Final INDY 5 Trailer Dials In The Destiny Of This Last Crusade (VIDEO/POSTER)

It’s the final trailer for Indy’s final adventure. INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY, starring Harrison Ford, will open June 2023.

This truly is the last crusade.

In the final trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the premise is fully revealed (though no big surprises from what was first revealed in the previous teaser), we get our first (quick) look at Renaldo (a new “old friend” of Indy’s played by Antonio Banderas), and an intriguing look at a retiring Indiana Jones who gets pulled back into one last adventure — an adventure he thought ended nearly thirty years prior (one depicted in a flashback sequence with a fully de-aged Harrison Ford, which we get more glimpses of here).

While there’s certainly an aspect of this movie that feels very out of place for Indiana Jones (given the late 1960s setting), that’s ultimately a big reason to revisit this beloved character for a fifth and final time.

Those who are more skeptical about the endeavor will, no doubt, be triggered by an exchange halfway through this final trailer, a moment that will ignite the already-percolating fears about the Indy franchise possibly “going woke.” It’s when Helena (Indy’s goddaughter and rumored franchise heir, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge) describes archeology as “stealing” and then adds “it’s called capitalism.” I can’t say I’m a fan of that modern take on archeology either but, hopefully, they’ll keep that kind of commentary limited to the kind of quip it is here.

On balance, though, it looks like director James Mangold (Logan, Ford V. Ferrari) has whipped up a worthy final chapter in the saga of Indiana Jones. And one worthy of its iconic star, too.

In addition to this last trailer, the official movie poster has been released (see gallery below). Done in the style of retired poster artist Drew Struzan (the man behind all of the original Indy poster art), this one comes from Tony Stella, a man who’s picked up Struzan’s stylistic mantle in previous fan posters for the original Indiana Jones trilogy.

At the risk of being sacrilegious, I dare say he’s taken Struzan’s aesthetic and improved upon it. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny premieres mid-May at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and then opens worldwide in theaters on June 30, 2023.

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