Promising some young Indy flashbacks and a distinct lack of old-age jokes, “Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny” impressed with its first trailer and Super Bowl spot. It also happens to coincide with Harrison Ford’s current hot streak, whereby the actor has embraced the streaming age, starring in two high-profile shows: “Yellowstone” prequel project, “1923” and Apple TV+’s “Shrinking.” Both have proven to be worthwhile for Ford, who has not only seamlessly transitioned to TV after decades of sticking to the big screen but even managed to showcase his comedic side after building a reputation as one of Hollywood’s most notable grumps in recent years.
That bodes well for his Indiana Jones return, especially since he’s reportedly just as willing to do his own stunts as ever. He impressed “1923” director Ben Richardson, who told the New York Times, “I’m sure there are people who would prefer to have a double standing in. He did not.”
Ford’s “Dial Of Destiny” co-star Mads Mikkelsen, who’s playing Voller, a former Nazi looking to sabotage the Apollo moon landing program, felt similarly after working with him on the upcoming film. As the “Hannibal” star told Indiewire last year, he was impressed by Ford, “not just as an actor, but physically,” adding:
“I remember the first day we were shooting, it was a night shoot, then we stopped at 5 a.m. — and then he got on his mountain bike and went biking for 50 kilometers. Harrison is a monster of a man, a very nice monster.”
Throughout his career, Harrison Ford has been not only willing, but eager to do his own stunts, and it’s heartening to know he still has that drive to get as close to being the real Indiana Jones as possible some 40 years later.