A new piece of fan art gives Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny a classic poster design in the vein of Steven Spielberg’s original films.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny gets an old-school poster design thanks to an impressive new piece of fan art. The fifth film in the franchise will see Harrison Ford’s next outing as the famed archeologist is expected to be the actor’s last. With original franchise director Steven Spielberg serving only as an executive producer this time around, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny sees Logan and Ford V Ferrari director James Mangold take the reins as Ford’s titular hero faces off against Nazis in the 1960s. In addition to Ford, the upcoming film features performances from John Rhys-Davies, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, and Toby Jones.
Following the recent release of the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny trailer, a new piece of fan art from artist C. Wilby (via IJ Adventure Outpost) gives the movie a classic poster design reminiscent of Spielberg’s original Drew Struzan illustrated entries in the franchise. The art unites Ford with Mikkelsen, Waller-Bridge, and Rhys-Davies in a hand-drawn style that also incorporates elements from the trailer. Check out the impressive fan art below:
How Indiana Jones 5 Can Return To The Franchise’s Roots
Although the franchise remains beloved, 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is something of a disappointment for many fans. The movie is considered to have gone too far in some regards, including an over-reliance on CGI, far-fetched set pieces, and the introduction of science-fiction elements like aliens. Despite now being decades old, the three original Indiana Jones movies still hold up remarkably well today because they predominately feature believable action scenes in addition to the more restrained and mysterious fantastical elements that the franchise is now known for. If Mangold’s upcoming fifth entry can recapture this balance, the film will already be well on its way to feeling like a classic adventure.
Plot specifics for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny are still under wraps, but the film is confirmed to take place predominately in 1969. While this would make Ford’s hero not too far off from the actor’s real-life age, the upcoming film is also expected to feature several flashback sequences. As was shown off in the movie’s first trailer, these sequences will see Ford’s Indiana Jones de-aged to look just like he did around the time of the original three movies. Although the act of de-aging the character may seem, on the surface, to further disconnect Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny from the franchise’s roots, the film can now create a full-circle arc for Ford’s character, thus potentially allowing the film to work in concert with Spielberg’s original three movies.
Many questions remain about Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, but many fans are evidently hoping for a course correction after the divisive 2008 entry. Mangold’s film has the difficult task of accounting for Ford’s advanced age, but if it manages to recapture the more grounded feeling of Spielberg’s original Indiana Jones movies it could end up serving as a worthy farewell to an iconic character. With a release date not set until next June, it will likely be a while before fans are treated to an additional trailer that sheds more light on the film’s story.
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Source: C. Wilby (via IJ Adventure Outpost/ Twitter)
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