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30th Jun 2023

Harrison Ford and Indiana Jones 5’s cast and crew describe his final day as the legendary character

Stephen Porzio


They celebrated in a way that feels fitting for Indy.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is in cinemas now and will be last time Harrison Ford plays the legendary archaeologist adventurer.

Ahead of the fifth movie in the franchise’s release, JOE interviewed Ford, his co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and the movie’s co-writer and director James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari, Logan) about how they went about giving Indy a proper farewell.

First, we asked them to describe the very final day of shooting The Dial of Destiny, to which Waller-Bridge replied: “We were in wetsuits… in like a paddling pool,” with Mangold adding: “We were all there. They were in wetsuits and I was by a monitor surrounded by champagne, tables with champagne.”

Ford explained that these bottles were “unopened until the last moment,” with Mangold then explaining:

“They each did a shot coming out of the water and that was it, that was the final bit we shot in the whole movie.”

A bit of adventure and a drink: it sounds like a perfect send off for the hero.

You can watch that interview with Ford, Waller-Bridge and Mangold right here:

We then asked Ford and Mangold about the moment they realised that they had nailed Indiana Jones’ final scene in The Dial of Destiny and thus, the actor’s final scene as Indy forever. The director┬áresponded:

“You never know but I thought I knew when I watched Phoebe and Harrison and Karen Allen do their bit together that something magical was happening and that’s all you can ever know.

“You just have your instincts. It’s never empirical. It’s always instinctual so I felt good.”

Waller-Bridge also said: “On set, as well, crew members were actually in tears and I think that final scene, there were people moved by it and I think that’s a pretty good sign, isn’t it?”

Mangold added: “I always looked at my script supervisor and she was weeping.”

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is out in Irish cinemas right now.

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