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Harrison Ford choked up on Saturday while talking about the fifth episode “Indiana Jones”, which will be the 80-year-old actor’s final spin as a whip-cracking archaeologist.
“Thank you for making these movies such an amazing experience for all of us, for giving us the opportunity to make these movies for you,” Ford said emotionally in a surprise appearance at Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
As he paused for a second to collect himself, a cheer of support rose from the crowd.
“I’m very proud to say this one is fantastic,” he continued, adding that his co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was on stage with him, “is one of the reasons.”
“Indiana Jones movies are about fantasy and mystery, but they’re also about heart,” he continued, choking again for a moment. “We have a truly human story to tell, as well as a film that will kick your ass.”
At the end of his speech, he joked that this would be the last time he would take on the role. “That’s it!” he joked with the crowd. “I won’t fall in love with you again.”
“But thank you very much,” he added.
Ford injured his shoulder last year while rehearsing a fight scene for the film, but returned to the set a few months later to complete filming.
The actor previously injured his back while filming “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” in 1984.
The star, who likes to do as many stunts as possible, also injured his leg during production of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 2015 and injured himself off-camera in two minor accidents. plane while piloting the plane.
Waller-Bridge, 37, joked that “following” Ford on set was “exhausting”.
The film marks the first time the legendary archaeologist has returned to theaters since 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
Ford first donned his famous fedora in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” which was followed by “Temple of Doom” and 1989’s “Indiana’s Jones and the Last Crusade” in which Sean Connery played his father.
The latest opus, which will be released next June, does not yet have an official title.
Steven Spielberg stepped away from the “Indiana Jones” director’s chair for the first time this round, allowing James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari) to take the reins. Spielberg produced the film, and John Williams returned to compose the score.
Although not much has been revealed about the film’s plot, the D23 crowd got an exclusive preview of a trailer for the film.
It shows Jones still teaching, walking through a desert town and riding a horse through New York, according to IGN.
Scenes from past films are shown with actor Mads Mikkelsen (Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets) dressed as a Nazi, Jones’ classic nemesis.
The cast also includes Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann and Toby Jones. It’s unconfirmed whether actress Karen Allen, who played her first love in “Raiders” and married Jones at the end of the last film, will be in the newer one.
Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.