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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Cast & Character Guide

Indiana Jones is one of the most well-known franchises in cinematic history, and the movies have a loyal fanbase. With that said, the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny has been highly anticipated. Luckily, it's almost here and fans have more faces to look out for than just Indy.


Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

Considering the franchise shares his name, it's really not surprising that Indiana Jones is the main character. This has been the case for quite a while, as he's been the focus of all five Indiana Jones movies stretching across the years since 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indy is an expert in the field of archeology. Aside from his duties as a professor, he constantly sets out on various expeditions, often risking his safety for precious artifacts. Perhaps he's best known for his talents in fighting off enemies, usually consisting of his famous whip. Or, he's best known for the man behind the character.

Harrison Ford is undoubtedly the most recognizable name throughout the casts of each Indiana Jones movie. He's been a household name for decades, and he's the star of plenty of George Lucas films, especially. This includes the Star Wars franchise, where he plays Han Solo. He's also been in action movies like Clear and Present Danger and Air Force One. He's set to return to playing noteworthy movie presidents as President Thunderbolt Ross for Marvel.


Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw

One of the many new faces in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is Helena Shaw. She's introduced as Professor Jones' goddaughter, as she's the daughter of one of his closest friends and coworkers. She accompanies him across the movie and is certainly a match for the professor when it comes to her courage and sharp wit. She's also described to be a bit of trouble for the fedora-wearing adventurer, which makes for a more entertaining partnership like the one Temple of Doom achieved with Ke Huy Quan's Short Round and Dr. Jones.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been thriving lately as both an actor and a writer. Not only did she write and star in the one-woman production of Fleabag, but she also turned it into the widely-successful show it's known as nowadays. She's also attached to equally successful projects like Run, Killing Eve, and the James Bond flick No Time To Die.


Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood

Marion Ravenwood is hardly an Indiana Jones newcomer. She's appeared frequently throughout the franchise's long run, coming and going throughout Indy's life. She's certainly a match for Jones, able to keep up with his adventures and his hectic life. Marion is Indiana Jones' most iconic love interest, though their courtship is toxic at best. She's also the mother of his child and is one of the characters that fans have been itching to see back in the saddle. Aside from the three Indiana Jones movies she's starred in, Marion Ravenwood's actor Karen Allen has starred in movies like National Lampoon's Animal House, Scrooged, The Perfect Storm, The Glass Menagerie, and even The Sandlot movie duo.


John Rhys-Davies as Sallah

Sallah is also no stranger to the Indiana Jones franchise. He's first introduced as an Egyptian excavator back in Raiders of the Lost Ark and quickly becomes a loyal ally of Dr. Jones, even helping him find the Well of Souls. He reunited with Indy once more in Last Crusade. Overall, he's a helpful guy and has a large, infectious personality. The man behind the legend is John Rhys-Davies who has starred in numerous smaller productions over the years, including the likes of Anaconda: Offspring and Anacondas: Trail of Blood. Aside from his role as Sallah, Rhys-Davies is best known for Gimli in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


Antonio Banderas as Renaldo

Renaldo isn't a big name in the Indiana Jones franchise, but he's considered to be one of Jones' friends and allies. He and the professor are said to have a history, and Renaldo is seemingly always there for him. He's an expert diver, even being regarded as Spain's best. Needless to say, he's a nice guy for Indy to know if he's ever in a bind, which he usually is. Antonio Banderas is behind plenty of memorable roles, though he's likely most known for his iconic role as Zorro. He's also been in movies like Philadelphia, Evita, and Interview with the Vampire. But, perhaps he's most fondly remembered as the voice of Puss in Boots in the beloved Shrek movies and his spin-off Puss in Boots: The Last Wish or even his role in Spy Kids.


Toby Jones as Basil Shaw

Like Renaldo, Basil Shaw isn't well-known in the Indiana Jones world. He's one of Indy's closest friends and a fellow archeology professor. When he's not at his post in Oxford, he sometimes goes on adventures like Indy. But, most notably, his daughter Helena is more of the star of the show. When it comes to being a star, however, actor Toby Jones has it in the bag, He's one of the best-known character actors in the UK. He's been in projects like Empire of Light and Frost/Nixon on top of his roles in blockbusters like The Hunger Games and Captain America. By far his most beloved character, though, is Dobby in the Harry Potterfranchise.


Ethan Isidore as Teddy

Not much is known about Teddy yet, as he's a newcomer to the Indiana Jones franchise. But, from what can be gathered, he's a skilled pick-pocket and petty criminal. Being Helena Shaw's right-hand man plops him into the world of Dr. Jones. He's likely just another one of the fun characters helping Indy in his search for the titular Dial of Destiny. The actor behind Teddy, Ethan Isidore is also not very well-known yet. The young actor has a couple of titles in his repertoire, including TV shows like Sam and Mortel and a couple of French shorts called Les Passengers and Au Revoir Tom Selleck.


Mads Mikkelsen as Jürgen Voller

Jürgen Voller is one nasty fella. He's a scientist who, unfortunately, works for the Nazis, which is nothing new in the Indiana Jones franchise considering the movies have featured Indy punching the Nazis a few times. Voller is the main villain of Dial of Destiny, as a powerful Nazi in WWII and then a lead scientist during the Space Race. He's essentially racing Indy for the titular artifact, hoping to use the moon landing as a platform for his evil schemes. Mads Mikkelsen is not the most known name of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, but he's definitely up there. He's best known for his extraordinary ability to play villains perfectly. This includes villains like Hannibal Lecter in the NBC hit Hannibal. He's also featured as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Casino Royale, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Clash of the Titans, and Doctor Strange among many others.

To see these folks and more, Indy's final ride, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, drops in theaters on June 30.



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