Quite honestly, I didn’t expect to be this excited over the fifth Indiana Jones movie, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny — but, yet, here we are.

Harrison Ford returns as the legendary hero archaeologist in the highly anticipated fifth installment of the iconic “Indiana Jones” franchise.

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Directed by James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari, Logan), Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny also features a number of familiar faces in new roles. Starring along with Ford 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).

New technology developed by Disney animation will be used to de-age Ford for some scenes. The technology is quite far along now, and we should anticipate some astonishing results.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, now 90, has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981. He is once again composing for this final film in the franchise, and has expressed plans retire after this one.

We might have assumed that there was frankly nothing more to say in the Indiana Jones saga. Apparently we would have been very, very wrong.

The current release date of the fifth Indiana Jones installment is set for June 30, 2023.


Gene Turnbow
Gene Turnbow

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