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Star Wars fans had a treat on Thursday.
Harrison Ford made a surprise stop at the Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center to give an update on “Indiana Jones 5.”
Thursday’s event marked the first in-person convention since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fans flocked in from all over the world, dressed in their best Mandalorian armor and Jedi capes, and many came armed with lightsabers.
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The four-day event is filled with “Star Wars” updates. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen also made an opening day appearance.
Although Ford didn’t discuss “Star Wars,” in which he played Han Solo, fans did receive an update on the upcoming “Indiana Jones” movie, which has a June 30, 2023 release date.
Ford made its grand entrance as the Star Wars event celebrated composer John Williams’ 90th birthday. Williams had just finished playing the theme song “Indiana Jones” when Ford and James Mangold took the stage.
“It is a special honor for me to be able to congratulate John on his 90th birthday,” Ford told the crowd. “John, this music follows me everywhere I go… and I’m happy about it.”
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Ford and Mangold, the producers of “Indiana Jones 5”, then unveiled an image from the never-before-seen film. It showed Ford dressed in his character’s gear while holding an amber-light flashlight.
The new film will star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann and Toby Jones. Steven Spielberg is the film’s executive producer.
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The Lucasfilm portion of the convention ended with Williams directing “The Imperial March” from “Star Wars.” Fans sang “Happy Birthday” before Williams left the stage.
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