New “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” Featurette Whips Up Excitement
“We love Indiana Jones because we love movies,” director James Mangold says at the top of this new featurette for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Mangold is the first man to ever helm an Indiana Jones film not named Steven Spielberg, so the stakes were high, but what helped Mangold’s cause was his genuine love of the franchise. “We love the cause and effect, the tripwire of events. All these pieces fit together to make the lightning in a bottle of an Indiana Jones film. But also, it just fits Harrison like a glove.”
Lucasfilm President and Indiana Jones producer Kathleen Kennedy says that Harrison Ford loves the character of Indiana Jones as much as the audience does, so the question, when they were set on making the fifth film in the franchise, went from what could the adventure be to what could the last adventure be. And that’s what gives Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny its charge; we’re seeing Harrison Ford in one of his most iconic roles for the last time.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will offer viewers a final, thrilling adventure and a chance to glimpse a key moment from the past. The film finds Indy in his present day (1969) as the world has changed around him. Indy’s finally retiring as a professor, but there’s one more adventure waiting for him and it’s connected to his past. His goddaughter, Helena Shaw (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), knows that Indy was once on a train where a very important relic, the Dial of Destiny, was being transported. Helena aims to find that Dial and her dangerous mission to locate and secure it will become Indy’s last adventure.
Ford and Waller-Bridge are joined by the great Mads Mikkelsen as the villain Jürgen Voller, Boyd Holbrook as his henchman Klaber, Antonio Banderas as Indy ally Renaldo, Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber, Toby Jones as Basil (Helena’s father), and John Rhys-Davies as Sallah.
The Dial of Destiny is the fifth film in the franchise, following Spielberg’s four previous Indiana Jones films; Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Temple of Doom (1984), The Last Crusade (1989), and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
Check out the new featurette below. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny whips into theaters on June 30:
For more on Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, check out these stories:
Featured image: Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Lucasfilm’s INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.