First 'Indy 5' trailer & title revealed
And is FAST the answer?
What to watch
Trailer: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny — June 30 in theaters
Directed by James Mangold, written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth, starring Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Bandera, John Rhys-Davies, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Oliver Richters, Ethann Isidore, and Mads Mikkelsen.
With Harrison Ford being 80 years old and James Mangold being the guy behind Logan, you might have assumed that this fivequel would be a more subdued coda on the franchise, not unlike Hugh Jackman’s powerful Wolverine capper. You might have guessed that the marketing would lean into end-of-an-era stuff and include shots of Indy quietly reflecting on his younger years, that the trailer would feature John Williams’ iconic theme being plucked gently on a solo piano. It would have been safe to assume all that. My how wrong you would have been. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is clearly not Logan, it’s a mother-effing Indiana Jones movie and Mangold already deserves a ton of credit for making it look and feel like a 1980s Spielberg flick. This thing is packed to the gills with action, almost to a dizzying extent. Horses, cars, and trains fly by at a furious clip. There’s boulders, and guns, and water, and yes, the whip. Oh and did you have concerns about the de-aging tech? The brief glimpse we get of a de-aged Harrison Ford here looks pretty darn great. Recent history tells us this movie could end up being terrible, but this trailer is thrilling.
What to know
FAST platforms are the future… Variety has a new report on “the meteoric rise of free streaming channels” (like Pluto and Freevee) and the revenue growth they’re generating. The trade is telling media companies not in the FAST game (Disney, Netflix) that “older series of originals add nothing to subscriber growth or retention on subscription services,” but they do “add value and provide a recognizable boost as a free single-series FAST channel.” That’s fascinating! Could the future of streaming be a 3-tiered world: Top tier) Subscribe for everything on demand without ads; Middle tier) Subscribe at a lower cost for most content on-demand with ads; Bottom tier) Free access to pre-programmed channels of older content with ads? It makes sense. FAST services would help the streamers reach and monetize people that just don’t want to pay a monthly subscription fee. 📺
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