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"The simple fact is that the moon-landing program was run by a bunch of ex-Nazis. How 'ex' they are is the question. And it gets up Indy's nose..."
Jez Butterworth[src]

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny[15] is the fifth theatrical installment in the Indiana Jones franchise starring Harrison Ford, released in June 2023 following a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18. During the 2020 Disney Investor Day, Lucasfilm Ltd. president and producer Kathleen Kennedy introduced the film as the "next and final installment" of the series. Although official channels reporting on the event at the time omitted any mention that the film is the series' last, in the months preceding the film's debut, Ford made multiple comments that the picture marks his retirement from the character and Kennedy has stated that LFL has no intention of making an Indiana Jones movie without him.

The film was officially announced in 2016 after years of rumors and speculation with a release date of July 19, 2019, but the date was pushed back threefold following delays surrounding the script and story, and later due to the impact on the film industry by the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming finally began in early June 2021 but, following coronavirus contagions amongst the crew and an on-set injury for Ford, the film's theatrical debut saw yet another delay as The Walt Disney Company restructured the release schedule of several productions including Indy 5. Filming concluded in late February 2022.

Dial of Destiny brings the franchise into 1969 when Indiana Jones, thinking his high-adventure days long behind him, becomes embroiled in a series of events with his estranged goddaughter Helena Shaw surrounding a device that could "change the course of history", and puts them up against Jürgen Voller, a Nazi agent turned NASA scientist who sees the object as the opportunity to correct Hitler's past "mistakes".

Plot summary[]

Prologue: Europe, 1944[]

In 1944, Nazis led by Colonel Weber capture Indiana Jones and Oxford archaeologist Basil Shaw, as they attempt to retrieve the Lance of Longinus at a castle in the French Alps which is being evacuated amid Allied bombardment. Astrophysicist Jürgen Voller informs his superiors that the Lance is fake, but he has found half of the Antikythera, an ancient dial built by Archimedes that locates fissures in time. Jones escapes onto a Nazi plunder train filled with looted antiquities where he frees Basil and obtains the dial section. They leap from the train just before Allied forces derail it.[14]

New York City, 1969[]

In 1969 in New York City, an elderly Jones retires from Hunter College. Marion has since left Jones and recently filed for a separation. It is learned later that their son died in the Vietnam War, leaving Jones depressed, withdrawn, and alienated. Jones' estranged goddaughter, Helena Shaw, unexpectedly visits him. Also an archaeologist, she wishes to research the Antikythera, but Jones warns how her late father, Basil, nearly went insane attempting to unlock its secrets. Basil gave Jones the dial to destroy it, but he couldn't keep his promise.[14]

As Jones and Helena retrieve the mechanism from the university archives, Klaber and Hauke, Voller's henchmen, attack them. Voller, now working for NASA under the alias "Dr. Schmidt", is assisted by the CIA. Unknown to Jones, Helena smuggles antiquities. She escapes with the dial, intending to auction it on the black market. Framed for murdering his co-workers, Jones flees into the ticker-tape parade celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing, through an anti-war protest and into the New York City Subway. Jones seeks out his old Egyptian friend Sallah, now a cab driver, who helps him leave the country.[14]

Tangier, Morocco[]

In Tangier, Jones prevents Helena from auctioning the Antikythera. Voller and his henchmen arrive and steal the artifact. Jones, Helena, and her Moroccan teen sidekick Teddy Kumar team up and chase them through the streets. The CIA apprehends Voller after the US government has disavowed him for going rogue, but his cohorts kill the agents and steal their helicopter.[14]

Jones, Helena, and Teddy trail Voller to Greece and team up with Jones's old diver friend, Renaldo. They dive to an ancient Roman shipwreck in the Aegean Sea and retrieve the Graphikos, a tablet containing directions to the Antikythera's other half. Voller arrives soon after and kills Renaldo, and then chases Jones's group to Sicily.[14]


Inside a labyrinthine cavern, Jones and Helena find Archimedes' tomb and the dial's second half. They also discover Archimedes's skeleton holding a modern-day wristwatch. Voller captures Jones, wounding him. Reassembling the Antikythera, Voller plans to time travel back to 1939, assassinate Adolf Hitler, and lead Germany to victory in World War II. At an airfield, Voller activates the dial to locate a time fissure and sets a flight path. Jones is held captive on Voller's plane, while Helena stows away through its landing gear. Teddy follows them in a stolen plane, accidentally kinapping its pilot in the process.[14]

The fissure leads to the Siege of Syracuse in 214 BC. The warring sides shoot down the plane, believing it is a dragon. Jones and Helena parachute out just before the plane crashes, killing all aboard, including Voller; Teddy's plane lands safely. Archimedes finds Voller's body and wristwatch in the wreckage. He gives Jones the dial, but is fascinated with the watch and keeps it. Jones and Helena learn that Archimedes created the Antikythera to bring users to 214 BC to help from the future. As the time fissure begins collapsing, Helena insists on leaving. Jones, suffering from the wound from Voller, wants to remain behind, feeling he has nothing to return to. Fearing Jones will die or alter history, Helena knocks him unconscious.[14]

A recovering Jones awakens in his apartment with the Antikythera by his bedside and is reunited with Helena, Teddy, Sallah, and Marion. Jones and Marion reconcile.[14]


  • Costume Designer .... Joanna Johnston[5]
  • Edited by ....
    • Michael McCusker[5]
    • Andrew Buckland[5]
    • Dirk Westervelt[5]
  • Production Designer .... Adam Stockhausen[5]
  • Director of Photography .... Phedon Papamichael[5]
  • Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer .... Gary Rydstrom[16]
  • Sound Designer .... Kyrsten Mate[16]
  • Foley Supervisor .... Brian Chumney[16]
  • Production Visual Effects Supervisor .... Andrew Whitehurst[17]
  • ILM Visual Effects Supervisor .... Robert Weaver[17]
  • ILM Animation Supervisor .... Matt Shumway[17]
  • Additional ILM Visual Effects Supervisor .... John Knoll[17]
  • ILM Associate Visual Effects Supervisor ....
  • ILM Visual Effects Art Director ....
    • Amy Christenson Smith[17]
    • Alex Jaeger[17]
    • Stephen Tappin[17]
  • ILM Visual Effects Senior Producer .... Marissa Gomes[17]
  • ILM Visual Effects Producer .... Josiane Fradette[17]
  • ILM Associate Visual Effects Producer .... Alice Kahn[17]
  • Props .... Ben Wilkinson[18]
  • Still Photographer .... Jonathan Olley[19]



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Press release (2016)[]

Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.

"Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can't wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019," said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. "It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven."

Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI's 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.[36]


In 1979, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas made a deal with Paramount Pictures for five films related to the adventures of American archaeologist Indiana Jones.[37] Following the release of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, Lucas let the film series rest as a trilogy as he felt he could not think of a good plot device to drive the next installment, and chose instead to produce The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles for television, leaving two of his optional sequels unmade. While working with Harrison Ford as they filmed his guest appearance on the show, however, Lucas saw the potential of films featuring an older Indiana Jones and developed the idea into what eventually took shape as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.[38] Once the film was released, however, it failed to land with audiences, so Lucas and Spielberg stated mulling ideas for a fifth film.[19]


In an April 2005 interview, George Lucas stated the possibility of introducing a younger character in Indiana Jones 4, not to take over as a main character but to possibly use in future Indiana Jones films.[39] However, in an interview for the May 2005 issue of Time magazine, he was quoted as saying that he didn't plan to make any more Indiana Jones films after the fourth.[40] In December 2007, producer Frank Marshall vehemently dismissed the possibility of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull starting a new Indiana Jones film series with either Ford or Shia LaBeouf, feeling that everyone was getting too old and that part of the project's wisdow is to know when to let it go, assuming they would have to "pass the adventure torch" to somebody else.[41] The introduction of LaBeouf's character Mutt for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull led to speculation in early 2008 that the character was Indiana's son (which the film confirmed), and would take over the franchise from Harrison Ford.[42] Rumors also circulated that LaBeouf had signed a three film contract with Paramount, with Ford involved with a further trilogy of pictures.[43]

In an interview with IGN, "[Spielberg] indicated that LaBeouf has to make multiple Transformers movies before he can move over and take on the fedora and bullwhip of Indiana Jones".[44] The actor himself said, "Am I into it? Who wouldn't be? I don't think that's reality. It's a fun rumor".[45] In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lucas was asked if he planned to make any more Indiana Jones films after Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, to which he replied: "That I don't know. We do these one at a time and we do them purely for the fun of it, which means that if we've got too many other things going on — Steve [Spielberg]'s got a couple more movies, he's got Chicago Seven, he's got all this stuff backed up for years — who knows?".[46] He made a similar statement in the May 2008 issue of Total Film magazine when asked "Is Crystal Skull a full stop or a new beginning." saying "I don't know. There's no motive other than to enjoy ourselves. We'll see what happens..."[47] In an interview with USA Today, Ford voiced his support for a fifth film, with the condition that it didn't take as long to develop as Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.[48]

Labeouf, allen, ford, spielberg, lucas at Indy 4 at Cannes 2008

Labeouf, Allen, Ford, Spielberg, and Lucas at Cannes 2008

George Lucas made a suggestion that there would be a fifth film while at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. There, he revealed his idea "to make Shia [LaBeouf] the lead character next time and have Harrison [Ford] come back like Sean Connery did in [the third film]". Lucas has also said that age would not be a factor, as Ford was "65 and did everything in [Crystal Skull]. The old chemistry is there, and it's not like he's an old man. He's incredibly agile; he looks even better than he did 20 years ago, if you ask me".[49] In response, Ford said he would continue to play the character if asked, and LaBeouf expected the possibility of a fifth film to be based on public reception of the Mutt character.[50] In August 2008, Lucas was researching potential plot devices, and stated Spielberg was more open to the idea of the fifth film.[51] He had also changed his mind about continuing the series with a spin-off, joking that "Indiana Jones is Indiana Jones. Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones. If it was Mutt Williams it would be Mutt Williams and the Search for Elvis or something".[52][53] In September, Karen Allen expressed interest in reprising her role for a fifth film.[54] Two months later, in an interview on November 19th, Ford stated that he would return if it was not an animated film like Star Wars: The Clone Wars, because "I'd hate to see it reduced in any way from the movies that we have done and the way we have done them." He also called Lucas' concept for the fifth film "crazy but great".[55]


