Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was, apparently, full of reasons to infuriate the fandom, but the main one fell under its own weight: nobody could trust that Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf) was a good substitute for Harrison Ford as head of the franchise, no matter how insinuated that is in some parts of the film. Even so, with a view to the next film, which would be the fifth adventure and receives the title Indiana Jones and the dial of fateFord is 80 years old. Before filming began, the iconic actor confirmed that this would be the last time he would play the archaeologist, dropping in parallel that no one was going to replace him in any way. Still, the production of the dial of fate has been involved in rumors that say so. The reason is that the film (where James Mangold replaces Steven Spielberg) is co-starring Phoebe Waller Bridgewho accompanies Indy as Helena: a character that Mangold has linked with that of Barbara Stanwick in Eve’s three nights, and which, according to various voices on the Internet, intends to lead the saga as Ford retires permanently. Mangold has been hearing that rumor for months and before the release of the first trailer he gave a scolding to all those people who speculate and ignite the fandom’s spirits. But the buzz has continued, and responding to a tweet (already deleted) that insisted on the replacement theory, Mangold has ended up getting fed up, lashing out at the trolls and at those who share their lies.
One more time. No one is “taking over” or replacing Indy or donning his hat nor is he being “erased” through some contrivance—and he never was, not not in any cut or script—but trolls will troll—that’s how they get their clicks. 1/— Mangold (@mang0ld) December 2, 2022
“One more time. Nobody is going to ‘take over’, or replace Indy, or put on his hat, or be ‘erased’ in any way. It was never going to be, in any edit or script, but the trolls are going to keep trolling, that’s how they get their clicks.”. Mangold is aware that associating Waller-Bridge with this role means unleashing the ire of the most toxic fans, who in their day railed against the fact that the 007 rank became owned by a woman in no time to die (film that the author of fleabag, ironically, helped write). Hence the director of Logan want to quell this debate as soon as possible. “Please don’t tell me that trolls are right from time to time. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.”
“All one has to do is look at the set photos and interviews and get enough information to make guesses about the plot of the film”go on. “The difference between assholes and everyone else is that they want to make money off your feelings about other movies and the culture war. They spread assumptions as if they came from sources to get clicks. leave it now”. With or without relief, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate opens on June 30, 2023, and Disney has already confirmed to be working on an upcoming Indiana Jones series. To know who stars in it. Do you want to be up-to-date with all the new movies and series? Sign up for our newsletter.