If Indiana Jones was your childhood hero – we can vividly remember Raiders of the Lost Ark for the very first time and being in absolute awe – then you’d be thrilled to know that a first glimpse of what will arguably be the fifth and final adventure of Indiana Jones has finally be revealed.
Hitting cinemas on June 30, 2023, the swashbuckling archeologist will return for the fifth instalment of the Disney franchise which is titled, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will see veteran actor Harrison Ford reprise his famed role that first thrust him into the Hollywood limelight some forty years ago. Now, the hero archaeologist is gearing up for what looks to be his greatest challenge yet. Finding himself in a new era – and one that seems to have forgotten about all his feats – and fast-approaching retirement, Jones wrestles with the notion of the future and his place in it all.
Set in the 1960s and during the height of the coveted ‘Space Race’ between the US and the Soviet Union, the trailer opens with a classic Indiana Jones frame: Jones navigating an extremely dangerous situation trying to outrun the villains – who will be played by Mads Mikkelsen and Antonio Banderas – that are undoubtedly after an artefact or piece of information Jones holds.
“I don’t believe in magic, but a few times in my life I’ve seen things. Things I can’t explain,” says Jones, who perhaps insinuates there might be a bit of magic involved in this latest quest.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg hand over the directing reigns to James Mangold (Logan; Ford v Ferrari) but will remain executive producers, and master composer John Williams, who has scored every Indiana Jones film since Raiders of the Lost Ark, will return with a brand new score.
Ford will also share the screen with Black Panther’s Shaunette Renée Wilson, Toby Jones and Boyd Holbrook, as well as franchise veteran John Rhys-Davies who returns as the affable Sallah, last seen in 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Earlier this year, Ford, now 80, told audience members at a Disney convention that this will be his last hoorah as Indiana Jones. “We have a really human story to tell, as well as a movie that will kick your ass,” he said. “This is it! I will not fall down for you again.”
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will be released in cinemas worldwide on 30 June, 2023.