There's been a lot of chatter surrounding James Mangold's plans for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, with some pretty controversial rumours pointing to the movie ending with Indy passing the torch to his goddaughter Helena. The filmmaker has debunked that, though it does sound like some big changes are about to be made to the hero's final adventure.
Harrison Ford has already made it clear the movie will serve as his farewell to the role, while Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has promised fans Indiana Jones will never be recast.
Regardless, one of the biggest talking points when it comes to Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny has been the fact legendary composer John Williams will return to score the action. Recently, he previewed part of that music in Italy and dropped quite the bombshell about the upcoming movie.
"So we have just about completed the film," Williams started. "We have maybe another ending to shoot and to record, maybe in a couple [of] weeks."
Another ending? Reshoots often change movies, but an alternate ending suggests a decision has been made to totally alter how Indy's story concludes. While we don't believe half the nonsensical rumours floating around online, if test audiences have responded poorly to any sort of possible passing of the torch to set up a new franchise lead, that may well be scrapped.
Joining Ford in the sequel are Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Oliver Richters, Ethann Isidore, and Mads Mikkelsen.
The movie is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. As noted, John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, is once again composing the score, meaning we can look forward to hearing that classic theme again.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is set to be released in theaters on June 30, 2023.