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Everything You Need To Know About Indiana Jones Movies Before The Dial of Destiny

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is hitting theaters this month. How many more Indiana Jones movies are coming? Who was in the running to play the title character? Does Indiana Jones have kids? How do you watch the Indiana Jones movies in order? Here’s what you need to know about Indiana Jones movies before The Dial of Destiny.

About Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny

Harrison Ford returns as the legendary hero archaeologist, starring along with Phoebe Waller-Bridge , Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Shaunette Renée Wilson (“Black Panther”), Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Olivier Richters (“Black Widow”), Ethann Isidore, and Mads Mikkelsen.

Directed by James Mangold, 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 has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, has once again composed the score. The movie will open in theaters on June 30.

Read the Age Rating of Raiders of the Lost Ark: Parents Guide.

Read the Dial of Destiny parents guide to find out the age rating of the movie.

Check out the best quotes from Dial of Destiny.

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Lucasfilm’s INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

How Many Indiana Jones Movies Are Planned? Indiana Jones Movies In Order

There are currently not any more Indy movies planned.

The Dial of Destiny is called the final chapter. Whomp whomp for all of us Gen X Indy lovers.

But that does bring us to a grand total of 5 Indiana Jones movies.

Here’s how you can watch the Indiana Jones movies in Release order:

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023)

Here’s how to watch the Indiana Jones movies in Chronological order:

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023)

How To Watch The Indiana Jones Movies

We’ll update this list if any additional titles are announced.

It’s a safe bet that all will be released in theaters and then transition to streaming exclusively on Disney+ when the time comes.

Right now, you can watch the first 4 movies on Disney+ as well as the TV series, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

You can also order them on Amazon with this affiliate link.

That’s 22 episodes that you might have missed when they were first released! So go back and catch up on this fun series before Dial of Destiny hits theaters.

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Fun Facts About Indiana Jones Movies

  • Indiana Jones was supposed to be Indiana Smith. Spielberg didn’t like Smith, so Lucas suggested Jones. And a legend was named.
  • Henry Jones Jr. is the character’s real name, nicknamed Junior by his father in the 3rd movie. It turns out the dog was named Indiana…
  • Indiana has 1 son from marriage to Marion Ravenwood named Henry Jones III, nicknamed Mutt.
  • Indiana Jones gets his hat after Garth, a villain from the 3rd film, takes a prized artifact from Indy.
  • Indiana Jones famously hates snakes (Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?) but his father has a major fear of rats.
  • Oscar award winner Ke Huy Quan starred as Short Round in the 2nd movie. He reunited with Harrison Ford at D23 Expo in September of 2022 before going on to win awards for his role in Everything All At Once.
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  • Nazis. I hate these guys…” Don’t we all, Indy? The Nazis are the main villains in 3 of the 5 movies.
  • Harrison Ford performs most of his own stunts in the early movies.
  • Renowned playwright Tom Stoppard stepped in to pen some of the dialogue between Indy and Dr. Henry Jones in the 3rd movie.
  • Harrison Ford’s own scar on his chin was written into the script. Young Indiana (played by River Phoenix) catches himself with the whip on the chin in The Last Crusade.
  • Actors who almost played Indiana Jones: Tom Selleck, Nick Nolte, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Tim Matheson, Nick Mancuso, Peter Coyote, Jack Nicholson, Mark Harmon, Michael Biehn, Sam Shepard, Bruce Boxleitner, Don Johnson, and even David Hasselhoff.
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Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Lucasfilm’s IJ5. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

Where Can You Find Indiana Jones In the Disney Parks?

Since the summer of 1989, families have found thrills during showings of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular show at Walt Disney World.

This show takes place multiple times a day in Hollywood Studios, home of all things movies at Disney World.

Indiana Jones at Walt Disney World.a woman and a man run away from an airplane that's on fire.

This summer, fans of Indiana Jones will also have a chance to meet and greet Indiana Jones in Disneyland!

It looks like there will be a meet-up opportunity (or at least a walk-around character experience) from Jones in Adventure Land.

Look for Indie beginning June 30th for a limited time this summer near the Indiana Jones Adventure attraction.

Indiana Jones meet and greet at Disneyland. Man in front of a temple wearing a fedora hat and tan bomber jacket.
For a limited time this summer, beginning June 30, 2023, guests may once again encounter Indiana Jones in Adventureland at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)

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