Indiana Jones 5: Dial of Destiny release date, cast with Harrison Ford, year film takes place, is it the last?

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Indiana Jones 5: Dial of Destiny will see Harrison Ford return for a new adventure set during the Space Race

Coming more than four decades after Raiders of the Lost Ark, and 15 years after Indy’s last outing in the poorly received Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Harrison Ford is back as the archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones in a new adventure. While Shia LaBeouf is not expected to reprise his role as Indy’s son, Mutt, John Rhys-Davies will be back as Sallah, an Egyptian excavator and freind of Indy’s.

Recently, Ford said he was “deeply moved and humbled” as he received an honorary Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The veteran US actor was presented with the accolade on Thursday (18 May) ahead of the world debut screening of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny.

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Ahead of the screening, audiences saw a highlight reel of the actor’s career before he took to the stage to present the film.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5 | YouTube

Becoming emotional, he said: “They say when you’re about to die you see your life flash before your eyes. And I just saw my life flash before my eyes. A great part of my life but not all of my life. My life has been enabled by my lovely wife, supporting my passion and my dreams and I’m grateful.”

Addressing the audience directly, he continued: “And I love you too. You’ve given my life purpose and meaning and I’m grateful for that. So grateful to have the opportunity to work with others like … Phoebe [Waller-Bridge] and Mads [Mikkelsen]. I am deeply moved by this honour, and humbled – but I got a movie you gotta see. So let me get out of the way.”

This is what we know so far about Indiana Jones 5: Dial of Destiny:

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What is Indiana Jones 5 about?

The fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise takes place in the years depicted between Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989) and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

While we don't have an official plot synopsis yet for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, there are some things we know about the upcoming film. The trailer shows Indy taking on the Nazis again, but this could well be in a flashback scene - the trailer clearly shows that Ford has been digitally de-aged for some scenes in the movie.

With the film is expected to take place some time after Crystal Skull, which was set in 1957 - so it is likely that the film will be set in the 1960s - according to Empire, the setting is 1969. This would align with a scene from the trailer which appears to show a ticker-tape parade which celebrates the Apollo 11 astronauts return from the moon, with speculation wondering if the space race could play an important role in the plot.

It appears that the film will take part over different time periods, likely during Indy’s earlier days fighting the Nazis in the Second World War, and in 1969 in the midst of the Space Race between the Americans and the Soviets.

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Speaking at D23, Ford said: "I’m very proud to say this one is fantastic. Indiana Jones movies are about mystery and adventure, but they’re also about heart. We have a really human story to tell, as well as a movie that will kick your ass."

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Harrison Ford has been de-aged in the Indiana Jones 5 trailer | YouTube

Who is in the cast of Indiana Jones 5?

  • Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Voller
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena
  • Boyd Holbrook as Klaber
  • Toby Jones as Basil
  • John Rhys-Davies as Sallah
  • Shaunette Renée Wilson as Agent Mason
  • Mark Killeen as Pontimus
  • Antonio Banderas as Indy's friend Renaldo
  • Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber

What is the Indiana Jones 5 release date?

Indiana Jones 5 is currently set for release in UK cinemas on 30 June 2023. It is likely that the film will land on Disney+ after it has had a cinematic run. Thor: Love and Thunder landed on the streaming platform eight weeks after it was released in cinemas, so Indiana Jones 5 could land on Disney+ around 30 August 2023.

Disney has owned the distribution rights to future Indiana Jones films since 2013, whilst Paramount owns the rights to the first four films. Although, the four movies were removed from Paramount+ this year for unknown reasons. You can currently watch the first four Indiana Jones films on Now TV Cinema.

Will there be an Indiana Jones 6?

A sixth Indiana Jones film has not yet been confirmed - however, given the length of time between the fourth and fifth instalment, it’s not likely. Harrison Ford turned 80 this year, so if there is another 14 year wait until the next film, the actor would be 94 when it’s released.

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In November it was reported that Disney was considering making an Indiana Jones spin-off series. It is not known whether this would be a spin-off, sequel or prequel, and even if it would feature any of the cast from the movies.

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