Harrison Ford in ‘Indiana Jones 5’ De-Aging

“This is my real face,” Ford said of the flashback in the upcoming sequel. “I put little dots on my face and say the words and it works.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Harrison Ford attends the premiere of Apple TV+ "Decreasing" at the Directors Guild Of America on January 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA.  (Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

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When Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate hits theaters this summer, it will be more than half a century since Harrison Ford donned the whip and fedora for the first time in Raiders of the Lost Ark. But while the film will certainly deal with the time that has taken its toll on the world’s greatest archaeologist, fans will get one last chance to see a young Indiana Jones in action.

At this point, it’s no secret that the opening scene is a flashback set in 1944, when the character was still 45 years old. The film’s creative team used anti-aging technology to digitally shave 35 years off Harrison Ford.

“I hope that even though it’s going to be technologically, you just look at it and say, ‘Oh my God, they just found footage. This was filmed 40 years ago,” producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a recent interview detailing the opening scene. “We’re thrown into an adventure that Indy is looking for, and you immediately feel like, ‘I’m in an Indiana Jones movie.’

Anti-aging technology is notoriously hit or miss, so some fans were understandably skeptical of the news. But Ford continues to sing about the technology he once called “spooky,” as he reassures fans that the scene was well done. Appear “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” To promote his roles in “1923” and “Shrinking,” Ford detailed the process that slowed down aging in the film’s opening scene.

“This is my real face at that age,” Ford said. “There is this artificial intelligence program. Owned by Lucasfilm, the film can pass every leg. Because I made a bunch of films for them, I have all this footage, including out-of-print films. They could mine where the light comes from, the expression. But this is my real face. I put little dots on my face and say the words and it works. This is fantastic.”

“Indiana Jones and the Disc of Fate” hits theaters on Friday, June 30.

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