Earlier this month, Indiana Jones: Den of Destiny opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The beverage outpost promises “rare antiquities” and “refreshing libations.” We already reviewed the three new beverages on offer, but today we noticed even more “rare antiquities” in the form of CIA profiles and photos of different characters from the Indiana Jones saga. Let’s take a look.
Indiana Jones: Den of Destiny
This new display case combines photos from throughout the Indiana Jones film series with CIA “profiles” on important characters to the franchise.
Marion Ravenwood, portrayed by Karen Allen, has a CIA profile. She played a significant role in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” as Indiana Jones’ former love interest and daughter of his mentor. Throughout the film, Marion proves herself to be a resourceful and resilient partner, actively contributing to the pursuit of the Ark of the Covenant while also serving as a grounding force for Indy amidst the thrilling adventures and dangerous encounters they face together.
Dr. Henry Jones Sr, Indy’s father, has a CIA profile. His character was played in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” by Sean Connery, who passed away in 2020. He not only provided a captivating dynamic to the film through his strained relationship with Indy but also contributed essential knowledge and insights that were crucial in the quest to find the Holy Grail.
You can even find some CIA documentation on Indiana Jones himself.
Photos of characters from throughout the Indiana Jones saga can be found in the display case.
You can even spot photos from “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.”
And of course, you can still see the Dial of Destiny itself.
For our full tour of the Den of Destiny, click here.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18. It will open in theaters on June 30.
The MPAA rates the movie PG-13. According to their classification, the rating is due to “sequences of violence and action, language and smoking.” While the rating itself doesn’t add much to what can be expected in the fifth and final film, it is an interesting reminder that the second film of the franchise, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” was a main catalyst (alongside “Gremlins”) that led the MPAA to create the PG-13 classification in the first place.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will take place in 1969, amidst the space race. Indiana Jones will encounter his old enemy, the Nazis, again. The antagonist, Voller, is a villain inspired by Wernher von Braun — a real Nazi who became a NASA engineer.
The teaser trailer and artwork for the film debuted in December. A second teaser for “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” premiered during Super Bowl LVII.
Harrison Ford, now 80 years old, stated this will be his last “Indiana Jones” movie.
Before the film’s full title was announced, Empire shared behind-the-scenes photos and interviews with the cast last November.
“It’s full of adventure, full of laughs, full of real emotion. And it’s complex and it’s sneaky,” Ford said at the time. “The shooting of it was tough and long and arduous. But I’m very happy with the film that we have.”
It’s rumored that an Indiana Jones TV series could be in development for Disney+. It remains unclear if the storyline of this series would be a prequel to the films, set somewhere inside the franchise narrative, or following a totally new character rather than Henry Jones Jr. If this series is developed, it would not be the first TV show about Indiana Jones. In 1992-1993, “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” aired on ABC. Harrison Ford made a cameo appearance in one episode.
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