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  • Writer's pictureDuke Daniel Pierce

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the Chase for the “Dial of Destiny”

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“I think it might take a little while to process. I was always a big fan and all of a sudden you’re meeting Harrison and Mads, and I’m like, ‘Oh shit,’ but honestly, within 15 seconds, it just felt like we were a gang. I enjoyed working with them and Jim so much.”

The famed archaeologist dawns his fedora and cracks his whip on one last adventure in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny swinging into theaters this weekend. This time he is aided (or hindered?) by an Academy past student. Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Specialized Training 2002) plays Helena, Jones’ goddaughter.

We find our beloved hero in a new era: one he is seemingly having trouble fitting into. He’s approaching retirement and has stumbled upon purposelessness when old friends and old enemies reemerge with a new plot to resurrect an all-too-familiar evil. The artifact - Archimedes Dial. The power to change the course of history. Indy must put a stop to those who wish to use it for evil and hopefully, he finds meaning along the way.

Stepping out of the director’s chair for the first in the franchise's history, Steven Spielberg takes a backseat as executive producer while James Mangold (Ford vs Ferrari, Logan) helmed the project. Spielberg quoted himself saying upon seeing a screening of the finished film, ‘Damn! I thought I was the only one who knew how to make one of these.” High-praise from the Jaws’ director, praise that surely made long-time Indy fans feel easy about going into the final installment.

“She’s certainly capable of being a movie star,” said Harrison Ford to Joy Press of Vanity Fair, “It’s a question of whether or not she wants to endure that responsibility.” Ford and Waller-Bridge reportedly got along swimmingly during the shoot with Waller-Bridge stating, “He made it very clear to me that I was his equal from the first day, and that was very liberating and allowed me to be mischievous and silly.”

See the two go toe-to-toe only in theaters June 30th. Watch the trailer below:


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