Though he wouldn't elaborate on the quote in a later interview with MTV in January 2009, Harrison Ford spoke of interest in seeing the relationship deepened between Indiana Jones and his son, Mutt Williams and hope that Karen Allen would return.[56] Speaking to BBC News journalist Lizo Mzimba in June 2009, Shia LaBeouf confirmed that "Steven [Spielberg] just said that he cracked the story on it [the fifth film], I think they're gearing that up."[57] A June 18, 2009 message on Frank Marshall's Twitter page indicated that "The story for Indy5 is progressing. It is still in the research phase."[58]

On September 14, 2009, Le Figaro interviewed Harrison Ford where the actor said that "the story for the new Indiana Jones is in process of taking form. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and myself are agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern, and George is actively at work. If the script is good, I'll be very happy to put my costume on again."[59] In a brief interview with on December 1, 2009, Lucas was asked about the status of the new film and replied, "The next Indy film? Yes, we're working on it. It's in development. That's all I can say right now."[60]

An update by Marshall posted on May 5, 2010 relayed that there was "Nothing to report on Indy 5..."[61]

On June 8, 2010, New Zealand website published an article claiming to have news from an unnamed source that the fifth installment would begin filming in 2011 with much of the plot concerning the Bermuda Triangle.[62] However, the next day, Frank Marshall demissed rumor of a 2011 production start as the film was "still in the research phase".[63] posted an article on August 19 which included comments by Shia LaBeouf stating that "they're scriptwriting right now" and that he was pitched part of the film at Spielberg's office. He echoed Ford's earlier statement, saying that "it sounds crazy, it sounds really cool".[64] In a November 8 interview, Ford was quoted as saying that "George [Lucas] tells us that he's working on something, and both Steven [Spielberg] and I are waiting to see".[65]


Frank Marshall's Twitter page stated that "There are no updates on INDIANA JONES..." on January 21, 2011.[66]

Prior to the premiere of White Irish Drinkers on March 25, in which Karen Allen had a role, asked her about the status of Indiana Jones 5 where she was quoted as saying "What I know is that there’s a story that they like" and that she "...heard this about six months ago, that they have a story that they like and they’re working on it".[67]

Shia LaBeouf at the 2011 MTV movie awards

Shia LaBeouf at the 2011 MTV movie awards

On June 7, MTV posted an interview with Shia LaBeouf at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in which he claimed that he had spoken with Harrison Ford: "[Ford] said he's staying in the gym, he said he's heard no word, but he does know that [George Lucas] is out there looking for a MacGuffin. He said he's staying in the gym, so it means [the movie is] not so far off".[68]

An interview posted by UK newspaper, the Metro, quoted Ford on August 22 as saying that the Indiana Jones 5 script "has not even got to the point where I know what the story is going to be".[69] Earlier in the month, quoted Ford stating that "We haven't got a story yet, that all of us involved have confidence in. And we're waiting for that to happen. If it does I will be happy to do another."[70]

The LA Times website published an interverview with Spielberg from the September 12 LA Live screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark in which he was asked if Lucas and he spoke of a fifth movie: "We talk about it, yes, yes, and we’re hoping- hopeful. Someday. Hopeful".[71]

On October 26, Empire published an interview with Spielberg that included asking the director where things stood with 'Indy V': "You have to ask George Lucas. George is in charge of breaking the stories. He's done it on all four movies. Whether I like the stories or not, George has broken all the stories. He is working on Indy V. We haven't gone to screenplay yet, but he's working on the story. I'll leave it to George to come up with a good story".[72]

An interview through Extra published on November 11 included Harrison Ford stating that "[Indiana Jones 5]'ll happen when it happens".[73]

December 2 saw's Twitter feed update with "New [Entertainment Weekly] Spielberg states that there is no Indy 5 until Lucas says there is. they have agreed on the genre & concept of it waiting on story".[74]

Vulture's website on December 12 published a quote in which Lucas said "I told [Spielberg] about the story, but I really haven't found the MacGuffin yet. I mean, I know what it's about, but I just have to find a MacGuffin that fits into the arena we're working in".[75]


January 17, 2012 saw The New York Times publish an interview with George Lucas stating his intention to retire from blockbuster movies after the realization of Anthony Hemingway's film Red Tails, but carefully left an "out clause" for a fifth Indiana Jones picture.[76]

On April 30, posted an interview with Lucas that closed with his stating that "I am working on a fifth Indiana Jones. I have to get it approved by Steven and Harrison". He also added that the last movie took fourteen years to get to that point.[77]

Lucas selling Lucasfilm in 2012

George Lucas and Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger signing the paperwork on the Lucasfilm Ltd. sale in October 2012

On October 30, it was announced that the The Walt Disney Company had purchased Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion.[78] During a conference call to discuss the acquisition, it was stated that while the Indiana Jones license did fall under the deal, Disney's focus was on Star Wars movies and "encumbrances" were in place with Indiana Jones due to Paramount Pictures' distribution.[79]


On December 6, 2013 it was announced that Disney and Paramount reached a distribution agreement for any subsequent Indiana Jones films, but stated that no films in the series were in pre-production.[80][81] Three days later, December 9, Frank Marshall tweeted that it felt "A bit strange sitting in the Indiana Jones office in the Lucasfilm office on the Disney lot, but I'm sure I'll get used to it."[82] On December 13, Variety reported that another Indiana Jones picture could not be expected for at least two to three years and quoted Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan F. Horn as saying "We don't have a story. We need a story." at the magazine's Dealmakers Breakfast.[83]


On February 18, 2014, Den of Geek reported from an unnamed source that at least prior to Christmas 2013, stages at Pinewood Studios had been booked for future use with Indiana Jones 5 being included by the planning office amongst Disney's Star Wars pictures.[84]

On September 30, 2014, published an article about three major cinematographers releasing free educational videos online. The mini-biography of Crystal Skull's Janusz Kamiński listed his next project as being "the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones movie".[85] However, Variety amended the article to say that "An earlier version of [the] story incorrectly stated that Janusz Kamiński is working on the next Indiana Jones movie".[86]

A tweet from Variety's Marc Graser on December 10, quoted Disney CEO Bob Iger as saying "We'd love to make another Indiana Jones movie but we're pacing ourselves right now".[87]


In January 2015, Deadline stated that Disney was looking at Chris Pratt for the role of Indiana Jones.[88] On Twitter, Latino Review's Umberto Gonzalez followed by saying that the timeframe for the film was 2018/2019.[89] Two days later, TMZ uploaded a video to YouTube of their ambushing Pratt who said that he had no idea of any talks.[90] A month later, Deadline followed up their previous story by saying that Disney is developing a "rebirth" of the film series with Steven Spielberg reportedly being interested in directing a series reboot starring Pratt.[91]

In May, Lucasfilm Ltd. president Kathleen Kennedy stated that while no work had begun on a script, there were talks within the company and a fifth film would happen. When that would be, however, was uncertain.[92] The following month, Ain't It Cool News posted a rumor that Lucasfilm was looking at the fifth film seeing a release towards the end of 2018.[93] In July 2015, Kennedy told reporters that "[Another Indiana Jones film] will one day be made inside this company. When it will happen, I'm not quite sure. We haven't started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it."[94]

In an October 2015 interview with Yahoo! Movies, Spielberg expressed interest in having Harrison Ford return in the fifth film.[95] Later that month, in an interview with Extra, the director indicated that there was "a very strong probable chance that [Indy 5] is going to happen. Before Harrison decides to hang up the bullwhip himself." He also joked — in reference to Ford's plane crash earlier in the year — that there'd be "no airplanes in Indy 5. None".[96] In the same month, Frank Marshall asserted that the character of Indy would not be recast.[97]

December saw an interview with Kathleen Kennedy in which The Hollywood Reporter asked where she was with Indiana Jones 5. She mentioned that both Ford and Spielberg were keen to do it but apart from story ideas being discussed, focus was on Star Wars.[98] On December 28th Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that another Indiana Jones film "will be coming."[99]


On February 9, 2016, stuntman Vic Armstrong, who had served as Harrison Ford's double in the first three films, expressed interest in working on the film as Second Unit or Action Unit Director but stated that he had aged out of being to serve as Ford's double again.[100] February 20 saw John Rhys-Davies expressing interest to Digital Spy in reprising his role as Sallah in a "meaningful" way having declined an earlier opportunity to appear in the fourth film.[101]

On March 15, Disney officially announced that the fifth Indiana Jones movie would be released July 19, 2019 and that both Spielberg and Ford would return.[102] It was subsequently revealed that Crystal Skull writer David Koepp would also return to write the script,[103] which Frank Marshall has said will be a "direct continuation" from Crystal Skull and not a prequel as previously rumored.[104] On March 19, Karen Allen again expressed her desire to return as Marion Ravenwood.[105]

June 9 saw the confirmation that John Williams would continue his involvement with the franchise and score the film.[106] On June 15, with regards to the film's plot, Spielberg told The Hollywood Reporter in an article published that "The one thing I will tell you is I'm not killing off Harrison at the end of it".[107] He had told Empire magazine earlier in the year that the film's MacGuffin, the object which Indiana Jones pursues throughout the movie, had been decided upon.[108] On June 20, reported that George Lucas was involved with the film as an executive producer.[109] Additionally, on June 22, Spielberg stated that filming of the fifth film would start in 2018.[110]

On October 24, Koepp stated that, with regards to the film's story, Lucas would not be involved, making it the first film in the franchise that would not be based on a story from Lucas.[111] In an interview with Movie Fone on December 7, Frank Marshall mentioned that although Koepp was having talks with him and the film's crew about the plot, Indy 5 was still in early stages with the writing of the script not yet begun.[112]


On February 26, 2017, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, during an interview with Comic Book Central, expressed interest in playing a villain for the film.[113] Speaking with ScreenCrush on March 10, Jim Broadbent stated that while he hadn't been contacted by Spielberg to reprise his role of Charles Stanforth, he was willing to do so.[114]

On April 25, it was announced that Indy 5's release had been pushed back to July 10, 2020.[115] That same day, Jon Favreau, the director of the live-action remake of The Lion King, revealed that his film would arrive in cinemas on July 19, 2019.[116]

On September 4, David Koepp told Entertainment Weekly that the character of Mutt Williams, portrayed by Shia LaBeouf in the previous installment, would not be returning in the film. He also indicated that the screenplay was at a stage where both he and Spielberg were "mostly happy with" it.[117] During an interview with Chris Heath of GQ, published nine days later, September 13, Harrison Ford received a text informing him that a new version of the film's script was ready for him to look at, and he told Heath of his hopes that filming would begin in the second half of 2018.[118] On September 23, during an interview with Film International about her film Year by the Sea, Karen Allen commented she had yet to be contacted with regards to her reprising her role as Marion Ravenwood, and speculated that she would find out either way once the production was preparing to cast the film.[119] Four days later, on September 27, actor Ryan Gosling, who starred alongside Ford in Blade Runner 2049, expressed his interest in being a part of the fifth film when asked and joked that he was working on securing a role.[120]

On October 9, Yahoo Movies UK published their talk with John Rhys-Davies during which he reiterated his desire to return as Sallah, suggesting that his character could have had a similar life to Syrian archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad "that marvellous 80-year-old man who was defending his museum in Palmyra and who hid its major treasures and refused to give them over to ISIS and was beheaded in the town square".[121]


On January 19, 2018, Deadline reported that with the release of The Post and development finished on Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg was deciding between Indiana Jones 5 and his planned remake of West Side Story for his next film.[122] The Hollywood Reporter followed with a piece published on January 26 stating that Indy 5 was to take precedence of the two projects.[123]

On March 19, Empire reported that Spielberg, during the Rakuten TV Empire Awards, revealed that shooting for Indiana Jones 5 would begin in April 2019 in the United Kingdom.[124] Speaking with the magazine on their March 23 podcast, Spielberg confirmed that the movie would be set in 1960s, and that the script and story were still being worked on.[125] In an April 3 interview, Spielberg stated that the fifth Indiana Jones would likely be Harrison Ford's last in the titular role.[126]

On June 28, Collider reported that Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jonathan Kasdan, son of Raiders of the Lost Ark writer Lawrence Kasdan, had been hired to write the film's script, replacing David Koepp, although to what extent he was involved with the draft was unclear.[127] Variety followed with a news piece stating that the film production had been pushed back and thus the movie would miss its intended July 2020 release date.[128] Two days later, on June 30, Kasdan jokingly replied on his Twitter account in response a fan question asking for confirmation that he was working on the script that Lucasfilm Ltd. had directed him to simply tell people that they had "top men" working on it.[129]

On July 10, it was confirmed that the film's new release date would be on July 9, 2021.[130] On July 23, when asked by one of her Instagram followers if she would make a cameo appearance as Willie Scott's daughter in the film considering that her sister Sasha made a cameo in the fourth film, Spielberg and Scott actor Kate Capshaw's daughter, Destry Spielberg, replied that she would audition for the role if she had the chance.[131]

On October 1, in an interview with, Frank Marshall confirmed that, unlike Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which was shot almost entirely in the USA, the fifth movie would be more global in its filming locations. He also revealed that a "writers room", led by Jonathan Kasdan, had been assembled to collate ideas for the production, and commented upon the film's development without George Lucas playing a central role (suggesting that Lucas may not be involved despite Spielberg's earlier comments).[132] Ten days later, on October 11, Marshall told Nerdist that the fifth film's story hadn't been written by that point but would be "great".[133]

On December 3, Karen Allen told Cinemablend "I'm very much hoping that I will be a part of it and I think, from my understanding, they are creatively working away on a script that they will be happy enough with. They don't want to rush into it. If they're going to do this they want it to be wonderful." and "They have embarked on a whole new trajectory, I think. It's a mystery to me what that is and it's a mystery to me whether I will be part of it, but I'm hoping. I would love to be part of it. I probably won't know for a year or something like that."[134]


On May 1, 2019, MakingStarWars and MakingIndy editor Jason Ward credited unnamed sources with word that Jon Kasdan was no longer working on the fifth Indiana Jones picture, his script reputedly having been based around the Nazi gold train legend. Writing duties would be taken up by This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman who was working with a different premise.[135] /Film approached their own anonymous sources to corroborate the story who came back to say that Kasdan had indeed left the production but that the premise suggested by Ward wasn't an element of Kasdan's script.[136] Six days later, on May 7, in the wake of the company's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios published a list of its upcoming film projects which reaffirmed that the "Untitled Indiana Jones" film was still penciled in for a July 9, 2021 release.[137]

On June 2, when asked by Variety about the fifth Indiana Jones film while visiting the newly opened Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park, Harrison Ford commented that filming should begin sometime in 2020 (having initially been misquoted as saying that it would be June 2019).[138] On July 28, on their Twitter account, the DiscussingFilm website asserted that the production was looking to start Indy 5 filming in London in April 2020.[139]

On September 9, MovieWeb published comments by A Quiet Place writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods indicating that they had been approached by Lucasfilm Ltd. about both Star Wars and Indiana Jones in the wake of their own movie's success but the writers were more interested in pursuing original content.[140] During an interview with Den of Geek, published on September 22, David Koepp revealed that despite his initial exit, he had returned to working on Indy 5.[141] Three days later, on September 25, The Hollywood Reporter quoted The Walt Disney Company CCO and Co-Chairman Alan F. Horn saying that Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm Ltd. were working not only on Star Wars projects, but also Indiana Jones.[142]


On February 2, 2020, during the 73rd British Academy Film Awards, after being handed the BAFTA Fellowship, Kathleen Kennedy was asked by a BBC News journalist about the development of the fifth Indiana Jones film. She replied that work on the script was still ongoing and reaffirmed that Harrison Ford would be involved and that the film would be a sequel to Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, not a reboot.[143] Eight days later, on February 10, Showbiz 411 attributed Shia LaBeouf with saying that he'd heard nothing about the film and that "Those people really didn't like me" in reference to his relationship with Lucasfilm Ltd., indicating that his involvement with the production was unlikely.[144] February 13 saw Harrison Ford reiterating to CBSC's Lee Cowan that he would be reprising his role as Indiana Jones, adding that filming for the fifth Indiana Jones would begin in about two months: April 2020.[145] The next day, February 14, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ford stated that filming would happen in late summer.[146] The following day, February 15, during an interview with IGN for The Call of the Wild, the actor revealed that the Indy 5 story would "see new developments in his life, his relationship. We'll see part of his history resolved."[147] On February 26, Variety reported that Steven Spielberg had decided to step down as director to "pass along the whip to a new generation to bring their perspective to the story", and remain attached to the project as producer. Instead, Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold entered into talks to direct the film.[148]

On March 30, former writer Jon Kasdan stated on his Twitter account that his work on the fifth Indiana Jones film was over and that he was no longer involved.[149] He later debunked the rumors about his script involving the Nazi gold train legend but had enjoyed his experience with the project, specifically when he had sat with Spielberg, Ford and Kathleen Kennedy to discuss the Indiana Jones character.[150]

On April 3, Deadline reported on a new agenda for The Walt Disney Company's 2020-2021 release schedule in response to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic's impact on the film industry. Among those projects moved was the fifth Indiana Jones movie, with its release date set for July 29, 2022. Deadline also noted that Lucasfilm Ltd. is still locking down a deal with James Mangold to direct the film.[151]

On May 25, while speaking to Collider, Frank Marshall confirmed that Mangold had indeed been brought in by Lucasfilm to direct. Marshall also updated on the film's filming schedule, stating that due to the coronavirus outbreak, they were looking at guidelines from health experts to ensure the safety of the cast and crew before they could start filming.[1] Two days later, on May 27, while speaking with, Mangold declined to comment on what the public could expect from him for the fifth Indy picture, but clarified that like most of his work in other franchises, he would try to find an emotional center to operate from, such as extracting the main character's core values, and compared it to his work on the Wolverine films of the concluded X-Men film series.[152]

During a chat interview with Collider published on June 14, David Koepp revealed that he was no longer attached to the fifth Indiana Jones film, stating that while had written several versions with Steven Spielberg, he had decided to leave the production once Spielberg had stepped away from directing, feeling that James Mangold would be better served by collaborating with a writer of his own choosing.[153] Five days later, on June 19, Koepp further elaborated during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about his newest film You Should Have Left that while he considered his final iteration of multiple attempts at the fifth film's script to be good, "it didn't quite come together", and then Spielberg left the director's chair.[154]

On September 17, Koepp added that it had been difficult to "have everybody come together and have all the elements — Steven, Harrison (Ford), the script and Disney — come together at once. And it didn't". Koepp also stated that while he had had one polite, friendly conversation James Mangold before leaving the project, he felt that it would have been counter-intuitive for the new director to have his predecessor's writer in a position to disagree with approaches that went against what Spielberg would have done.[155]

In an October 21 interview with Variety, cinematographer Phedon Papamichael revealed that his frequent partnership with director James Mangold would continue on the fifth Indiana Jones picture.[156]

On November 16, writer Skyler Shuler posted an article on TheDisInsider website claiming that Lucasfilm has set an August 2021 production start for the fifth Indiana Jones picture at Pinewood Studios (where all Star Wars features have been filmed since 2012) in the United Kingdom.[157]

On December 8, Frank Marshall assured Den of Geek that work on the script was, at that point, ongoing, expressing his hopes in seeing the story James Mangold has come up with, and once again promised that Harrison Ford would not be replaced as Indiana Jones.[158] Two days later, on December 10, during the 2020 Disney Investor Day, Kathleen Kennedy officially announced that with the film in pre-production, shooting would begin in Spring 2021 for its 2022 release date and introduced the film as the "final installment" in the series with Ford back to "conclude this iconic character's journey".[159]


On January 5, 2021, in conversation with about his film Grizzly II: Revenge, John Rhys-Davies reiterated his interest in returning to play Sallah if asked, noting that the film was allegedly going to be shot in May but voiced some skepticism about such a production getting made around COVID.[160] January 22 saw James Mangold tweet that all the movies he was working on at that time were set in 1960s New York City, hinting at the timeline placement and a locale for the fifth Indiana Jones adventure.[161]

On February 21, Sean Patrick Flanery, who played the Indiana Jones between ages 16 and 21 in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, told that although he hadn't been offered a chance to appear in the film, he would not discard the opportunity if asked while acknowledging that he would not want to replace Harrison Ford in the titular role.[162]

On March 16, cinematographer Phedon Papamichael told Screen International that he was scheduled to travel to the United Kingdom to begin work at Pinewood Studios, finding the fifth Indiana Jones movie a great challenge, adding that it's the biggest budget movie he has ever done. Papamichael also elborated on Steven Spielberg's status as the project's executive producer, stating that Spielberg had spoken with Mangold and was very supportive of the project.[163]

On April 8, Lucasfilm Ltd. announced that Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator of the comedy show Fleabag and who had previously worked with LFL on Solo: A Star Wars Story, had been cast in the film and would co-star along with Harrison Ford.[3] Two days later, on April 10, Mangold replied to a tweet by saying that he was writing the script alongside the brothers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth, with whom he had collaborated for Ford v Ferrari.[4] April 15 saw Deadline Hollywood report that Mads Mikkelsen had been cast in the film,[6] and seven days later, on April 22, TheWrap followed with news that Thomas Kretschmann had joined the production as well.[164]

On May 5, when asked by Collider for the reaction to his casting, Mikkelsen noted Raiders of the Lost Ark as being one of the films he grew up with and had rewatched it the day prior. Grateful for his casting in the fifth installment, the actor praised the script, saying it was everthing he had wished it to be and happy for having been allowed to read it before accepting the role.[165] May 9 saw the Daily Record claim that Ford was heading to Scotland to shoot the film but the article itself only asserted confidence from an unnamed source that the production was filming there without clarifying to what extent.[166] In a May 13 interview with Esquire, Mikkelsen said he was beginning rehearsals that week and that filming would begin in 4-5 weeks.[167] The next day, May 14, Deadline announced that Boyd Holbrook and Shaunette Renée Wilson had been cast in the film.[168]

On May 27, a post from Bremont Watches' Instagram account indicated that Harrison Ford was in the UK, leading to speculation that he was in the country for filming Indiana Jones.[169] A Reddit user on May 30 shared photos of construction at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, England, asserting that the images were for Indiana Jones 5 with filming to begin there in a week,[170] lining up with an earlier local newspaper report that the landmark's visitor car park would be inaccessible between June 7 to 11 to accommodate filming at the site.[171]

Toby Jones

Toby Jones's involvement was revealed through a leaked photograph.

Deadline later claimed an exclusive on June 2, declaring that having "confirmed with sources close to the production," cameras would indeed start rolling the following week (Monday June 7).[172] However, The Yorkshire Post placed Harrison Ford as filming at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in England on June 4 and reported on "props including tanks, a guard tower and a steam train dressed in the colours of 1940s German railways, as well as rails of Nazi uniforms".[173] On June 6, the Daily Mail reported that a motorcycle stunt had been filmed at night on June 4 — on the same stretch of track where part of Mission: Impossible 7 had been shot a few weeks prior — with a stuntman wearing a mask in the shape of Ford's likeness (of an age closer to the original trilogy of films). The stunt proved difficult as the mask came away and the performer was thrown from the bike albeit without injury.[174] When June 7 came around, the Twitter account of Swiss German Indiana Jones fansite uploaded behind the scenes images of Harrison Ford in costume (and facemask) alongside producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.[175] Four days later, on June 11, set photos leaked on the Internet featuring Ford filming a scene with Toby Jones, whom the Daily Mail later confirmed to have been cast in the film.[176]

June 13 saw Morocco World News attribute a statement to the CCM, Centre Cinématographique Marocai (Moroccan Cinematographic Center), that Indiana Jones 5 would film in Morocco in the summer of 2021 through producer Zakaria Alaoui and his company Zak Productions.[177] The day prior, in a video speaking on the 40th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark for the Adventurer's Summit (an unofficial Indiana Jones fan convention), John Rhys-Davies had misspoken before correcting himself that the original film was shot in Morocco rather than Tunisia. Later in the clip, the actor made ambiguous noises and what could have been taken as a knowing look to the camera when making an aside that a fifth movie was approaching, fueling speculation that a return for the Sallah character was on the horizon.[178]

As reported by Deadline on June 23, Harrison Ford injured his shoulder during rehearsals for a fight scene, forcing the production to shoot around his absence while the actor recovered.[179] Despite reports claiming that Ford's recuperation had halted production itself for at least three months,[180] producer Frank Marshall took to Twitter from Pinewood Studios to state that it was "business as usual" on June 30.[181]

On July 6, photos on location in the city center of Glasgow, Scotland showed streets being redressed as New York City,[182] corroborating statements made by Glasgow Live weeks earlier that the fifth Indiana Jones film had planned to shoot there.[183] Further images released indicating a celebration for the arrival of the Apollo 11 crew (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins) to New York after their historic landing on the Moon suggested that the film would be, at least in part, set around August 1969.[184] Antonio Banderas's place among the cast was announced on July 15.[185]

On August 20, Karen Allen was reported by The Berkshire Eagle to have said "I have been asked not to speak about any involvement" with regards to Indiana Jones 5.[186]

On September 7, Sean O'Grady of the UK Daily Mail Online reported that Harrison Ford had returned to the Indy 5 set the day prior for filming in Buckinghamshire after spending three months recuperating from his shoulder injury,[187] with the subsequent publication of a September 10 Disney release schedule indicating that the film had retained its 29 July, 2022 release date.[188] Through a September 18 reply, James Mangold told a Twitter user that the film's title had yet to be decided upon at that stage to avoid having to maintain secrecy around it.[189]

October saw reports of Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge on location in Sicily with set photos depicting a combination of Indiana Jones and his companion along with a (separate) shot of Roman soldiers, fueling speculation that Indy 5 would include a time travel element.[190] However, by October 18, the movie encountered a further delay as Disney restructured the release calendar for several of their productions, pushing the film's on-screen debut back to June 30, 2023.[191]

On November 5, the production was hit by the sudden death of the film's second unit grip Nic Cupac who was found in his hotel room on location in Morocco.[192] Fours days later, on November 9, the Morocco World News newspaper reported that bodybuilder Olivier Richters had joined the production.[193]


"It became really important to me to figure out how to make this a movie about a hero at sunset. The issues I brought up about Indy's age were not things I thought were being addressed in the material being developed at the time. There were 'old' jokes, but the material itself wasn't about it. To me, whatever your greatest liability, you should fly straight towards that. If you try to pretend it's not there, you end up getting slings and arrows the whole way."
James Mangold[src]

When asked on Twitter on January 1, 2022 as to how long was left for filming on Indiana Jones 5, director James Mangold replied "About a month remaining".[194] Producer Frank Marshall indicated that the shoot was in its "final stretch" the following month, on February 20, with a tweet containing an image of Pinewood Studios.[195] He informed his Twitter feed that the film had completed shooting a week later on February 27.[196]

On March 7, James Mangold updated his Twitter followers with news that he had officially begun the editing process on the film (having also worked on the cut while shooting) and encouraged people to keep an eye on his feed for an eventual look at the film.[197]

In an interview with GQ magazine, published April 8, Ke Huy Quan explicitly stated that he was not in the film after being asked if he was interested in playing Short Round again.[198] Six days later, Mikkelsen told The Hollywood Reporter that the film would recapture the "dense and epic" essence from the franchise's early films, namely Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.[199] Ten days later, on April 24, when asked if there was an approximate date for the release of the Indiana Jones 5 trailer on Twitter, Mangold reassured them that movie studios traditionally release "some sort" of teaser in the winter ahead of the theatrical debut of pictures scheduled for the following summer, potentially hinting at when the world will see footage.[200]


The first official look at the film.

On May 26, the first day of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Lucasfilm and Disney social feeds released the first look at the film with an image of Indiana Jones in silhouette, while Harrison Ford debuted the image at the event itself during a surprise appearance to congratulate John Williams for his 90th birthday.[201][202][203] Two days later, on May 28, cinematographer Ian Seabrook, a specialist in underwater filming, told his Instagram followers that he had collaborated on Indiana Jones 5.[204]

On June 14, Olivier Richters commented to Men's Health during an interview with the men's magazine that his role in the fifth Indiana Jones was so secretly guarded that the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) website didn't list which character he was really playing, remarking that the film's editing was underway by the time of the interview and that he had shot scenes in Morocco, Italy, London and Scotland as well as noting that he shared scenes with Harrison Ford, Mads Mikkelsen and Boyd Holbrook, feeling impressed at the stamina of the former and being given acting tips by the latter two.[205]

On July 12, during the premiere of Lola Atkins' film Purple Beatz at the I Will Tell International Film Festival held at BFI Southbank theater in London, United Kingdom, Red Carpet News TV interviewed Aron von Andrian and asked about his reported involvement in the fifth Indiana Jones picture, to which von Andrian confirmed and commented that his character shares at least one scene with Indiana Jones, remarking that it was so "insane" to see Harrison Ford dressed in character.[206]

On September 3, on Mangold's recommendation, John Williams debuted "Helena's Theme", part of his score for Indy 5, during his performance at the Hollywood Bowl, revealing the name of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's character for the first time.[207] In praising the "two and a half hours of fun" that the audience would have with its leading actors, the composer may have also indicated that the film would be 150 minutes long.[208] For the September 9-11 D23 Expo, the Lucasfilm booth was decorated with costumes and concept art for the film.[209]

That weekend, during the Saturday "Studio Showcase" for Lucasfilm, a sizzle reel for Indiana Jones 5 was premiered exclusively for attendees which confirmed the return of Sallah, and presented, among other things, flashbacks, New York City and tuk-tuk chase sequences, a fight on top of a train, and Jones calling Helena his god-daughter.[27] Director James Mangold informed those in attendance that both Steven Spielberg and George Lucas had been involved with the production.[210]

November 13 saw a fan ask James Mangold on Twitter when the next "promotional piece" for the film would be released to which the director offered "less than 30 days".[211] Exactly five days later, on November 18, the Empire magazine revealed the exclusive cover for the film for their following Thursday issue, depicting Harrison Ford's titular archaeologist in front of a stylized 1960s New York City.[212] The following day, Harrison Ford confided to Empire in an article that the film's going to be "full of adventure, full of laughs, full of real emotion" with a complex and sneaky plot, and was happy with the film they made despite the hardships during shooting. He added that while Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull had felt like a finale, he wanted to make another film depicting Indy at his journey's end on the condition that the script provided an opportunity to expand the character further.[213]

Indiana Jones 5 Stills 23

An example of the 'de-aging' process used to show Indiana Jones 25 years younger for part of the film.

