Lucasfilm has announced that before the June 30 theatrical release of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” the Indiana Jones catalog of films and series will finally be coming to Disney+.
The four Indiana Jones films have been available previously on Paramount+ and Prime Video, because Paramount had distributed them prior to the 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney.
Now, as of May 31, Disney+ subscribers will be able to binge all four films before heading to the theater to see the newest installment:
“Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”
In this first installment of the series, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards® including Best Picture and won four, archeologist-adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by Army Intelligence to track down an invaluable staff that is the key to locating the Ark of the Covenant, which is being sought by the Nazis. He does so with the help of best friend Sallah (John Rhys-Davies), and an ex named Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen).
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”
After fleeing a nightclub shooting and being dropped out of an abandoned plane, Professor Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), singer Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw), and 12-year-old Short Round (Ke Huy Quan) find themselves in a starving Indian village who blame their plight on the loss of three mystical stones that have always brought the village prosperity. Jones vows to return the stolen rocks — which brings him and his unlikely cohorts face-to-face with a deadly cult.
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”
Indy’s Nazi enemies are back and have kidnapped his father, Professor Henry Jones, Sr. (Sean Connery), in their effort to locate the sacred Holy Grail. Following a trail from America to Venice to the deserts of the Middle East, it’s up to Indy (Harrison Ford) to save his father, save the Grail, and save the day in this non-stop, action-packed adventure the whole family will treasure.
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
Nineteen years after his adventure with his father, famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. Marion (Allen) returns to help, along with introducing Indy to their son, Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf).
This new agreement between Paramount and Disney+ also includes the two season “The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones” TV show, which has not been officially available from Lucasfilm in 15 years.
The series chronicles the exploits of Indy as a young man (Sean Patrick Flanery as a teen and Corey Carrier as a younger child), from world travels as a child to teenage adventures in the First World War and beyond.
Each entry in the globe-trotting epic brings Indy to exciting locales and encounters with celebrated figures of history as varied as Theodore Roosevelt to Leo Tolstoy.
The series originally premiered on ABC as “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” and ran for 28 episodes from March 1992 to June 1993.
Four made for TV films were later released between 1994 and 1996, and the series was then edited to 22 TV films under the title “The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones” in 1999.
Harrison Ford made an appearance in one episode set in 1950. Ford’s “Star Wars” co-star Carrie Fisher also wrote an episode where Indy had a romance with French dancer/spy Mata Hari.
The Dial of Destiny
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” is the latest in the Jones saga, featuring Harrison Ford returning as the legendary hero archaeologist.
Indy is about to retire when he is thrust into a final adventure by his god-daughter Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge).
The film also stars John Rhys-Davies (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”), Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), Shaunette Renee Wilson (“Black Panther”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Das Boot”), Toby Jones (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Oliver Richters (“Black Widow”), Ethann Isidore (“Mortel”), and Mads Mikkelsen (“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”).
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” hits theaters June 30, 2023.
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