Harrison Ford is finishing his performance by cracking the whip one last time while wearing his trademark brown leather hat. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is the fifth movie in the Indiana Jones series. On December 1, Walt Disney Studios released the first teaser trailer for the movie.
In a recent interview with Empire, director James Mangold, who is the first person other than Steven Spielberg to direct a film in the long history of the franchise, said that he wanted to capture the magic of the first three films in the series while also making time feel more real to the audience.
I wanted the chance to dive into this kind of full-on George [Lucas]-and-Steven old picture and give the audience an adrenaline blast,
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.
To do this, the movie will rely heavily on anti-aging technology, which will be similar to what has been used in recent Star Wars movies and movies like The Irishman. Most of the time, the final product has an eerie, valley-like feel to it, but Ford says that won’t be the case with what they make.
This is the first time I’ve seen it where I believe it,
he told Empire.
James Mangold, the director of the movie, said that it was “about a hero at sunset” when he talked about it. This was a hint that Dial of Destiny would have a sad, reflective, and final tone to it. Logan, which came out in 2017 and was the last movie in the Wolverine series with Hugh Jackman, was directed by Mangold and had a similar feel. Critics from all over the world praised the movie. In an interview with Empire this month, Ford talked about why he wanted to work on the movie again. He said,
I just thought it would be nice to see one where Indiana Jones was at the end of his journey.
In the first Dial of Destiny trailer, two of the most important new characters are Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays Jones’ goddaughter Helena, and Mads Mikkelsen, who seems to be playing a bad guy. While also showing us the return of John Rhys-Davies as the friendly archaeologist Sallah, whose opening monologue about his days spent traveling the world sets the film’s melancholy tone. There aren’t many concrete details about the plot, but one of Indy’s lines seems to hint at the possibility that something supernatural is going on.
I don’t believe in magic, but a few times in my life I’ve seen things, things I can’t explain, and I’ve come to believe it’s not so much what you believe as how hard you believe it,
The last Indiana Jones movie was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which came out more than 14 years ago. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, and Shia LaBeouf. Since then, nothing has happened with the franchise. Even though it was a commercial success and got mostly good reviews when it came out, Crystal Skull has been made fun of in the years since it came out. This is especially true of the famous “Nuking the fridge” scene, which has become its own meme in recent years. The fifth movie has been in production since 2016, but there have been a lot of problems. Originally, the movie was supposed to come out in 2019, but that didn’t happen because Ford got hurt.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is set to come out on June 30, next summer, and the trailer has a lot of references to other things that have happened to Indy in the past. One of these references is the last scene, which shows Jones bringing a whip to a gunfight even though he has no chance of winning. This is a reference to one of the most famous parts of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.