If adventure has a name, it must be Indiana Jones. And adventure isn’t through with him just yet.
This June sees what is likely the final outing of Harrison Ford as the iconic archeologist adventurer in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Here’s what you need to know about the return of the man in the hat!
Ever since Raiders of the Lost Ark opened in 1981, Indiana Jones has been one of the greatest heroes in movie history. Fans have loved his exploits through three sequels, even if 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn’t as well received. Still, there have been hopes Harrison Ford might return for one last outing, and it’s finally coming, albeit the first film in the series not directed by Steven Spielberg but instead by James Mangold from a screenplay by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, David Koepp and Mangold
What is Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny about?
The movie opens in 1944 as, thanks to some spectacular de-aging CGI, a younger Indiana clashes with Nazi Jurgen Voller (Mads Mikkelsen) and escapes with friend Basil Shaw (Toby Jones). In 1969, an aged Indy feels out of place amid the cultural changes and the space race. He’s especially not happy to learn that the U.S. government has recruited Voller and other Nazis to work for NASA, a reason Indy is being pushed into retirement.
Enter Basil’s daughter and Indy’s goddaughter, Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), who pulls Indy into an adventure for the legendary Dial of Destiny, which can supposedly let someone travel through time. Voller wants the Dial to help the Nazis win the war, and it’s up to Indy and Helena to stop him, leading to a wild globe-trotting journey from the streets of New York to ancient temples.
Who stars in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny?
Obviously, Harrison Ford is a must as Indy, with Mads Mikkelsen playing Voller and Phoebe Waller-Bridge of Fleabag fame as Helena. Toby Jones plays Basil, with Boyd Holbrook as Klaber, Voller’s right-hand man. Antonio Banderas plays Renaldo, a boat captain ally of Indy’s, and John Rhys-Davies reprises his role as Indy’s old friend Sallah. Also, while the role may be limited, Karen Allen is expected to appear as Indy’s wife, Marion Ravenwood.
- Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
- Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw
- Mads Mikkelsen as Jürgen Voller
- Antonio Banderas as Renaldo
- John Rhys-Davies as Sallah
- Toby Jones as Basil Shaw
- Boyd Holbrook as Klaber
- Ethann Isidore as Teddy Kumar
- Shaunette Renée Wilson as Mason, a US government agent
- Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber
- Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood
- Olivier Richters as Hauke
When does Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny premiere?
Having already premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, the movie opens wide on Friday, June 30. It’s directed by James Mangold, although Steven Spielberg is a producer. Also, John Williams will once again supply the score with some new themes alongside the classic Indy music.
Boasting the usual wild action and the promise of a grand send-off for an iconic character, Indiana Jones is ready to go out in style with one last grand adventure.