Harrison Ford’s funniest scene from the teaser is recreated in a new fan poster for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The sixth film in the saga overall, James Mangold’s next movie, features Ford’s titular archeologist facing up against Nazis again, but this time in 1969. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, believed to serve as Ford’s last time as the hero, will introduce a handful of new characters played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Antonio Banderas, and Toby Jones. For the first time in the series’ history, director Steven Spielberg will not be at the helm of the future picture.
The trailer for Mangold’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was unveiled last week, satisfying fans’ months-long wait while promising plenty of action and mystery. One of the trailer’s more entertaining scenes involves Indy wielding a whip as the bad guys in the room pull out their firearms. This scene has been remade as an official-looking movie poster by Reddit user TheDocOfWho, who depicts Ford as the hero who suddenly realizes he’s over his head midway through a whip swing. View the promotional flyer here:
Indiana Jones’s Sense of Humor Has Always Been Crucial
Although the Indiana Jones trilogy has always featured plenty of action and even a handful of scary situations, all four movies also offer plenty of humour. Action and mystery are at the forefront of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Still, the archaeologist is given a sense of humanity through spirit, making him sympathetic. Despite its reputation as the series’ bleakest entry, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom features several humorous scenes, many of which include Ke Huy Quan’s Short Round. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the most lighthearted of the films, following the darker second installment. In it, Indy teams up with his father, played by Sean Connery, to search for the Holy Grail.
Humor is essential to the success of the Indiana Jones films and has been cited as a significant reason for the series’ continued popularity. Discovering the Ark of the Covenant or recovering the misplaced Sankara Stones, two of the four movie quests, are both fraught with danger and feature formidable foes. Still, every entry is bursting at the seams with a spirit of fun, making them all fantastically rewatchable and enjoyable for the whole family. Many viewers have probably wondered how Mangold’s Indiana Jones will stack up against Spielberg’s original features. Indeed, the teaser hints that the film will try to achieve a similar ratio.
Of course, it’s also crucial that Mangold’s picture doesn’t wander too far into ludicrous terrain, which is one of the charges against Spielberg’s divisive final Indiana Jones film. Some of Indy’s heroic deeds in the fourth film went too far, like when he survived a nuclear blast while hiding in a lead-lined refrigerator or steered a small boat down three successive drops of a waterfall. Just how well Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny does at the box office remains to be known. The director’s goal is to create something new while paying homage to the original trilogy.