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Indiana Jones' Harrison Ford reunites with ex-child star 38 years after Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones fans rejoiced after Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan were reunited after 38 years.

The pair starred in the 1984 Temple of Doom movie at the D23 expo event.

Ke Huy, who is now 51, played Short Round in the hit film when he was just 13 years old.

He was at the event when he heard that Harrison, 80, was at there too.

Speaking to the New York Times, he said that one of the staff members asked if he wanted to come and "say hi" to the star.

Worried that Harrison wouldn't recognise him after almost 40 years, Ke Huy walked up with his "heart pounding".

Harrison Ford embraces his former co-star Ke Huy Quan (@kehuyquan/Instagram)
Harrison and Ke Huy back during the filming of Temple of Doom (Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)

"The last time he saw me, I was a little kid," he explained.

"As I get closer, he turns and points his finger at me, and he has that classic, famous, grumpy Harrison Ford look."

Ke Huy said that the actor turned to him and asked him if he was Short Round.

He took a 35 year break from acting but returned in 2018 (A24)

"'Immediately, I was transported back to 1984, when I was a little kid, and I said, 'Yes, Indy.' And he said, 'Come here,' and gave me a big hug."

The former child star said that as soon as he hugged him all the memories came "flooding back" and how Harrison is "one of the most generous men on the planet".

He captured the sweet reunion in photos, where he was seen with both arms wrapped around the Indiana Jones star.

He rose to fame when The Goonies first hit the big screen in 1985 (Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)

Ke Huy added the caption: "I love you, Indy. Indiana Jones and Short Round reunited after 38 years."

"This photo is everything!!!" one fan wrote, while another joked: "“Indiana Jones and the Adventures of Short Round” confirmed!!"

After his role in Temple of Doom, he went on to star as Data in 1985's smash hit The Goonies.

Indiana Jones is returning for a fifth movie (REUTERS)

He then decided to take a 35-year break from acting but came back onto the scene in 2018 after he was inspired by Crazy Rich Asians.

He was cast in Everything Everywhere All at Once, which was released this year and received a critical acclaim for his performance.

Harrison has been rumoured to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe to play the role of Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross.

Harrison Ford in a scene from the film 'Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom' (Getty Images)

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Deadline reported that he will be taking over the role from William Hurt, who died earlier this year.

Harrison is set to make his debut as the character in Captain America: New World Order in 2024.

As well as becoming a superhero, he will also be starring in the fifth Indiana Jones film which will come out in June next year.

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