Indiana Jones is preparing to return to the cinema this summer with the fifth – and most likely the last – chapter of the saga, Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Destiny .


A film on which Lucasfilm and Disney bet a lot, considering the bitter aftertaste left by the previous Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull . The budget, which Forbes unveiled in a recent article, goes hand in hand with that ambition: $294.7 million.

If confirmed, Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Destiny would be the eighth most expensive film ever made after Justice League, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Avengers: Infinity War, Avatar: Run Water, Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides .

As we know, the new movie will kick off with a sequence where Harrison Ford will be digitally rejuvenated to the classic Indy era. An effect that promises to be innovative, and that certainly took a good chunk of the budget.

The story of Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Destiny

We don’t know the more specific details yet, but we do know that the plot will be linked to Operation Paperclip , the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency program that recruited more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers and technicians between 1945 and 1959, some of them former members of the Nazi party. The antagonist Voller ( Mads Mikkelsen ) is in fact inspired by Wernher Von Braun , the father of the US space program.

The cast

The cast of Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Destiny includes Harrison Ford , Phoebe Waller-Bridge , Mads Mikkelsen , Boyd Holbrook , Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Shaunette Renée Wilson and Antonio Banderas .

Direction and production

The film is directed by James Mangold , director of Logan – The Wolverine and Le Mans ’66 . The production is handled by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall , veterans of the franchise, together with Steven Spielberg , who is not behind the camera for the first time. The music will still be by John Williams .