“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” actor Ke Huy Quan had an emotional reunion with Harrison Ford at Disney’s D23 conference on Sept. 10. The “Everything Everywhere All at Once” actor posted a photograph of the candy second on Instagram, writing, “‘I like you, Indy.’ Indiana Jones and Short Round reunited after 38 years.”
Now, Quan is opening up about how their reunion got here to be. In an interview with The New York Times’ Kyle Buchanan, per Variety, the actor recalled, “We had been on the D23 occasion and I used to be informed Harrison was gonna be there. We’re on this inexperienced room with so many actors, producers, and administrators, and the one that was assigned to help me mentioned, ‘Harrison Ford is true outdoors the inexperienced room. Would you wish to go say hello?'”
“I’m considering, ‘Of course! I have never seen him in 38 years,'” Quan added. “So I stroll out and I see him about 15 toes away speaking to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, they’re there to advertise ‘Indy 5.’ And as I stroll shut, my coronary heart is pounding. I’m considering, ‘Is he gonna acknowledge me? The final time he noticed me, I used to be a bit of child.'”
Of course, Ford did acknowledge him. “As I get nearer, he turns and factors his finger at me, and he has that traditional, well-known, grumpy Harrison Ford look,” Quan joked. “I am going, ‘Oh my gosh, he most likely thinks I’m a fan and he is gonna inform me to not come close to him.’ But he appears to be like and factors at me and says, ‘Are you Short Round?’ Immediately, I used to be transported again to 1984, once I was a bit of child, and I mentioned, ‘Yes, Indy.’ And he mentioned, ‘Come right here,’ and gave me a giant hug.”
Not solely did Ford reunite with Quan, who will star in season two of “Loki” on Disney+, however he additionally launched the primary teaser for “Indiana Jones 5” on the D23 Expo and bid farewell to certainly one of his most iconic characters. As reported by Variety, the often stoic Ford was visibly choked up as he talked in regards to the upcoming movie and hanging up Indy’s fedora for good.
“Thank you for making these movies such an unbelievable expertise for all of us,” he mentioned. “I’m very proud to say that this one is implausible.” The “Star Wars” actor then pointed at his costar Waller-Bridge earlier than giving her credit score for serving to to make this Indiana Jones journey so particular. “And this is among the causes,” he mentioned.
Ford continued, “‘Indiana Jones’ films are about fantasy and thriller, however they’re additionally about coronary heart. We have a very nice story to inform, in addition to a film that may kick your ass.”
“Indiana Jones 5” is ready to premiere in theaters on June 30, 2023. Details in regards to the film’s plot stay scarce, however a lot of the solid has been introduced. In addition to Ford and Waller-Bridge, the film additionally stars Mads Mikkelsen, Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, and Toby Jones. Meanwhile, “Logan” director James Mangold will helm the movie, marking the primary time within the franchise’s historical past that Steven Spielberg is not directing.
From Mangold taking up on the helm for Spielberg to Ford’s reward for Waller-Bridge, there’s a feeling that “Indiana Jones 5” could also be passing the torch on to a brand new era. At 80, Ford made it clear that despite the fact that he loves the franchise, he is able to let himself and Indy relaxation after this one.