Photos from the set of Indiana Jones 5 reveal what Roman gladiators appear to be, and stir up rumors that the movie’s plot involves time travel.
Harrison Ford’s globetrotting archaeologist could (literally) travel back in time Indiana Jones 5th.
Daily mail posted photos from the set of the film showing Phoebe Waller Bridge – who is supposed to be the assistant of Dr. Jones plays – dragging Ford’s Indiana out of a ditch before collapsing with him in the mud. The pictures also show what Roman gladiators appear to be in a boat, complete with (relatively) historically accurate swords, shields, and helmets. The latter photos in particular are now making fans wonder: Will Indiana Jones introduce 5 time travel into the franchise?
Interestingly, @ViewrAnon, a Twitter User known for sharing information about upcoming movies (like this week’s one) Halloween kills), which later turned out to be accurate, and mentioned that he had learned from the Daily Mail that Indiana Jones 5 was “a time travel movie” just the day before these set photos were released. Regardless of whether this rumor goes on or not, photos leaked from the set of the film in July show Ford with dots on his face helping to shoot a scene his co-star Toby Jones, with the implication that Ford will be digitally de-aged for a flashback – a figurative kind of time travel, so to speak.
In the event that the film includes a time travel, Indiana Jones 5 would not be the first film in the series to delve into the realm of science fiction. The fourth entry in the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull from 2008, pays homage to classic science fiction with its story of Indiana encountering interdimensional beings or “aliens” 1950s B-Movies. And while fans aren’t too fond of remembering the movie, the most common criticisms of Crystal Skull focus on its general execution and specific creative choices (like the Scene “Nuke the Fridge”), contrary to its premise.
Time travel rumors aside, Indiana Jones 5 supposedly records in the late 1960s and pitches Ford’s hero against a former Nazi scientist (played by Mads Mikkelsen) who now works for NASA as a result of the real-life intelligence operation known as Operation Paperclip. Logan and Ford v Ferrari filmmaker James Mangold is co-writer and director of the film, making it the first film in the franchise that is not directed by Steven Spielberg (who is still involved as executive producer).
Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters on July 29, 2022.
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