Welcome back, Indiana Jones.
Lucasfilm on Thursday unveiled our first official look at the fifth – and possibly final – installment of the iconic franchise. Along with that is the reveal of the film’s real title: no longer known simply as Indiana Jones 5, the movie is titled Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
The plot, as previously revealed by Empire, will take place in 1969 and center around the Space Race – in which Nazis have a key role, much to Indy’s chagrin. One of those Nazi scientists is Voller, played by Mads Mikkelson, who is after something that could help… and Indiana Jones is after it too. But the movie will also feature a sequence with a de-aged Harrison Ford, and we get a glimpse at it in the first trailer. And it looks fantastic.
The trailer is a montage of plenty of brief glimpses at places and things that seem to be explored by Indy, but he tells Sallah “those days have come and gone.” Sallah, however, isn’t convinced: “Perhaps. Perhaps not.” From there, the trailer jumps into a number of scenes that seem relevant to that hypothesis, as Indy is seen exploring, punching Nazis, and riding a horse through downtown New York and in a subway – plus, of course, showing off his skills with his whip.
Take a look at the first trailer for the film:
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny premieres on June 30, 2023, and marks the fifth and final ride for Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. He is joined by John Rhys-Davis (who reprises his role as Sallah), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (as Helena, Indy’s goddaughter), Mads Mikkelson (as the villainous Voller), and more. The film is directed by James Mangold, marking the first installment not to be directed by Steven Spielberg. But Spielberg, as well as George Lucas, are executive producers on the film, with Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel. John Williams is once more providing the score – perhaps the final film score of his legendary career.
Additionally, a teaser poster for the series was released on Thursday: