Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate brought a meaty sense of adventure to London’s Star Wars Celebration, where a new trailer for the Lucasfilm spot debuted and another six minutes of the film was shown to an elated audience.
The fifth Indiana Jones comes from director James Mangold and stars Harrison Ford again as professor and adventurer Indiana Jones. Phoebe Waller-Bridge stars as Indiana Jones’ goddaughter, seen in the trailer dragging the archaeologist out of retirement.
The trailer and footage, littered with classic Indy moments, include tuk-tuk races through dusty Moroccan streets, Jones riding a horse through a New York street parade, and jumping out of a burning plane with Waller-Bridge (who saved him in the film describes as an “aging grave robber”) and a scene with a giant rolling boulder. To keep the ongoing Nazi theme of the film series alive, the story revolves around an ancient contraption that is haunted by both Jones and a villain played by Mads Mikkelsen, who says, “Hitler made mistakes and with this I will correct them all.” .”
Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Olivier Richters and Ethann Isidore also star in Dial of fate.
This is the first Indiana Jones feature film that will not be directed by Steven Spielberg, who helmed four episodes: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Temple of Doom (1984), The Last Crusade (1989) and Crystal skull (2008).
Dial of fate starts with Indiana Jones at age 70 (Ford is 80 in real life), and the movie will acknowledge that this is an older, more tired character.
“I wanted to follow Harrison’s own example and just deal with it straight forward,” Mangold previously said The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s not just a film about a hero in his twilight years being called back into action. It’s more than just his bones aching, it’s his soul hurt, or that some of his optimism or sense of fitting into the world might have evaporated.
John Williams, the composer behind the previous installments, returns to score. Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel produce. Spielberg executive produces with George Lucas.
Dial of fate hits theaters June 30 and premieres next month in Cannes.