The next day, on November 19, Empire disclosed that the film will take place in 1969 and identified Mads Mikkelsen and Boyd Holbrook's characters as Voller and Klaber respectively, in addition to detailing their roles in the plot.[12] Two days later, on November 21, Empire confirmed earlier speculation that Harrison Ford would be digitally de-aged for the film's opening sequence, set during 1944, in order to capture the feeling of the older George Lucas and Steven Spielberg installments. Likewise, Kathleen Kennedy hopes that the process will allow fans to feel like the opening was filmed back during the 1980s, and that they are "inside an Indy movie" before the story is brought into 1969. To achieve the desired effect, new Industrial Light & Magic software was used to capture archive material of a younger Ford to merge it with the newly shot footage to make him look closer to his appearance in Raiders of the Lost Ark, with the results partly "spooking" Ford who was impressed by its realism.[13] Hours later, the character of Helena was described by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, James Mangold and Harrison Ford as "a mystery and a wonder", a "slippery, charming, the girl next door, a grifter", and as a "a pioneer in ethical accounting", respectively. Waller-Bridge added that she was personally so excited when Kennedy offered her the part while they dined together in London. She read the script quickly and confirmed her interest during a Zoom call.[214] The subsequent release of Empire's January 2023 issue revealed additional details on the film, including Shaunette Renée Wilson's government agent character, Mason, Toby Jones' Basil Shaw, and confirmation that Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood were still married (without stating whether or not she is in the film itself).[35]

On December 1, the film's trailer was posted by Lucasfilm Ltd. in their official YouTube channel. It depicted some of the details mentioned in the sizzle reel exclusively shown at the D23, in addition to confirming the film's official title: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.[15] In a December 19 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mangold elaborated on certain aspects of the film, including how the moral complexity of the world between the 1940s and '60s affects the setting and Indiana Jones, along with the realties of the character's age. In addition, he revealed that Helena is the daughter of a friend of Indy who will appear in the film, and that Helena herself is a catalyst for the story by dragging her godfather into her problems. The film will address the absence of Shia LaBeouf's Mutt Williams, Jones's son. Also disclosed by Mangold, reflecting on the comparisons made between Dial of Destiny as a conclusion for Indiana Jones, and his earlier work Logan—which was a finale for Marvel Comics' character Wolverine—were his observations that Indy 5 would not be the "grim", "dramatic" and "serious" journey it was for Logan but an attempt to "balance both an accurate and realistic appraisal" for the Indiana Jones character in his sunset years while maintaining the expectations of an Indiana Jones film that would come with a degree of melancholy.[21]


On February 13, 2023 new footage was revealed as part of a TV spot debuted during the Super Bowl.[28] One day later on February 14, James Mangold elaborated on how Harrison Ford's age and presented challenges and opportunities for Dial of Destiny, feeling that the title character should not escape where he is in life by performing the same adventurous charade displayed in other movies which pretend their lead isn't any older. Approaching the story as a hero being called back into action in his twilight years when everyone has already moved on, Mangold saw the film's 1944 opening as a throwback to the original trilogy of films and an opportunity to allow the audience to acknowledge what Indiana Jones has accomplished before moving on to his present day in the more morally gray world of 1969 where concepts of good and evil or black and white have completely changed, and astronauts are being seen as heroes instead of World War II soldiers or people fighting proxy wars. Ford himself explained that some jokes about Indy's advanced years were taken out of Dial of Destiny as part of a desire to show his age through action rather than dialogue.[215]

The following month, on March 27, Variety reported that Dial of Destiny was aiming to premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival in the latter half of May ahead of its general June release, an idea Mangold felt so honored to carry out given his last visit to Cannes in 1995 at his career's beginning with his directorial debut Heavy.[216] The official Indiana Jones Twitter account confirmed a May 18 debut at Cannes on April 3.[217]

The film's second trailer released during Star Wars Celebration 2023 on April 7.[20] The one-sheet poster also debuted at the event which credited David Koepp as a co-writer and Paramount Pictures as an associated production.[5] Reporting on the event the next day, Vanity Fair noted that the fans in attendance were treated to an exclusive six minutes long clip of Dial of Destiny and mentioned that co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge had also co-written the movie,[218] although the one-sheet itself does not reflect such a contribution.[5] The piece was corrected by the next day, without notice of an update, which also removed the other writers' credits,[218] the same day in which Mangold confided to Screen Rant that his feelings that making Dial of Destiny felt like walking through "legends" such as Harrison Ford, John Williams, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, opining that he felt like joining a baseball team.[219] The next day, Mangold fleshed out how he got Williams to return by showing him and imrpessing him with the film enough to write over two hours of music with a pencil despite being under the assumption that Williams would only score some themes and then ask for other composers to arrange them,[220] and the following day, Mangold revealed that the thematic reason the Nazis were returning in the film was because of their history in the franchise and how their hateful ideas are unfortunately still relevant nowadays, also revealing his own reservations over taking the film over from Spielberg despite directing it being a dream come true for him and his reasonings to artistically justify the film's existence instead of just doing it for monetary gain.[221] Eight days later, on April 18, Digital Spy reported that Dial of Destiny would premiere two days earlier in the United Kingdom and Ireland respectively on June 28.[222] Six days later, on April 24, Waller-Bridge spoke to Total Film about how her Helena Shaw character extraordinarily fits into the franchise's canon, noting how she differs from the rest of Indy's female allies in previous films due to having a "unique and fresh" voice and being a "mystery" to Indy instead of the other way around. She also expressed her love for John Williams and how she thanked him for writing her a theme of her own.[223] Two days later, on April 26, during the CinemaCon 2023, footage of the tuk-tuk chase from Dial of Destiny was shown to all of the expo's attendees inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, accompanied with a pre-recorded introduction video of Harrison Ford thanking the audience and theater owners for their support.[224]

Ahead of the movie premiere at Cannes, the festival's website posted a one minute clip from Dial of Destiny on May 11, 2023.[30] The following day, on May 12, Mads Mikkelsen expanded upon his Jürgen Voller character, elaborating on how he identifies with his character's goals of using the Antikythera to make a "better" world by replacing his ideas related to the Nazi ideology and disagreements with Adolf Hitler with his own to make him feel his character "recognizable" in his eyes, in addition to sharing his history with the franchise, his enjoyment at working with Ford, his character's similarities to Indiana Jones and his knowledge of Operation Paperclip to find inspirations to play Voller.[225] Three days later, on May 15, the Butterworth brothers explained how they accomplished writing hitting action beats while keeping the wit and strenght of the characters shining through the sequences, remarking that their focal point when writing their ideas for these scenes was always Harrison Ford, with Jez remarking on how much they enjoyed thinking what kind of awful situations they could place Ford's Indy to force him into finding ways out, with John-Henry adding that their challenge involved writing these scenes was making it feel fresh and not rehashed. They described the Tuk-tuk Chase sequence as one that involved camera dollies with their respective tracks, sliders, anamorphic lenses, "old-school" film lightning and, in their opinion, "beautiful sets and travellings around the world with physical stunts" that made them forget how expensive the budget would be.[226] Sixteen days later on May 31, during an interview with Ryan D'Agostino from Esquire, Ford commented on his ambitions for Dial of Destiny and how they differ from those of past installments, how overwhelmed he felt while filming the tunnel scene of the Apollo 11 ticker tape parade sequence because of the stuntment "annoying" him due to overprotecting they were with his age, how he got his right-shoulder injured while making a fight scene with Mads Mikkelsen and how the movie opens up with an older Indiana Jones in a somewhat depressive situation, remarking how much he collaborated with James Mangold to make a scene of Indy waking up with alcohol in his hand and dressed only in his underwear, citing his intrigue for how the character would handle such situation as what motivated him to do the film.[227] That same day, in light of the tetralogy's arrival at Disney+, an official poster was released with the cast list, confirming that Karen Allen would indeed return for the last film in the series, though it didn't explicitly confirm if Allen would reprise her role as Marion Ravenwood or if she would play a new character.[228]

