The Indiana Jones 5 trailer is packed with action and adventure – but everyone is talking about the de-aging that makes Harrison Ford's Indy look decades younger. Instead of casting a younger actor for what are presumably flashbacks (unless that time travel theory is correct, of course), VFX wizardry has instead worked its magic on Ford to turn back the clock: and the internet is very impressed.
"It's never gonna look perfect but this is INSANE," says someone else, and another fan is just as impressed: "I was shook at this part." Other people are liking the look of the de-aging, but still have some reservations. "Genuinely, that looks fantastic. Hope it looks as convincing in motion," says this person, while another says: "Impressed, the second shot is definitely [not] as good but I'm interested to see what it looks like outside a few shots from the trailer."
"It's only a still, and I can see a few small artifacts, but I gotta admit, this looks pretty damn incredible," agrees another fan. "But if you're gonna de-age Harrison Ford, you're going to throw every penny you can at it. No half measures with Indiana Jones."
"I thought this was from the original trilogy, until a shot later which I knew couldn't be. Genuinely impressive," is another person's thoughts.
This viewer also has high praise: "Digital de-aging might have just hit a new benchmark. Nothing about this, still OR in motion, twigged anything subconsciously in my brain that would make this feel fake. This reads 100% real in a way no other de-aged face has."
Indiana Jones 5 will hit theaters on June 30, 2023. In the meantime, check out our guide to all the upcoming major movie release dates for everything else coming soon.