Once that unforgettable John Williams “Indiana Jones” theme is cued, you know you are in for an adventure. And it will be a bittersweet one considering in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will his and Harrison Ford’s final adventure. Disney has just released the new trailer for the upcoming film during Star Wars celebration.
While the previous four “Indiana Jones” films were helmed by Steven Speilberg, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will be directed by James Mangold (“Ford Vs Ferrari”). And judging by the looks of the trailer, it’s a fitting race against time as our roguish professor who is on the verge of retirement, is pulled back into the world where Nazi’s are still looking for artifacts that could change the course of history.
The title is pretty much telling as well seeing how dial and destiny hints at the theme of age and time. Not even the great Indiana Jones can outrun either of them. So it seems fitting that he would chase after such a MacGuffin while putting him opposite some of the young blood in actors like Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”) and Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”).
The Indiana Jones franchise while iconic, never got the chance to grow out of “Star Wars’” shadow. Sure, it has four films and a theme park attraction to cement its status, but Star Wars has all of that and then some. So it’s great to see that Star Wars Celebration can share some of the stage with its Lucasfilm sister franchise.
The film also stars Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), John Rhys-Davies (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”), Toby Jones (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Ethann Isidore (“Mortel”) and Mads Mikkelsen (“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”).
Directed by James Mangold, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981, has once again composed the score.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” opens in theaters on June 30, 2023.
Here’s the very brief plot synopsis:
In Lucasfilm’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” Harrison Ford returns as the legendary hero archaeologist.