If you’re gonna go out, then go out with a bang, right? Well, clearly James Mangold agrees because he’s not leaving anything on the cutting room floor for Indiana Jones’ final outing.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will have a final runtime of 02:33:53, which will likely be rounded up by theatre chains to two hours and thirty four minutes, or 154 minutes, multiple sources have confirmed to One Take News. As always, this runtime includes the credits. Kathleen Kennedy previously said in an interview with Collider the film had a runtime of 142-143 minutes but our understanding is that this doesn’t include the credits.
With a runtime of 154 minutes, Dial of Destiny is the longest film in the Indiana Jones franchise by a wide margin. Raiders of the Lost Ark had a runtime of 115 minutes, Temple of Doom had a runtime of 118 minutes, The Last Crusade has a runtime of 128 minutes, the former record holder for the longest film in the franchise and finally, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has a runtime of 122 minutes.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny has been done for some time now. After director James Mangold said in December 2022 that the film was “99% finished”, the final film was rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of violence and action, language and smoking in March 2023. Sources have said that film is slowly being shown to employees of the studio and it’s slowly becoming easy to understand why they’re not only premiering the film at Cannes, over a month ahead of its release date, but also allowing for reactions and reviews to drop that early too. This is a very strong sign of good faith in the upcoming film.
Read the synopsis for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny:
In 1969, American archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones lives against the backdrop of the Space Race. Jones is uneasy over the fact that the U.S. government has recruited former Nazis to help beat the Soviet Union in the competition to make it to space. His goddaughter, Helena Shaw, accompanies him on his journey. Meanwhile, Jürgen Voller, a NASA member and ex-Nazi involved with the moon-landing program, wishes to make the world into a better place as he sees fit.Lucasfilm
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will have its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18 before getting a wide release on June 30, 2023. Are you excited for the final film in the long-running franchise? Let us know!