“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” Teaser Sets Up Indy’s Last Adventure
“My memory’s a little fuzzy…are you still a Nazi?” You know that Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford, of course) doesn’t mince words, so it comes as no surprise that this is how he puts a question to Jürgen Voller (Mads Mikkelsen), the villain in Ford’s fifth and final turn as the professor of archeology and adventurer extraordinaire.
The new teaser, which dropped during the Super Bowl, reveals a new glimpse at the first film in the franchise to be directed by someone other than Steven Spielberg. Stepping in for the legend is one of the best directors working today, James Mangold, and the teaser once again reminds us that Indy’s adventuring days aren’t entirely behind him. Yet Indy’s hardly the only one with a can-do spirit. Joining him on a plane that’s about to crash is Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), who gamely hopped on board in order to save him. The brief but lively teaser gives us a glimpse of Indy’s final quest and how it connects to adventures past and offers plenty of hope that Mangold has crafted a thrilling sendoff.
Joining Ford, Mikkelsen, and Waller-Bridge in the cast are Antonio Banderas as Renaldo, Toby Jones as Basil, John Rhys-Davies as Sallah, Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber, and Boyd Holbrook (so effective in Mangold’s Logan) as Klaber. We’ve known for a while that Mangold and his team used de-aging technology for at least one scene, reportedly set in 1944, roughly 8 years after the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark. The rest of the film takes place in 1969, with Ford at his current age.
The Dial of Destiny is the fifth film in the franchise, following Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Temple of Doom (1984), The Last Crusade (1989), and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). There’s every reason to believe that Mangold will deliver something special here for Ford’s final turn as Indy. It’s easily one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year.
Check out the teaser below. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny whips into theaters on June 30, 2023.:
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Featured image: (L-R): Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) in Lucasfilm’s INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.