It was just announced that the entire film catalog of ‘Indiana Jones’ will be available on Disney+ before the June 30 release of the new film ‘Dial of Destiny.’
According to Deadline, Lucasfilm made their first appearance at Disney Upfront with some big news.
Lucasfilm has just announced that the entire ‘Indiana Jones’ catalog will be heading to Disney+. During the announcement, they said we can expect it before the June 30 release of the final movie in the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise, ‘Dial of Destiny.’
It was later confirmed that the first four ‘Indiana Jones’ movies will arrive May 31, 2023 on Disney+.
Right now, the only place to stream the ‘Indiana Jones’ movies is on Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video. Paramount Pictures distributed the first four ‘Indiana Jones’ films, prior to the Disney takeover of Lucasfilm in 2012.
Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy said “We couldn’t be happier with the opportunities the medium [of streaming] and this platform have afforded us.”
According to Kennedy, the streaming of ‘Star Wars’ — also a Lucasfilm production — content increased 200% yearly. She also went on to say that their presence on Disney+ has “expanded the types and tones” of what the company produces.
During the appearance at Disney Upfront, Kennedy also showed trailers for ‘Skeleton Crew,’ and ‘The Acolyte.’ The audience was then shown a behind-the-scenes look at the new series ‘Ahsoka.’
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18 before opening in theaters on June 30.
The MPAA rates the movie PG-13. According to their classification, the rating is due to “sequences of violence and action, language and smoking.” While the rating itself doesn’t add much to what can be expected in the fifth and final film, it is an interesting reminder that the second film of the franchise, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” was a main catalyst (alongside “Gremlins”) that led the MPAA to create the PG-13 classification in the first place.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will take place in 1969, amidst the space race. Indiana Jones will encounter his old enemy, the Nazis, again. Voller is a villain inspired by Wernher von Braun, a real Nazi who became a NASA engineer.
The teaser trailer and artwork for the film debuted in December. A second teaser for “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” premiered during Super Bowl LVII.
Harrison Ford, now 80 years old, stated this will be the last “Indiana Jones” movie.
Before the film’s full title was announced, Empire shared behind-the-scenes photos and interviews with the cast last November.
“It’s full of adventure, full of laughs, full of real emotion. And it’s complex and it’s sneaky,” Ford said at the time. “The shooting of it was tough and long and arduous. But I’m very happy with the film that we have.”
It’s rumored that an Indiana Jones TV series could be in development for Disney+. It remains unclear if the storyline of this series would be a prequel to the films, set somewhere inside the franchise narrative, or following a totally new character rather than Henry Jones Jr. If this series is developed, it would not be the first TV show about Indiana Jones. In 1992-1993, “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” aired on ABC. Harrison Ford made a cameo appearance in one episode.
Watch the official trailer below:
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