Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Super Bowl Spot: A Legend Give’s Them Hell
When it’s your time, it’s your time. And that couldn’t be more true for Harrison Ford who has played Indiana Jones since 1981. Now time has caught up to the legendary actor whose legendary character must grapple with his destiny and a very familiar villain in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
Details on the plot are light, but we suspect that this will be Indy’s final story. And of course, it will have to do with some sort of all-powerful archeological MacGuffin that could change the destiny of anyone who holds it.
But the Super Bowl LVII spot gives us a look at some of the new action set pieces that weren’t included in the first trailer. One of which sees Indy saving his goddaugher (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) from a burning plane mid-flight. Other bits are dialogue pieces which highlight some of the character’s playful nature. In it, we see Mads Mikkelsen’s character ask if he’s met Indy before, to which Indy replies, “I don’t know, are there still Nazis.”
Of course, Disney and Lucasfilm will do all they can to keep the story a secret. This is the right move as it will help us stay surprised at some of the film’s biggest moments. But one thing we can expect to see is the return of a few fan-favorite characters like Sala (John Rhys-Davies). And it should be interesting to see how ILM’s de-aging technology plays into keeping Indy young. Will it help or will it be more of a distraction. We will have to wait and see.
Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), Shaunette Renee Wilson (“Black Panther”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Das Boot”), Toby Jones (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Oliver Richters (“Black Widow”), 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, is once again composing the score.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” opens in theaters on June 30, 2023.