‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Cannes Reactions Arrive: ‘Redemption’ & ‘Highly Satisfying’

Are we finally getting a good Indiana Jones movie again?

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Disney Lucasfilm

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny recently a grand splash at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The illustrious event marked the world premiere of the the final Indiana Jones movie starring Harrison Ford and opened the floodgates for the very first reactions to the flick.

Opening in theaters this June, The Dial of Destiny transports audiences back into the world of mysterious artifacts and high-stakes adventures of Indiana Jones. Initial reviews trickling in from the Cannes Festival suggest that Harrison Ford’s final portrayal of Indiana Jones is nothing short of spectacular, thanks in part to co-writer and director James Mangold.

The world premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny at Cannes was a deeply emotional event for Harrison Ford. The Hollywood legend, visibly moved during the post-premiere ceremony, took a moment to acknowledge the significance of bidding farewell to his iconic character after the screening, which received a six-minute standing ovation.

The future of Indiana Jones

In addition to Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Disney and Lucasfilm are also developing a new series set within the same world as the films. The series is being envisioned as a prequel to 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, with a young version of Abner Ravenwood taking on a central role. Abner is the father of Karen Allen’s Marion Ravenwood and the mentor of Indiana Jones.

If the television series ends up moving forward, the Indiana Jones franchise would be returning to the small screen for the first time since the 1990s. Indy was previously the face of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles on ABC, as well as four television specials from the Family Channel, the network that is now known as Freeform. Harrison Ford made an apppearance in one episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which also starred Sean Patrick Flanery, Corey Carrier and George Hall, with the four actors playing the titular hero across various stages of his life.

Directed by James Mangold, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny also stars Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson and Toby Jones. Mangold co-wrote the script alongside Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is currently slated to hit theaters on June 30, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the movie and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.