Indiana Jones And The Dial of Destiny

Source: Disney/Lucasfilm

Indiana Jones And The Dial of Destiny

Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny will officially premiere in Cannes on May 18, the festival confirmed after months of rumours.

The Disney/Lucasfilm film directed by James Mangold and starring Harrison Ford in his titular role will host its world premiere on day 3 of the festival that runs May 16-27.

Mangold and Ford are expected to attend alongside the film’s stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore and Mads Mikkelsen.

The festival said it will also pay homage to Ford’s career with a special tribute and called Ford “the embodiment of heroic America”.

After presenting his first film Heavy at the festival in 1995 in the Director’s Fortnight sidebar, Mangold said in a statement that Twenty-eight years later, I am proud to return with a slightly larger spectacle. My legendary collaborators and I are very excited to share a brand new and final Indiana Jones adventure with you!”

2008’s Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull world premiered in Cannes to a standing ovation, ahead of its May release that year. Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny, however, doesn’t premiere in theatres until June 28 in France and June 30 in the US.

The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who composed the score for all of Indiana Jones adventures since the first installment of the saga in 1981, is once again behind the music.

The splashy premiere news comes after the festival confirmed just days earlier that Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon would get its own Palais red carpet welcome on May 20.

The 76th annual event is gearing up to be a Hollywood-heavy affair ahead of the official selection’s line-up that is meant to be announced on April 13, but is still not yet locked into the calendar.