Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' trivia and fun facts

Without Spielberg

The only Indiana Jones film in the series not to be directed by Steven Spielberg - though he does have an executive producer credit. The decision to step away from the film as director was entirely Spielberg's idea.


Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas previously worked together in 'The Expendables 3'.

Harrison Ford breaks a record

Harrison Ford will be 80 at the time of this film's release (two weeks shy of his 81st birthday), making him the oldest person to play the lead in a Disney film. The previous record holder was Richard Farnsworth, who was 79 at the time of 'The Straight Story' release.

Lot of Indy

At 2 hours and 34 minutes, this will be the longest Indiana Jones film.

Complete cycle

George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Paramount Pictures first agreed to five Indiana Jones films in 1979.

Spielberg approves it

Steven Spielberg saw and gave the movie his blessing at CinemaCon by saying: "I just had that experience two nights ago. [Disney CEO] Bob Iger had a screening for a lot of the Disney executives and I came to the screening along with the director James Mangold. Everybody loved the movie. It's really, really a good Indiana Jones film. I'm really proud of what Jim has done with it." He added, "When the lights came up I just turned to the group and said, 'Damn! I thought I was the only one who knew how to make one of these.'

Ford recommendation

Steven Spielberg was originally set to direct, but stepped down in 2020. James Mangold was hired at Harrison Ford's suggestion, as the two had already worked together on The Call of the Wild.

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