After weeks and weeks of waiting since we saw our first look at footage of it at the D23Expo, Disney has released the first trailer for “Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny.” Harrison Ford reprises his role for the fifth time, which sees our favorite archeologist professor on an all-new adventure full of danger and peril.
The trailer opens with Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) reminiscing about the old days where he and Indy would go out some the sea to the deserts and back again. “I miss waking up every morning wondering what new adventure the day would bring us,” he says as footage switches back and froth from a tuk-tuk chase to Indy calmly walking down quiet city streets and teaching class.
“Those days have come and gone,” Dr. Jones tells Sallah, as if he put that life behind him.
“Perhaps. Perhaps not,” Sallah replies, implying that the adventure isn’t over quite yet.
As the trailer progesses, that iconic John Williams sound starts to swell to that unforgettable theme. And played against it, are these shots of Indy and Toby Jones’ character on a train facing down Mad Mikkelsen’s villain, who appears out of the smoke from the train’s smokestack.
The trailer also give us our first look at Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Helena, Dr. Jones’ goddaughter. Described as an adventurer and femme fatale, Helena appears to be the type of person who dives in head first, and wants to put some distance between herself and her overprotective godfather.
Director James Mangold steps in as director of the film after Steven Spielberg had to step away. And hhis wouldn’t be the first time that Mangold gave a proper send off to a popular character, as he did it for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in Logan. Of course, some things changed now that Ryan Reynolds convinced Jackman to come back for Deadpool 3. But for what it is worth, it seems very likely that “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” is Ford’s last time he puts on he fedora and cracks that whip.
Starring alongside Ford are Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), John Rhys-Davies (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”), 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”).
Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” opens in theaters on June 30, 2022.