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First trailer for 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny'

A scene from "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny." The official trailer for the film was released on Thursday; the film is scheduled to hit theaters in June 2023.

A scene from "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny." The official trailer for the film was released on Thursday; the film is scheduled to hit theaters in June 2023. (Lucasfilm, YouTube)


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DR. JONES' OFFICE — There are two movie experiences I'll never forget.

One is when I was 6 years old and standing in a line that serpentined for more than three blocks. The line started at the Villa Theater, as we all hoped to get a ticket to "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" before they all sold out. I'll never forget the building excitement as my older brother and I quoted the first two movies and imagined the incredible journey we were about to take. Walking out, we were on cloud nine, looking for a whip, a fedora and an adventure.

The second experience was when I was a 25-year-old living in New York City with my wife. We made our way on the One train to Times Square to see "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." We reminisced about previous Indy exploits and were eager to slip back into that world. The train ride back to our studio apartment on the outskirts of Harlem was filled with disappointment and longing — a had nothing to do with the smell emanating from the platform at 125th Street.

It has been 14 years since the release of "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Disney, LucasFilm, and Indiana Jones himself hope you'll take another ride with the archeologist in "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny."

The first trailer for Indy 5 is now online, and it's already gaining views than Dr. Jones gathers artifacts. Within the first hour of its release, the trailer was viewed more than half a million times and garnered nearly 5,000 comments on LucasFilm's official YouTube channel. That number doesn't include the thousands of channels that reposted the trailer.

The teaser doesn't offer much, but it includes Harrison Ford as the famed doctor, John Rhys-Davies as his friend Sallah, and a cast of new characters. Names on that list include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, and Antonio Banderas, to name a few. The trailer also includes the familiar Indy humor and that unmistakable noise of a punch these films have burned into my brain.

"The Dial of Destiny" could be loads of fun, but I have been tricked before. Regardless of past grievances, I refuse to be pessimistic about another Indiana Jones outing. This will be the first time Steven Spielberg isn't the director of the franchise. Instead, James Mangold, director of films such as "Logan," "Ford v Ferrari," and "Walk the Line," has taken the reins. I am a fan of Mangold, but the screenwriting team also has me optimistic. Brothers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth have penned some great films like the aforementioned "Ford v Ferrari" and a personal favorite, "Edge of Tomorrow."

Will the new team behind the camera and some fresh faces on the screen help revive this iconic franchise? We'll all have to wait and see as "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiney" is not slated for release until June 30, 2023.

What do you think of the new trailer? Let us know in the comments.

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John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. He also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome, and it just so happens, that these are the three things he writes about.

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