almost 15 years ago, Indiana Jones fans were shocked to learn that the famous archaeologist was a father. It was revealed that Indy and her former flame Marion Ravenwood had a son: Henry “Mutt” Walton Jones III, played by Shia LaBeouf. Although technically a Jones, Henry went by the name Mutt Williams, the last name of his stepfather, who died in World War II. As Colin Williams raised Mutt, Mutt got to see his mother and his father rekindle their love for him and end up together.
Next summer, fans will see again, and probably for the last time, Harrison Ford donning his iconic fedora in Indiana Jones and the dial of fate. The film will show Indiana Jones on one last adventure with his goddaughter, Helena. However, Mutt will not appear. But not all is lost. fate sphere director, James Mangold, recently sat down with entertainment weekly and mentioned the future of Mutt.
It follows the events of the divisive fourth film, 2008’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which infamously introduced Mutt, Indy’s motorcycle-loving greaser and vine-swinger of a son, played by Shia LaBeouf, an addition that didn’t go over well. received by many fans, and was later criticized by the actor himself. LaBeouf and his character won’t be in Dial of Destiny, and Mangold promises audiences will “find out what happened to him,” but of course he won’t say more.
Here’s what we know about the highly anticipated fifth film in the hit franchise.
Plot details are scant at the moment, but according to an Empire report, everyone’s favorite archeology professor will this time be fighting a familiar enemy: the Nazis. Set in 1969 in the midst of the space race, the outlet says: “The American effort to beat the Russians to the moon brings with it some uncomfortable truths for Indy.”
“The simple fact is that the moon landing program was run by a group of ex-Nazis,” Indiana Jones 5 co-writer Jez Butterworth told the outlet. “How ‘ex’ they are is the question. And that bothers Indy…” According to Butterworth, audiences can expect Indy to feel a bit out of place in this new era. “It’s not just that the model of what a hero is has completely changed,” he says. “It’s not just that they’re looking for something where there’s nothing up there, it’s like Reno without the game, or whatever his line is. But the people behind it are, you know, his sworn enemies.” The August 13, 1969 ticker parade in New York celebrating the Apollo 11 astronauts will also feature in some capacity in the film.
If you can’t wait to see Indy return to the big screen, get out with this trailer!
Indiana Jones and the dial of fate will star Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena, Mads Mikkelsen as Jürgen Voller, Antonio Banderas as Renaldo, Toby Jones as Basil and John Rhys-Davies will return to the role of Sallah. The film will hit theaters on June 30, 2023.