On June 14, 2023, during the film's USA premiere, James Mangold told to Screen Rant that part of making Dial of Destiny involved making the film his own despite his admiration towards original Indy director Steven Spielberg, comparing it to Miles Davis not playing a trumpet the same way others do. He jumped at collaborating with Spielberg, enjoying the time they spent together developing the script, talking every week or two during filming and counting with him in the cutting floor room. He also stated that to develop the sequel's story, he felt the need to establish and solve a problem to avoid Indiana Jones from feeling like an outfitted mannequin plunging through several spectacles, feeling that his issue with Harrison Ford was his age and the need to make the story feel like one of a hero at sunset in a complex world. For developing Helena Shaw, Mangold aimed to separate her from others like the archetype Karen Allen's Marion Ravenwood set, who in turn enters harshly in the film. He felt that Barbara Stanwyck's Jean Harrington from Preston Sturgis' film The Lady Eve inspired Shaw, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge's casting happening because of him and Ford watching Fleabag as work on the film started, feeling that Waller-Bridge could make a new female lead never seen before. Similarly, Mangold stated that tapping into Operation Paperclip was the perfect way to bring the Nazis back for the 1969 setting due to Wernher von Braun's historical reputation and the Apollo 11 landing, which he, Jez and John-Henry Butterworth came up with as their "launching pad" to develop the Jürgen Voller character as a Nazi genius who helps the NASA but secretly has his own agenda.[229] Ford and Waller-Bridge were also interviewed about the film, with Ford commenting that he wished to explore Indy dealing with his age and his academic career's ending until Helena challenges his spirit so he learns to love, laugh and live again, while Waller-Bridge liked the way Helena was written due to her moral ambiguity hiding how she longs for a friendship, a companionship and a family due to growing up with no relatives but buries all of that in her bravado and greed in some kind of "love story". Ford also remarked that he wanted the audience to understand his role's acting challenges instead of looking effortless like Sean Connery felt it to be the key to play James Bond.[230] Mangold also took the opportunity to specify that Mutt Williams didn't return because his main goal was to capture the energy between Indy and an intrepid female character and there was only a limited edge for so many characters to include.[231] The next day, on June 15, Mangold similarly stated to IGN that it was because of these same reasons that he didn't bring Ke Huy Quan as Short Round back, as his priority was to assemble a story that made sense in the film's setting, focusing on Indy himself as he is challenged by Helena, but because of those reasons he didn't feel like bringing another adult like a middle-aged Shorty for the ride would make sense, with the young sidekick role instead going for Ethann Isidore's Teddy Kumar.[232] One day after, on June 16, Mads Mikkelsen recalled how everyone applauded Ford after shooting the last take for the film's final scene with him, feeling that Ford wished to leave due to the emotion but also wanted to stay, describing the feeling as "beautiful".[233] Four days later, on June 20, Ford told how there were no immediate ideas to make another Indiana Jones after Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull until the right idea came to the horizon, with Ford describing how he felt his last day on set with satisfaction and how the film tells the story of Indy's time on the Earth coming to a close.[234] One day later, on June 21, Mangold commented to Variety about how he was hired to direct the fifth Indy, what original ideas conceived by Spielberg and David Koepp were retained (including expanding the opening sequence and replacing the original MacGuffin with one that drew upon the Antikythera Mechanism), how he and the Butterworths developed Helena's character and the possible future of the franchise.[235] The next day, on June 22, while debunking rumors that he would retire from acting or if he felt sad at leaving Indiana Jones behind, Ford stated that his main allure to play the title role one more time in Dial of Destiny was to embrace Indy's age and make it part of the story without any jokes due to his feelings that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull kind of left the character in "suspended animation", and making clear his intentions to "grow up" and retire from the role.[236] That same day, Mangold revealed that one of the conditions for the title of Dial of Destiny was to not include any words indicating any sort of finality due to how Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was marketed due to its title as the last film when it wasn't.[237] Five days later on June 27, Entertainment Weekly made a cover for the film that confirmed Antonio Iorio to be playing Popeye in the film, while also interviewing Ford, Mangold, Waller-Bridge and Allen about their feelings over making the film, what its themes are in a deeper level, some early story details, how much Spielberg was involved and how much Allen would have wished to appear more.[19]


Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published on June 22, 2016, Disney CEO Bob Iger specified that while Indiana Jones 5 is not intended as the final big-screen outing for the Indiana Jones character, it would be followed by "a reboot of some sort".[238] During the 2020 Disney Investor Day on December 10, Lucasfilm Ltd. present Kathleen Kennedy introduced the film as the "next and final installment".[159] Official channels reporting on the event, however, did not refer to it as such.[239][240]

In a 2022 Vanity Fair interview, while considering in retrospect whether or not recasting Han Solo, another character popularized by Harrison Ford, for Solo: A Star Wars Story had been an error, Kennedy remarked that "We would never make Indiana Jones without Harrison Ford".[241]

On April 2, 2023, as part of a Disney press release to announce the film's premiere at Cannes, director James Mangold called Dial of Destiny "a brand new and final Indiana Jones adventure".[7] Later, Harrison Ford affirmed in a 24 April interview with Total Film that Dial of Destiny would be the last film in the series and mark his final appearance as Indiana Jones, anticipating that it would also be the character's last film appearance.[242] On June 21, Variety commented that while Mangold dismissed any potential expansion of the franchise for himself beyond Dial of Destiny, Kennedy didn't shut the door on the possibility of more stories when presented with a Helena Shaw spin-off as an example but indicated that further installments were not being pursued.[235]

Deleted scenes[]

"You've done whatever you've wanted your entire life, Indiana Jones. And then someone else comes along who has their own opinion, and you get cranky."
"Yeah, correct.
―Cut dialogue between Helena Shaw and Indiana Jones[src]

Director James Mangold showed Steven Spielberg an assembly cut which ran to over three hours in length.[243] Dialogue from agent Mason indicates that Klaber and Hauke "killed three American citizens and blew up a nationally televised parade" but only two of the murders, Mandy and Professor Plimpton, are shown on screen, which suggests a third victim was cut.[14]


Included in the teaser trailer but dropped from the final picture, was a moment in the Ear of Dionysius where Helena Shaw and Indiana Jones topple a large stone globe down from a statue of Atlas.[244] Also in the Syracuse sequence was an exchange of dialogue between the pair where their personalities clashed.[245]


Interviewed at the TIME100 Summit on April 25, 2023, Steven Spielberg briefly commented on Dial of Destiny, saying "it's really, really a good Indiana Jones movie" having watched a preview with Bob Iger and other Disney executives two days prior.[246]

Total Film and Empire both rated the film four stars out of five.[247][248] Vanity Fair was less enthusiastic, feeling that the story didn't quite fit the Indiana Jones character or the precedents set by the previous installments in the series.[249]

On film aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny has a 70% critic rating, with the current consensus stating that the film "isn't as thrilling as earlier adventures, but the nostalgic rush of seeing Harrison Ford back in action helps Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny find a few final bits of cinematic treasure."[250] On the same site, the film received an 88% audience score, with an "audience says" consensus reading, "With plenty of entertaining action and a few surprising twists, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny ends the series on a high note."[251]

Upon being asked by Variety about his feelings over all these responses after the Cannes premiere, James Mangold expressed empathy with the journalists, "critical thinkers", feeling that the business environment around franchises likely meant that editors were pushing their writers to put focus on comparisons with earlier entries in the series.[235]


Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny won Best Fantasy Film at the 51st Saturn Awards, with Harrison Ford and John Williams capturing Best Actor and Best Music awards, respectively.[252] Williams was also singled out at the Grammy Awards where he won Best Instrumental Composition for "Helena's Theme".[253]


On January 26, 2022, toy and games manufacturer Hasbro announced that they had established a new licensing agreement with long-time business partner Lucasfilm Ltd. for Indiana Jones products to release around the 2023 theatrical debut of Indiana Jones 5, fulfilling a similar position they had held for 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.[254]

On May 25, although imagery from the film itself was absent, the World of Disney store at Disneyland was stocked with shirts representing the five Indiana Jones movies.[255] In early December, attire featuring the Dial of Destiny logo was released in clothing outlets.[256][257]

January 11, 2023 saw the announcement of several licensees in relation to Dial of Destiny and legacy products.[258]

On March 13, 2023, the LEGO Group revealed new LEGO Indiana Jones sets. Three sets based off of Raiders and the Last Crusade were released on April 1, 2023.



