimum given the cost of reducing Ford’s aging. So it’s also safe to assume that a large part of the movie will be set in 1969 around the time of the moon landing. But how will the space race really influence history? And is there a chance that Indiana Jones himself will end up being thrown into orbit (not in a refrigerator but in an actual capsule)? Adding sci-fi to Indiana Jones didn’t work very well when tested on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, so it would probably be prudent for Mangold and company to keep Indiana Jones 5 land. Indiana Jones meets Neil Armstrong and the other Apollo 11 astronauts, however it might be a fun little Forrest Gump moment, not unlike Jones briefly meeting Hitler in Last crusade.
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Fountain: The Glasgow Times
- Indiana Jones 5 (2022)Release date: July 29, 2022
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