Harrison Ford discusses why Indiana Jones 5 removed any references to Indy’s age. Ford returns to the swashbuckling runner fifteen years after his previous appearance in Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny.
And Ford swears that this will be his last go-around as the iconic character he presented way back in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Ford is a lot more senior now than when he first donned a fedora & gathered up a bullwhip to play Indiana Jones. But lovers can rest assured that Ford being 80 will not be utilized for cheap jokes in Dial of Destiny.
Ford defined in a new interview with THR that some easy “old man” jokes in the actual Dial of Destiny script were all cut. Check out what Ford had to speak in the space below:
How Dial Of Destiny Is Already Enhancing On Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
“It’s not the years honey; it’s the mileage” was a line by Indiana Jones in the actual Raiders when Ford was only 39. Now there are multiple more years & miles on Indiana Jones.
But audiences already understand that and don’t need to be reminded every second. That certainly seems to be some of the topics Ford is making when he talks about the decision to remove jokes from Dial of Destiny that he feels lead the audience by the nose as if they can’t be trusted to discover the humor in behavior or situation.
Dial of Destiny may vastly improve on the failure that was Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by adopting a more nuanced and adult approach to comedy.
Another way it can improve is to reintroduce Indiana Jones’ enjoyable chemistry with characters like Marion Ravenwood from Raiders, Short Round from Temple of Doom, and Henry Jones from Last Crusade. And the addition of Phoebe Waller-Bridge as a new character who looks to be Indy’s major Dial of Destiny companion in swashbuckling appears to be a massive move in that direction.
Of course, action will play a significant role in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. However, the Indiana Jones formula does not function without winning humor. Hopefully, deleting the most obvious gags from the screenplay increased the standard for Indiana Jones 5 and resulted in specific sequences that reintroduced the Indy spirit lost from the ridiculous and cartoonish Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.