Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Lucasfilm's Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Photo: 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd
The premiere comes 15 years after the presentation in 2008 of Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The final instalment in the franchise will be screened on 18 May at the festival and released in the UK and US on 30 June and in French cinemas on 28 June.
Dial Of Destiny marks Harrison Ford's fifth outing as Indiana Jones Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd
Mangold recalled that it was in 1995 that he first came to the Croisette with his first film Heavy in the Directors’ Fortnight. He said: “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.”
Composer John Williams, who has penned the score for each Indy adventure since the series began with the original Raiders Of The Lost Ark in 1981, has once again written the music.
Insiders report that Ford, in an opening sequence, will provide a de-aged version of his character.
Ford remains proud of the fact that he has never made a movie that did not earn back his salary at very least. As someone whose image has been larger than life for more than quarter of a century he accepts reluctantly his confirmed status as a celebrity on the A-list.
He once told me: “The worst part of it all is losing your privacy, and part of the fruits of my labour go into buying some of it back.”
The festival runs from 16 to 27 May with a full programme announcement anticipated next week.
Watch the trailer below: