‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,’ Everything You Need to Know

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is action adventure film directed by James Mangold. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd. and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film is a sequel to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) and serves as the fifth and final installment in the Indiana Jones film series.

When will Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny be released?

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny had its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2023, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 30, 2023. 

Who’s in the cast of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny?

  • Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw, Jones’s goddaughter.
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Jürgen Voller, a former Nazi during World War II who has been hired by NASA and seeks to use the Apollo moon landing program for his own gain.
  • Antonio Banderas as Renaldo, an old friend of Indy who captains boats.
  • John Rhys-Davies as Sallah, Jones’s old friend who aided in finding the Ark of the Covenant in 1936 and the Holy Grail in 1938.
  • Toby Jones as Basil Shaw, an ally of Jones from his days at World War II and Helena’s father, who was obsessed over the Dial of Destiny.
  • Boyd Holbrook as Klaber, Voller’s nefarious right-hand man in 1969.
  • Ethann Isidore as Teddy Kumar, Helena’s sidekick.
  • Shaunette Renée Wilson as Mason, a US government agent.
  • Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber, a Nazi working with Voller in 1944.
  • Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, Jones’s wife
  • Olivier Richters as Hauke, a henchman of Voller
  • Mark Killeen as a henchman of Voller.

Watch the trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Official posters for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

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What happens in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny?

In 1969, American archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones lives against the backdrop of the Space Race, looking after the legendary Dial of Destiny. Jones has started to feel doubts when the U.S. Government recruited former World War II enemies in their desperation to beat the Soviet Union out in the competition to make it to space. His goddaughter, Helena, accompanies him on his journey. Meanwhile, Voller, a NASA member and ex-Nazi involved with the moon-landing program, wishes to make the world into a better place as he sees fit.


On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 62% based on 112 reviews, with an average rating of 6.20/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Although there’s a nostalgic rush in seeing Harrison Ford back in action, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is a largely unnecessary franchise finale.” 

Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 56 out of 100, based on 30 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.