‘Indiana Jones 5’ Gets Official Title Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Trailer & Movie Release Date

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Movie

Disney and Lucasfilm have revealed that their fifth Indiana Jones film, slated for release in theaters on June 30, 2023, is titled Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny — at the same time unveiling the first trailer and stills for the anticipated title.

Harrison Ford returns in the new film directed by James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari, Logan) as the legendary hero archaeologist, Indiana Jones. He’s joined in the ensemble by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and more.

After over a decade, Indy is finally back. The official trailer for the fifth “Indiana Jones” film was released on Thursday, and with it, the official title for the highly anticipated adventure film: “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.”

The trailer opens on some classic, death-defying Indy antics as he jumps between speeding tuk tuk cars. There are also shots of him running along a moving train and riding a motorcycle in the rain after a plane, but “those days have come and gone,” Ford says as a retired Indy who has stuck to teaching.

“I don’t believe in magic, but a few times in my life I’ve seen things. Things I can’t explain,” he narrates over first-looks at villains played by Mads Mikkelsen and Antonio Banderas, plus Indy’s goddaughter, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. John Williams’ iconic “Indiana Jones” score crashes in as Indy picks up his fedora, narrowly avoids a train on horseback and bullwhips some henchmen to close out the trailer.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Plot and spoilers

Indy’s latest outing is set in the 1960s during the Space Race between the U.S. and Soviet Russia. Unlike previous films, George Lucas did not write the story for “Indiana Jones 5” and Steven Spielberg is not the director. Instead, both of those roles will be filled by James Mangold, who is known for his films like “Logan,” “Ford vs. Ferrari,” “3:10 to Yuma” and more. Spielberg is still attached as an executive producer, and Lucas, the original creator of the film franchise, is credited with some involvement in the writer’s room.

One of the most iconic film characters of all time, Indiana Jones (as played by Harrison Ford in his most famous role, give or take a Han Solo) is an archaeologist and adventurer who gets into pulpy, dangerous quests around the world in the search for lost treasure. Throughout the three original trilogy films released in the eighties and the 2008 follow-up “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” Indiana fought Nazis, cults, and even aliens on quests to recover ancient artifacts. The new film is set in 1969, over ten years after “Crystal Skull” and against the backdrop of the American moon landing.

The film pairs Ford, back again, with “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Indy’s goddaughter Helena. The two set out on a new journey that pits them against Voller (Mads Mikkelsen), an ex-Nazi working at NASA on the moon-landing program in a quest to beat the Soviet Union in the Space Race, and his crazed assistant Klaber (“The Sandman” star Boyd Holbrook). Other cast members on the adventure include Toby Jones, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Antonio Banderas, and Olivier Richters. In addition, John Rhys-Davies will reprise his role as Sallah, a colleague of Indy, from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The Last Crusade.”

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Cast

Directed by James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari, Logan), Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will see Harrison Ford reprise the title role for the last time. Starring alongside him are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Shaunette Renee Wilson (Black Panther), Thomas Kretschmann (Das Boot), Toby Jones (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Oliver Richters (Black Widow), Ethann Isidore (Mortel) and Mads Mikkelsen (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore).

The fifth “Indiana Jones” film is directed by James Mangold, best known for helming “X-Men” spinoff “Logan,” “Ford v. Ferrari,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “Walk the Line,” and “Girl, Interrupted.” This marks the first time that Steven Spielberg has not directed an installment of the series, although he still serves as a producer on the project. Additional producers include Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel. Mangold co-wrote the script for the film with Jez and John-Henry Butterworth.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Trailer

Based on the trailer, the fifth “Indiana Jones” movie aims to capture the rollicking tone of the original movies. In an interview with Empire Magazine last month, Mangold revealed the movie would open with a flashback to 1944, with the 80 year-old Ford digitally de-aged to look like his classic trilogy self.

Not only is “Indiana Jones 5” the last hurrah for 80-year-old Ford, but also 90-year-old composer Williams, who confirmed the film would likely be his last.

“At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ which Harrison Ford — who’s quite a bit younger than I am — I think has announced will be his last film,” Williams told Press “So, I thought: If Harrison can do it, then perhaps I can, also.”

Indiana Jones 5

The opening sequence of Indiana Jones 5 will use de-aging technology to take the 80-year-old Harrison Ford back to his youth. And, thanks to the trailer, we now have our first look at the results. “This is the first time I’ve seen it where I believe it. It’s a little spooky. I don’t think I even want to know how it works, but it works,” Ford himself said of seeing his younger self on the big screen once again after all these years. “Doesn’t make me want to be young, though. I’m glad to have earned my age.”

Meanwhile, Director James Mangold explained why he felt that taking Indiana Jones back to his early days was necessary. “I wanted the chance to dive into this kind of full-on George-and-Steven old picture and give the audience an adrenaline blast,” the filmmaker said. “And then we fall out, and you find yourself in 1969. So that the audience doesn’t experience the change between the ‘40s and ‘60s as an intellectual conceit, but literally experiences the buccaneering spirit of those early days… and then the beginning of now.”

James Mangold’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” hits theaters June 30, 2023.

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