‘Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny’ Sets World Premiere At Cannes

While some fans may be skeptical over Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, it’s clear that Disney and Lucasfilm have the utmost confidence. How do we know? Because they’re taking the long-rumored step of giving Harrison Ford’s send-off a prestigious world premiere at Cannes.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is part of the Cannes Film Festival lineup, premiering out-of-competition as expected. While this might seem unusual, it’s not that crazy. For one thing, Steven Spielberg is still attached to the film as a producer even though the directing reins were handed over to James Mangold. And all one needs to do is look at Top Gun: Maverick, which premiered at Cannes last year and saw the thunderous buzz propel it to huge box office and accolades.

Mangold talked about the news and what it means to him after his last trip to Cannes nearly three decades ago with his debut feature, Heavy.

“In 1995, I was honored to come to Cannes with my first film as part of Director’s Fortnite. Twenty-eight years later, I am proud to return with a slightly larger spectacle,” said Mangold. “My legendary collaborators and I are very excited to share a brand new and final ‘Indiana Jones’ adventure with you!”

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny opens on June 30th.

Travis Hopson
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