“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” got its world premiere on the French Riviera on Thursday, with Harrison Ford walking the red carpet for one last crack of the whip as the world’s favourite adventuring archaeologist.
The festival bestowed an honorary Palme d’Or on the veteran actor, who has stated that this will be his final appearance in the iconic fedora.
Ford appeared to be affected as he took the medal.
The film’s trailers and teaser images promise traditional Indiana Jones action amid the streets of Tangiers and Sicily.
Supporting cast members included Mads Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Antonio Banderas.
The 80-year-old actress has been de-aged for a lengthy – and extremely expensive – flashback sequence in the $294 million new blockbuster, which is set to hit theaters at the end of June.
It is the first of five films not directed by Steven Spielberg, which began with “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981.
Spielberg handed over the director’s chair to James Mangold, best renowned for his work on “Logan” and the Johnny Cash drama “Walk The Line.”
The series is now owned by Disney, which acquired it along with “Star Wars” when they purchased Lucasfilm in 2012.
Several admirers dressed in fedoras and leather jackets flocked to catch a glimpse of the stars.
Nobody wants to be seated next to Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai, who graced the red carpet in a towering space-age sweatshirt.
Raoni Metuktire, an Amazon tribal chief in full traditional garb, was also on the red carpet to advocate forest protection.