“I miss the desert, and I miss the sea…”
…And we missed you, Indy! The fifth movie of the Indiana Jones franchise has received a new trailer at São Paulo’s CCXP 2022, revealing the official title and showing off a de-aged Harrison Ford as Indy back in his glory days of adventures.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny starts off the same way as you’d expect from the whip-cracking franchise, with the titular archaeologist thrust right into the middle of action. He jumps between speeding vehicles, runs along a moving train, and rides a motorcycle in the rain, before the camera cuts to him teaching in a classroom now that “those days have come and gone”.
The villains played by Mads Mikkelsen and Antonio Banderas get an extended look here, alongside Indy’s goddaughter, Helena, who is played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve). The trailer also promises a couple of nostalgia-inducing moments, including John William’s iconic Indiana Jones score, Indy’s signature hat and whip, and a nod to one of the most recognisable scenes from 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Arc.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is releasing 30 June 2023, and will be the last hurray for both Ford and Williams. The actor originally found this latest installment unnecessary, but is ultimately happy with how it has turned out. Producer Frank Marshall, meanwhile, thinks fans are going to love it, and while the new footage does appear promising, old-time fans are likely to be more cautiously optimistic than 100 percent onboard.
Still, it’s nice to see Ford back in action, looking more than spry for an 80-year-old. Here’s to hoping that his last crusade will bring a satisfying closure to Indy’s adventures.