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Notes and references[]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Lucasfilm New Trailer For Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny on (backup link on
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 04/08/21 — Lucasfilm PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE JOINS INDIANA JONES CAST on (backup link on
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 04/10/21 — @mang0ld James Mangold on Twitter
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Lucasfilm SWCE 2023: New Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Trailer Reveals Story, Action, and Adventure on (backup link on
  6. 6.0 6.1 04/15/2021 — ‘Indiana Jones 5’: Mads Mikkelsen Joins Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Sequel at Deadline
  7. 7.0 7.1 After 15 years, Indiana Jones will return to the Cannes Film Festival for the world premiere of Lucasfilm's Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, directed by James Mangold, on Thursday, May 18 at
  8. 05/26/2022 — Lucasfilm Indiana Jones Release Date Revealed at Star Wars Celebration on (backup link on
  9. INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY - Festival du Cannes at
  10. 02/09/2023 — Disney's $300 Million Bet To Tempt Back Cinemagoers at Forbes
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 11/19/22 — Indiana Jones 5 Will Pit Indy Against Nazis Again, In 1969 – Exclusive at Empire
  13. 13.0 13.1 11/21/22 — Indiana Jones 5's Opening Sequence De-Ages Harrison Ford To Original Trilogy Indy – Exclusive at Empire
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  21. 21.0 21.1 12/19/22 — Director James Mangold teases a 'hero at sunset' in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny at Entertainment Weekly
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  59. People Magazine: Harrison Ford Cracks the Whip on Indy 5
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  62. 06/08/10 — Indy 5 'going back to its roots' at
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  64. 08/19/10 — Shia LaBeouf: 'Indiana Jones 5 Will be Crazy' at
  65. 11/08/10 — Harrison Ford still open to another 'Indiana Jones' at CNN's "The Marquee Blog"
  66. @LeDoctor at Twitter
  67. 03/25/11 — Karen Allen Talks Indiana Jones 5 at
  68. 06/07/11 — 'Indiana Jones 5' Is 'Not So Far Off,' Says Shia LaBeouf at
  69. 08/22/11 — Harrison Ford, Cowboys And Aliens star, up for starring in Indiana Jones 5 at
  70. 08/15/11 — No News On New Indy Movie Yet, Says Ford at (Web archive)
  71. 09/12/11 — Steven Spielberg on the future of Indiana Jones at
  72. 10/26/11 — Spielberg: More Indy & Jurassic Park? at (Web archive)
  73. 11/11/11 — Harrison Ford on the Next Indy Movie: 'It'll Happen When It Happens' at Extra
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  75. 12/12/11 — George Lucas Is Still Puzzling Over Indiana Jones 5 at Vulture
  76. 01/17/12 — George Lucas Is Ready to Roll the Credits at
  77. 04/30/12 — George Lucas on Digital Technology at
  78. 10/30/12 — DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD at (Web archive)
  79. Conference Call to Discuss The Walt Disney Company's Agreement to Acquire Lucasfilm Ltd at
  80. 12/06/13 — Disney acquires rights for future 'Indiana Jones' films
  81. Disney Takes Over Rights to 'Indiana Jones' Franchise at Variety
  82. 12/09/13 — @LeDoctor Frank Marshall on Twitter
  83. 12/13/13 — Don’t Expect a New Indiana Jones Movie for at Least Two to Three Years at Variety
  84. 02/18/14 — Exclusive: Star Wars: Episode 7, Indiana Jones 5 update at Den of Geek
  85. 10/01/14 - Indiana Jones 5 Is Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński's Next Project? at Variety
  86. Top Cinematographers Offer Online Course on Filmmaking at Variety
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  89. Umberto Gonzalez on Twitter
  90. Chris Pratt -- Wait, I'm The Next Indiana Jones ... If You Say So, Sure? on TMZ's YouTube page
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  92. Lucasfilm President Finally Confirms Indiana Jones Sequel Is on the Horizon on
  93. Are we getting a new Indiana Jones flick in 2018? at
  94. Indiana Jones 5 Officially Confirmed by Lucasfilm Exec; Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper Eyed for Harrison Ford's Role?
  95. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg on 'Indiana Jones 5' and Saving 'Forrest Gump'
  96. Steven Spielberg Hints at a 'Probable Chance' for New 'Indiana Jones' with Harrison Ford on Extra's YouTube channel
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  98. Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy on What George Lucas Thinks of 'Force Awakens,' Plans for 'Indiana Jones' at The Hollywood Reporter
  99. 12/30/15 — — Disney Chairman And CEO Bob Iger Says New 'Indiana Jones' Movie "Will Be Coming" at IndieWire
  100. 02/09/16 —Exclusive Interview, Part 1: Vic Armstrong on Raiders of the Lost Ark, near misses and film mementos at HeyUGuys
  101. 02/20/16 — Indiana Jones 5: John Rhys-Davies wants to return as Sallah at Digital Spy
  102. Spielberg and Ford Reunite as Indiana Jones Returns to Theaters July 19, 2019 at THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
  103. 03/18/16 — Steven Spielberg Enlists a Familiar Writer for 'Indiana Jones 5' (Exclusive) at The Hollywood Reporter
  104. 04/21/16 — Frank Marshall: Harrison Ford Is One and Only 'Indiana Jones,' 'Not Going to Do the Bond Thing' at Variety
  105. 03/19/16 — Toronto ComiCon 2016: Karen Allen Has “Fingers Crossed” for ‘Indy 5’ appearance at
  106. 06/09/16 — Legendary Composer John Williams Will Return for Indiana Jones 5, Maybe Star Wars 8 at Gamespot
  107. 06/15/16 — Steven Spielberg on DreamWorks' Past, Amblin's Present and His Own Future at The Hollywood Reporter
  108. 06/15/16 — Steven Spielberg confirms that a MacGuffin has been selected for Indy 5! at Scified
  109. 06/20/16 — Steven Spielberg Reveals George Lucas's Role In 'Indiana Jones 5' at Movie Pilot
  110. 06/22/16 — EXCLUSIVE: Steven Spielberg says Harrison Ford is not too old for 'Indiana Jones 5' at Daily News
  111. 10/24/16 — Exclusive: George Lucas Not Involved in 'Indiana Jones 5' Story; Writer David Koepp Talks 'Crystal Skull' at Collider
  112. 12/07/16 — Producer Frank Marshall Teases Next 'Bourne' Movie, 'Jurassic World 2,' and 'Indiana Jones 5' at Movie Fone
  113. 02/26/17 — Mark Hamill interview at
  114. 03/10/17 — Jim Broadbent Looks Back on His Quirky Roles, ‘Harry Potter,’ and Whether He’d Return for ‘Indiana Jones 5’ at ScreenCrush
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  117. 09/04/17 — Indiana Jones 5 won't feature Shia LaBeouf's character at Entertainment Weekly
  118. 09/13/17 — Harrison Ford on Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Punching Ryan Gosling in the Face at GQ
  119. 09/23/17 — Always Fearless: An Interview with Karen Allen on Year by the Sea at Film International
  120. 09/27/17 — Ryan Gosling Says He's "Working on" Getting a Role in New Indiana Jones Movie With Harrison Ford at E Online
  121. 10/09/17 — John Rhys-Davies wants a poignant return in Indiana Jones 5 at Yahoo Movies UK
  122. 01/19/18 — Steven Spielberg Eyes Indiana Jones & ‘West Side Story’ Atop Next Directing Vehicles at Deadline
  123. 01/26/18 — Steven Spielberg Looks for Spanish-Speaking Actors for His 'West Side Story' Remake at The Hollywood Reporter
  124. 03/19/18 — Steven Spielberg Confirms April 2019 UK Shoot for Indiana Jones 5 at Empire
  125. 03/23/18 — Empire Podcast #305: Steven Spielberg, Simon Pegg at Empire
  126. 04/03/18 — INDIANA JOANS Ready Player One director Steven Spielberg says it’s time for a woman to play Indiana Jones
  127. 06/28/18 — Exclusive: ‘Solo’ Scribe Jonathan Kasdan Writing ‘Indiana Jones 5’ for Steven Spielberg at Collider
  128. 06/28/18 — ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Will Miss 2020 Release Date (EXCLUSIVE) at Variety
  129. 06/30/18 — @JonKasdan Jon Kasdan on Twitter
  130. 10/07/18 — 'Indiana Jones 5' Pushed Back Again to 2021 as Disney Announces Other Moves | THR News at The Hollywood Reporter
  131. 23/07/18 — thromethewhip on Instagram
  132. 10/01/18 — Exclusive: Indiana Jones 5 Will Return to Global Scope, Says Frank Marshall at
  134. 12/03/18 — What Karen Allen Knows About Indiana Jones 5 at Cinemablend
  135. 05/01/19 — Dan Fogelman to write Indiana Jones 5? What was the premise of the Kasdan Indy script? at
  136. 05/01/19 — Rumor: 'Indiana Jones 5' Now Being Written By ‘This Is Us’ Creator; Learn Plot Details of Jon Kasdan's Abandoned Draft at /Film
  137. 05/07/19 — The Walt Disney Studios Announces Film Release Schedule at
  138. 06/02/19 — Harrison Ford Talks ‘Indiana Jones’ Reboot, Visiting Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Land
  139. 07/28/19 — @DiscussingFilm Discussing Film on Twitter
  140. 09/09/19 — A Quiet Place Writers Met with Lucasfilm About Star Wars & Indiana Jones [Exclusive] at MovieWeb
  141. 09/19/19 — Jurassic Park screenwriter David Koepp on Indiana Jones 5, Spider-Man and his debut novel at Den of Geek
  142. 09/25/19 — 'Star Wars' Shocker: Marvel's Kevin Feige Developing New Movie for Disney (Exclusive) at The Hollywood Reporter
  143. 02/02/19 — Indiana Jones producer Kathleen Kennedy is the recipient of the Bafta Fellowship award at BBC News
  144. 02/10/20 — Exclusive: Shia LaBeouf Is Fairly Certain He Won't Return for "Indiana Jones 5": "Those people really didn't like me" at Showbiz 411
  145. 02/13/20 — Harrison Ford on returning to play Indiana Jones at CBS News
  146. 02/14/20 — @TheEllenShow Elles DeGeneres on Twitter
  147. 02/15/20 — Indiana Jones 5 Will "See Part of His History Resolved," According to Harrison Ford at IGN
  148. 02/26/20 — Steven Spielberg Won’t Direct ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ James Mangold in Talks to Replace (EXCLUSIVE) at Variety
  149. 03/30/20 — @JonKasdan Jon Kasdan on Twitter
  150. 04/01/20 — @JonKasdan Jon Kasdan on Twitter
  151. 04/03/20 — ‘Black Widow’ Takes ‘Eternals’ Fall Date, Sets Off Marvel Release Date Chain Reaction; ‘Mulan’ In Cinemas Late July; ‘Artemis Fowl’ To Disney+ at Deadline
  152. 05/27/20 — Logan Director James Mangold Talks R-Rating, Major Deaths, and Indiana Jones 5 - Uncut Interview at
  153. 06/14/20 — ‘Indiana Jones 5’: David Koepp on Why He’s No Longer Writing the Script at Collider
  154. 06/19/20 — David Koepp on 'You Should Have Left' and Leaving 'Indiana Jones 5' Behind at The Hollywood Reporter
  155. 09/17/20 — Indiana Jones 5 Update: Why Writer David Koepp Left the Movie at Den of Geek
  156. 10/21/20 — 'Trial of the Chicago 7' DP Phedon Papamichael on Aaron Sorkin and Adapting to Different Directors' Styles at Variety
  157. 11/16/20 — ‘Indiana Jones 5’ to Start Production August 2021 at TheDisInsider
  158. 12/09/20 — Indiana Jones 5 Producer Promises Harrison Ford is the Only Indy at Den of Geek
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  160. 01/05/21 — Exclusive: John Rhys-Davies Talks Indiana Jones 5! at
  161. 01/22/21 — @mang0ld James Mangold on Twitter
  162. 02/21/21 — Sean Patrick Flanery Wouldn't Say 'No' to 'Indiana Jones 5' Appearance (Exclusive) at
  163. 03/16/21 — Qumra 21: Phedon Papamichael looks forward to shooting 'Indiana Jones 5' at the UK's Pinewood Studios at Screen Daily
