Harrison Ford can’t stop and won’t stop — and after three decades of playing Indiana Jones, we love him as much as ever for it. The excellence of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade, combined with Ford’s charisma and John Williams’ epic score, mean that we’ve already forgotten any hiccups in the franchise and we’re ready for more.
Especially since Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny includes Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag).
WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER:
The official trailer draws Indy back into the swashbuckling fold, despite his reservations. “It’s not just a movie about a hero in his twilight years who is called back into action,” shared director James Mangold (Logan, Ford V. Ferrari). “It’s more than just that his bones might ache; it’s that his soul might ache or that some of his optimism or sense fitting into the world might have evaporated. The mistake you can make in movies — and we’ve all seen movies like this — is where someone is of a ripe age, but the entire movie is continuing this charade along with them that they’re not that old.”
WATCH THE TEASER:
Meanwhile, a thirty-second teaser during the Big Game gave us a peek at the film’s villain Jürgen Voller — playing one of Indy’s age-old nemeses, a Nazi. The teaser also gave us some additional footage of the fan-favorite character Sallah and a scene involving the titular archeologist and his god-daughter Helena Shaw (Waller-Bridge), who explains that she is “rescuing” Indy whilst hanging on for dear life off the door of a crashing aircraft.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will be the first Indiana Jones movie not directed by Steven Spielberg, although he is still involved in the film as a producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Instead, James Mangold was selected by Spielberg to direct the film in 2020.
Mangold has voiced a desire to keep true to the original movies. He stated in a press release, “I’m thrilled to be starting a new adventure, collaborating with a dream team of all-time great filmmakers. Steven, Harrison, Kathy, Frank, and John are all artistic heroes of mine. When you add Phoebe [Waller-Bridge], a dazzling actor, brilliant creative voice and the chemistry she will undoubtedly bring to our set, I can’t help but feel as lucky as Indiana Jones himself.”
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is slated to be released on June 30, 2023.