“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” Eyeing a Premiere at Cannes
Harrison Ford has traveled the globe as Indiana Jones, so a stop in the south of France seems like an appropriate place to kick off his fifth and final mission as the adventurous archeologist.
The Hollywood Reporter scoops that Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is eyeing a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this May. The upcoming film from director James Mangold (the first Indy film to be helmed by someone other than Steven Spielberg) is looking at debuting at the festival in the first few days. Cannes runs from May 16 – 27 this year. It was fifteen years ago that the last film in the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, had its premiere at the fest. Last year, Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick screened at Cannes, and you might have heard that it went on to have a rather good theatrical run.
Ford reprises one of his most iconic roles alongside newcomers like Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays Indy’s goddaughter Helena. Mads Mikkelsen plays Jürgen Voller (presumably the film’s villain), Antonio Banderas plays Renaldo, Boyd Holbrook plays Klaber, and Thomas Kretschmann plays Colonel Weber. Returning stars include Toby Jones as Basil and John Rhys-Davies as Sallah.
The film finds Indy dealing with decline (he’s 70 in the film), not just of his body but, as Mangold told THR, his soul. “It’s more than just his bones might ache, it’s that his soul might ache,” Mangold said. Yet this being Indy, he’s swept back into one more adventure. 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.
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). Mangold has proven himself a fantastic director, and there are high hopes he’s going to serve up something special here for Ford’s final turn as Indy.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny whips into theaters on June 30.
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