  164. 04/22/2021 — Thomas Kretschmann Joins Cast of ‘Indiana Jones 5’ in Undisclosed Role (Exclusive) at TheWrap
  165. 05/05/21 — Mads Mikkelsen on the ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Script: “It Was Everything I Wished It to Be” at Collider
  166. 05/09/21 — Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford heading to Scotland to film latest movie in hit franchise at Daily Record
  167. 05/13/21 — Mads Mikkelsen Is Not Aware the Internet Loves Him. And That's Why the Internet Loves Him. at
  168. 05/14/2021 — ‘Indiana Jones 5’: Boyd Holbrook and Shaunette Renée Wilson Join Harrison Ford In Next Installmentl at Deadline
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  170. 05/30/21 — First Indy 5 set photos. Filming starts in a week! (photos not mine) on Reddit
  171. 05/21/21 — Filming to take place at Bamburgh Castle with request made for closure of main village car park at the Northumberland Gazette
  172. 06/02/21 — ‘Indiana Jones 5’ To Begin Filming In The UK Next Week at Deadline
  173. 06/04/21 — Stars of Indiana Jones franchise including Harrison Ford descend on North Yorkshire Moors Railway to film fifth movie at the Yorkshire Post
  174. 06/06/21 — Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the North Yorkshire Moors as Harrison Ford stuntman is thrown from a motorbike wearing what appears to be a mask of the star's face at Daily Mail
  175. 06/07/21 — @IndianaJones_ch IJ Adventure Outpost on Twitter
  176. 06/11/2021 — He's back in the hat: Harrison Ford, 78, looks ready for action as he shoots tense-looking scenes with co-star Toby Jones on the set of Indiana Jones 5 in the Scottish Borders at the Daily Mail (Web archive)
  177. 06/13/21 — The 5th Indiana Jones to Film in Morocco This Summer at Morocco World News
  178. 06/12/21 — 40th Anniversary Raiders of the Lost Ark_John Rhys-Davies on YouTube
  179. 06/23/21 — Ford Injures Shoulder Rehearsing ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Fight Scene; Production To Shoot Around Recovery at Deadline
  180. 06/29/21 — Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford out of action for at least 3 months, postponing film at The Sun
  181. 06/30/21 — @LeDoctor Frank Marshall on Twitter
  182. 07/06/21 — Indiana Jones 5 turns Glasgow into the US at
  183. 06/18/21 — Indiana Jones movie: Filming to take place in Glasgow city centre next month at
  184. 07/13/21 — Glasgow draped in Americana for Indiana Jones filming on BBC News
  185. 07/15/2021 — ‘Indiana Jones 5’: Antonio Banderas Latest Addition To Next Installment In Franchise at Deadline
  186. 08/20/21 — Karen Allen will celebrate 40th anniversary of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' at special screening at Norman Rockwell Museum at The Berkshire Eagle
  187. 09/07/21 — Harrison Ford, 79, 'returns to filming Indiana Jones 5' after being forced to take three months off following shoulder injury at the Daily Mail
  188. 09/10/21 — @getFANDOM FANDOM on Twitter
  189. 09/18/21 — @mang0ld James Mangold on Twittter
  190. 10/14/21 — Phoebe Waller-Bridge is seen on the set of Indiana Jones 5 for the FIRST time as she drags Harrison Ford out of a ditch in Sicily beside a boat-full of GLADIATORS... as rumours emerge the sequel will feature TIME TRAVEL at the Daily Mail
  191. 10/18/2021 — Disney Delays ‘Doctor Strange 2,’ ‘Thor 4,’ ‘Black Panther’ Sequel and ‘Indiana Jones 5’
  192. 11/05/21 — ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Crew Member Found Dead On Location In Morocco at Deadline
  193. 11/09/2021 — Dutch Bodybuilder, Actor Olivier Richters Enjoyed Moroccans’ Warm Welcome in Fez at Morocco World News
  194. 01/01/22 — @mang0ld James Mangold on Twitter
  195. 02/20/22 — @LeDoctor Frank Marshall on Twitter
  196. 02/27/22 — @LeDoctor Frank Marshall on Twitter
  197. 03/07/22 — @mang0ld James Mangold on Twitter
  198. 04/08/22 — The Many Lives of Ke Huy Quan at
  199. 04/14/22 — Mads Mikkelsen on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Casting Chaos, Johnny Depp, JK Rowling and ‘Indy 5’
  200. 04/24/22 — @mang0ld James Mangold on Twitter
  201. 05/26/22 — @IndianaJones on Twitter
  202. 05/26/22 — @Disney on Twitter
  203. 05/26/22 — StarWars SWCA 2022: 20 HIGHLIGHTS FROM LUCASFILM’S STUDIO SHOWCASE on (backup link on
  204. 05/28/22 — Ian Seabrook on Instagram
  205. 06/14/22 — The World's Tallest Bodybuilder Shared His Plan for Building Monster Muscle at Men's Health
  206. 07/12/2022 — Indiana Jones 5 Aron Von Andrian Interview on YouTube
  207. 09/03/2022 —John Williams debuts 'Helena's Theme' from Indiana Jones 5 at Fantha Tracks
  208. 09/08/22 — @TheRaiderNet on Twitter
  209. 09/09/22 — @DisneyExaminer Disney Examiner on Twitter
  210. 09/10/22 — @DiscussingFilm DiscussingFilm on Twitter
  211. 11/13/22 — @mang0ld James Mangold on Twitter
  212. 11/18/22 — Empire’s World-Exclusive Indiana Jones 5 Covers Revealed at Empire
  213. 11/18/22 — Indiana Jones Is Back! ‘It’s Full Of Adventure, Laughs, And Real Emotion,’ Says Harrison Ford – World-Exclusive Image at Empire
  214. 11/21/22 — Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is Indy’s Goddaughter Helena In Indiana Jones 5: ‘She’s A Mystery And A Wonder’ – Exclusive Image at Empire
  215. 02/14/23 — ‘Dial of Destiny’ Director James Mangold Explains How Time Has Changed Indiana Jones at The Hollywood Repoter
  216. 03/27/23 – Disney's 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' Planning Cannes Festival Premiere (EXCLUSIVE) in Variety
  217. 04/03/23 – @IndianaJones Indiana Jones on Twitter
  218. 218.0 218.1 04/04/23 – Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Trailer Whips Up Enthusiasm in London in Vanity Fair
  219. 04/08/23 — #IndianaJones5 director #JamesMangold recalls filming #DialOfDestiny with LEGENDS like #HarrisonFord on YouTube
  220. 04/09/23 — Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny's Director Explains The 'Complex' Process Of Getting John Williams To Score The Film at Cinemablend
  221. 04/10/23 — Interview: James Mangold Explains Why Indiana Jones is Still Fighting Nazis in Dial of Destiny at IGN
  222. 04/18/23 — Indiana Jones 5 lands an earlier UK release date at Digital Spy
  223. 04/24/23 — Indiana Jones star Phoebe Waller-Bridge teases her "mysterious" Dial of Destiny character at GamesRader (Total Film's online presence)
  224. 04/26/23 — Harrison Ford Introduces New 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' Action Scene at CinemaCon at The Hollywood Reporter
  225. 05/12/23 — Meet Voller: Mads Mikkelsen on what to expect from the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny villain at Entertainment Weekly
  226. 05/15/23 — 'Indiana Jones' Writers on Filming 'Dial of Destiny's Tuk-Tuk Chase Sequence at Collider
  227. 05/31/2023 — Harrison Ford Has Stories to Tell at Esquire
  228. 05/31/2023 — @IndianaJones Indiana Jones on Twitter
  229. 06/14/23 — James Mangold On Taking Over For Steven Spielberg In Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny at Screen Rant
  230. 06/14/23 — Harrison Ford & Phoebe Waller-Bridge On The Journey Of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny at Screen Rant
  231. 06/14/23 — @Variety Variety on Twitter
  232. 06/15/23 — Why Ke Huy Quan’s Short Round Isn’t in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny at IGN Middle East
  233. 06/16/23 — “I don’t think I’m going to miss anything”: Harrison Ford Stuns Fans With His Reaction as 80 Year Old Bids Farewell to Indiana Jones After Four Decades at FandomWire
  234. 06/20/23 — Harrison Ford reflects on final day of filming Indiana Jones 5 at Digital Spy
  235. 235.0 235.1 235.2 06/21/23 — 'Indiana Jones 5' Director James Mangold on 'Pinch-Hitting' for Spielberg and Refusing Fan Service: Franchises Have Become 'Large-Scale Advertising' in Variety
  236. 06/22/23 — Harrison Ford Refuses to Retire From Acting as He Turns 81, Says 'Indiana Jones' Exit Is Not Bittersweet: 'It's Time For Me to Grow Up' at Variety
  237. 06/22/23 — James Mangold On ‘Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny’ And Why He Could Use A Glass Of Scotch Right Now at Uproxx
  238. 06/22/16 — In-Depth With Disney CEO Bob Iger on China Growth, 'Star Wars' Reshoots and Political Plans: "A Lot of People Have Urged Me to [Run]" at The Hollywood Reporter
  239. 12/10/20 — StarWars Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed on (backup link on
  240. 12/10/20 — Every Disney+ Announcement and More From the Disney Investor Day 2020 at
  241. 05/18/22 — Star Wars Forever: How Kathleen Kennedy Is Expanding the Galaxy at Vanity Fair
  242. 04/24/23 — Harrison Ford confirms he's done with Indiana Jones after Dial of Destiny at GamesRadar (Total Film's online presence)
  243. 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' Director James Mangold Breaks Down His Ambitious and Emotional Ending in The Hollywood Reporter
  244. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny | Teaser Trailer on YouTube
  245. Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones & Harrison Ford
  246. 04/25/23 — A Hollywood Masterclass with Steven Spielberg | 2023 TIME100 Summit on YouTube
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  248. 05/18/23 — Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny Review in Empire (Note: Article has story details from a restricted screening of the movie not otherwise released through official sources)
  249. 05/18/23 — Hunting Treasures, Punching Nazis: Indiana Jones Is Back in The Dial of Destiny in Vanity Fair (Note: Article has story details from a restricted screening of the movie not otherwise released through official sources)
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  251. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Rotten Tomatoes. Audience reception as of December 31, 2023.
  252. StarWars Lucasfilm Wins Several Categories at Saturn Awards on (backup link on
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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Soundtrack ( The Complete Collection) · "Sympathy For The Devil"
Behind the scenes
A Special Look · Making of · Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones & Harrison Ford (Soundtrack)
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Other material and merchandise
Indiana Jones Adventure Series · Indiana Jones Worlds of Adventure · Magazine
Indiana Jones films
Raiders of the Lost Ark · Temple of Doom · Last Crusade
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull · Dial of Destiny
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Feature-length episodes
Curse of the Jackal · Mystery of the Blues · Scandal of 1920 · Phantom Train of Doom
TV movies
Hollywood Follies · Attack of the Hawkmen · Treasure of the Peacock's Eye · Travels with Father
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones
The Early Years
My First Adventure · Passion for Life · The Perils of Cupid · Travels with Father
Journey of Radiance · Spring Break Adventure · Love's Sweet Song
The War Years
Trenches of Hell · Demons of Deception · Phantom Train of Doom
Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life · Attack of the Hawkmen · Adventures in the Secret Service
Espionage Escapades · Daredevils of the Desert
The Years of Change
Tales of Innocence · Masks of Evil · Treasure of the Peacock's Eye · Winds of Change
Mystery of the Blues · Scandal of 1920 · Hollywood Follies
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