Indiana Jones 5: a fan’s viewpoint 


By Nathan Cartmell 

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been looking forward to “Indiana Jones 5.” It has been almost 15 years since we have last seen our favorite adventurer in the incredibly divisive fourth installment of the series, “Kingdom of The Crystal Skull,” released in 2008. As a child, Indiana Jones was the ultimate action and adventure film, a flawless brainchild of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Together, paired with a fantastic cast and amazing music from John Williams, the first three movies were the quintessential adventure movies of my childhood. However, after the controversial fourth movie, there were worries from many fans that a fifth film would never be made. In 2019 though, a surprise announcement from Disney was made: “Indiana Jones 5” was happening. 

    After almost four years, numerous leaks, a pandemic, and other delays, the film has a name. “Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny” will be released in theaters on June 30, 2023. Now, it’s impossible to say what the exact plot of the film will be. However, it has been revealed that the story will involve the bullwhip carrying adventurer battling Nazis in 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission. Not much has been revealed about the “Dial of Destiny” in the title, so it is not known what the McGuffin of the film is. The trailer has revealed multiple scenes featuring a de-aged Harrison Ford alongside the present day version, along with a variety of supporting characters, such as Helena, Indy’s Goddaughter, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The cast also includes Mads Mikkelsen as Voller, the main antagonist, Antonio Banderas, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, and Shaunette Renee Wilson. It also stars John Rhys-Davies, who will be reprising his previous role as Sallah. The director is James Mangold, who has stated that this film will be the final film, and I personally can’t wait. Indiana Jones has been a tremendous influence on my life, and I can’t wait to see the final installment of my favorite adventurer’s journey.