Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny Trailer Breakdown
Indiana Jones is back, and the first trailer looks exceptionally good. Harrison Ford returns as the archeologist who doesn't mind punching the bad guys for his fifth film, and this time around, he has a few new friends. But what exactly is going on in the first trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny?
Arriving in theaters on June 30, 2023,James Mangold (Logan) will helm the project and serve as co-writer, alongside John-Henry Butterworth and Jez Butterworth.
Sharing the screen with Ford is a slew of well-known names that include Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Toby Jones (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), Antonio Banderas (Uncharted), and Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong).
While Steven Spielberg is not directing, he will be serving as a producer, and joining him are Simon Emanuel, Frank Marshall, and Kathleen Kennedy.
Now, going through the trailer, which clocks in at one minute and 43 seconds, there is a lot to take in, but one thing is for sure, this feels like classic Indiana Jones. So we're taking a look to see what's going on and what this movie is all about. Check it out below.
A good chase
It wouldn't be an Indiana Jones movie without something exciting on a vehicle. Whether it's Jones fighting a nazi on a tank or Jones fighting a member of the Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword on a boat, there's bound to be something. In Dial of Destiny, we're getting treated to a scene of Jones jumping from one tuck tuck to another. Because of the writing on the automobile above, this is likely taking place in an Arabic country.
Always the teacher
Jones continues to teach in lecture halls. He's gotten older, but he's still trying to inspire the next generation of potential archeologists. Here, there's an image on the overhead projector. Could this be the fabled Dial of Destiny? Probably not, as it looks like some sort of container.
Throughout Indy's adventures, he's made a lot of friends along the way--and just as many enemies. And Jones tells a man in a fez--wait for it--that his adventurous days have come and gone.
John Rhys-Davies is back!
Sallah is here to tell Jones that perhaps his days of wild adventures aren't over. Rhys-Davies appeared as the character in both Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade. He's also known for his role as Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Professor Maximilian Arturo in the TV series Sliders.
Back on an adventure
We see an older Jones back on an adventure, looking at a statue, with snakes adorning its armor. Why did it have to be snakes? Seriously though, if this adventure is snake-heavy, Jones is going to regret this.
Young Jones is back
It was recently revealed that there will be some de-aging in this movie for Ford. This will be for a scene in the opening of the film that takes place in 1944. Here's your first look at it, and it looks pretty good.
First look at Antonio Banderas
Revealed more than a year and a half ago, Banderas was set to co-star in Dial of Destiny. Here's our first look at him--a man who apparently can play the banjo. It's unclear at this time how Banderas will fit into the film.
Mads Mikkelsen in uniform
While details about who Mads Mikkelsen is playing in Indy 5 were unknown, it's pretty obvious from the couple seconds of footage we see that he's playing a nazi, and his character's name is Voller. However, according to a recent interview with Empire, his character is inspired by Wernher von Braun, a nazi who became a NASA engineer. Voller wants to correct mistakes from his past and make the world a better place. Considering the movie takes place in 1969, there will probably be a connection to the moon landing--there's a parade later in the trailer which could be celebrating it.
Briefly, we see what is most likely the Dial of Destiny. Since a few of the ideas and concepts from Indiana Jones lore are based in myth and lore, we looked into the Dial of Destiny, and all we could find was a fiction book written in 1911 by Frederick Luther Koontz, and that doesn't seem to be connected to this new movie.
Ancient traps and puzzles
Phoebe Waller-Bridge joins the cast as Indy's god daughter, Helena. Of course, there's a reference to Raiders of the Lost Ark with the giant round boulder.