This year’s Star Wars Celebration got off to a sensational start today in London with the stars and filmmakers of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny wowing fans with the first look at the never-before-seen trailer and an extensive exclusive look at the film.
Appearing in person were actors Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen, director/co-writer James Mangold, and producer Kathleen Kennedy, with a message from star Harrison Ford, to reveal new details about the highly anticipated installment of the iconic franchise.
While the trailer doesn’t reveal too much, we do get a peek at the film’s plot. As which will revolve around Indy and his goddaughter Helena Shaw (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) seeking out the titular Dial of Destiny. The function of this mysterious dial remains to be seen, but it seems like multiple people will be seeking it out, which should result in plenty of danger for our hero.
And there is lots of danger for Indy – riding on horseback in the subway being chased down by a train, car chases, plane chases, Nazis and whips. The film looks like a fitting send-off for Ford. Watch below:
It’s been rumored that five different endings were screened and all feature Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge replacing Ford, with the following being the worst ending and that it is the ending Kathleen Kennedy wants to go with.
According to Cosmicbook News, the film ended with young Indy sacrificing himself to save his goddaughter, Helena, causing the adventuring archeologist to fade away. Helena picks up his hat and the movie ends with a montage of her in iconic Indiana Jones scenes set to the John Williams score.
It was also rumored that Kennedy and the studio are butting heads over the ending. Supposedly Kennedy wanted that ending and the studio balked.
There have been reshoots since then.
In Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Ford returns as the legendary hero archaeologist, starring along with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore, and Mikkelson. Directed by Mangold, the film is produced by Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and Disney Legend George Lucas serving as executive producers.
Iconic composer John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, has once again written the score.
The film, which will be Ford’s final Indiana Jones adventure, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, May 18 and open in theaters on Friday, June 30.