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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny releasing on 30th June 2023


Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is an upcoming American action-adventure film directed by James Mangold, who co-wrote the script with Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones film series. The film stars Harrison Ford in his fifth and final portrayal of archaeologist Indiana JonesJohn Rhys-Davies reprises his role as Sallah from past films, with new cast members including Phoebe Waller-BridgeAntonio BanderasShaunette Renée WilsonThomas KretschmannToby JonesBoyd HolbrookOlivier Richters, Ethann Isidore, and Mads Mikkelsen.

Dial of Destiny is the first film in the series not directed by Steven Spielberg nor with a story written by George Lucas, with Spielberg and Lucas serving as executive producers instead. It is also the first film in the series not to have the involvement of Paramount Pictures, as The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012.

Plans for a fifth Indiana Jones film harken back to the late 1970s when Lucas and Spielberg negotiated with Paramount for four sequels to Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Lucas began researching potential plot devices for a fifth film in 2008, although the project stalled for years. He passed the project to producer Kathleen Kennedy in 2012, when she became the president of Lucasfilm. Progress on a fifth film remained dormant while the company worked on the Star Wars sequel trilogyDavid Koepp was eventually hired to write the fifth film in 2016, with a release date set for 2019, although this was delayed several times due to script rewrites. In 2018, Jonathan Kasdan was hired to replace Koepp, who returned to scribe in 2019 before eventually leaving the project. Spielberg was to direct the film, but stepped down in 2020, with Mangold taking his place. Filming began in June 2021 and concluded in February 2022. Shooting locations include various locations in the United Kingdom in England and Scotland, Italy, and Morocco.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is scheduled for release theatrically in the United States on June 30, 2023.

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