The forthcoming film “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” which was invited to screen at Cannes, is reportedly set in 1969 and will include another “mystical relic.” The snake-fearing, whip-wielding archaeologist (Harrison Ford) will again take on Nazis—this time evidently those who have infiltrated NASA during the Cold War space race.
It’s said to be Ford’s final appearance in the iconic role of the series that began in 1981, again teaming up with executive producers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. (It’s being produced by Lucas Films, now owned by Disney). The new movie is directed by James Mangold, who also co-wrote the script.
“Indy” faced Nazis in the very first “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) and again in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989). “Nazis. I hate these guys,” he says at one point.
The forthcoming flick also stars actors Antonio Banderas and John Rhys-Davies, the latter who played Sallah in “Raiders” and “Last Crusade.”
Speculation from fans about the relic includes the ancient Greek Antikythera mechanism, and the film’s trailer seems to suggest some time travel.
Could it involve Nazis who survived World War II attempting to travel back in time to save the Third Reich from defeat?
Only time will tell … until June 30 that is.