Along with the news of the U.S. ticket release, Lucasfilm has just released a new TV spot for the film with never-before-seen footage, and in it the mysterious Dial of Doom is revealed.
We still don’t officially know what it is or what it does, but this TV spot tells us some very interesting facts. By the way, if you want to catch up on the Indiana Jones movies, these are about to hit Disney+.
If you don’t want us to give anything away, you probably shouldn’t watch it, but if you want to explore it a little Indian style, watch it and let’s chat afterwards.
Explaining the new Indiana Jones trailer
Right at the beginning, we hear Indy say “In 213 B.C., Archimedes built the dial,” to which Helena, probably not in the same scene, adds, “That may change the course of history.”
We also see two characters (maybe Indy, maybe not) open an antique box, and then another character spray lighter fluid on a tablet and set it on fire, revealing a dial of sorts.
Is this the dial of destiny? Maybe, but later in the trailer we see a much more complicated dial that has a sort of smaller key that opens it from the center.
There’s a lot of setup to throw us off, but we know a few things for sure. The sphere is over 2,000 years old and was created by the Greek mathematical and scientific genius Archimedes.
And, for some reason, it seems to disassemble into several pieces. Is it for safety? And how can a sphere change history? Well, put it together – math, science and history being changed? How can someone doing math change history?
We won’t give anything away here as a precaution, but it seems that some of the early rumors about the film’s plot are true, and you can read more about them here.
All the mystery, speculation and years of waiting have almost come to an end. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny opens on June 30. It’s the end of Indiana Jones as we know him. Cinema will always be indebted to Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford.
Some of the links added in the article are part of affiliate campaigns and may represent benefits for Softonic.