'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' Ending Explained: The Circle is Complete

All good things must come to an end

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For over forty years, Harrison Ford has graced our screens as Indiana Jones, and now the circle is complete. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny hits theaters on June 30th officially, and if you got to see an early screening or are reading this during the weekend, you might be wondering what this all means for the Indiana Jones franchise going forward. All good things must come to an end, and the Indiana Jones saga as we know it is over. This fifth and final installment focuses on Indiana Jones embarking on a race against time to retrieve the legendary dial that can alter the course of history. And if you're anything like us, you might have just left the theater needing a quick debrief on the Indiana Jones 5 ending, explained.

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The film is set in 1969 and the adventure is a surprise considering the archaeologist/professor is preparing for retirement. That is until he gets an unexpected visit from his goddaughter (who’s also a con artist) Helena Shaw (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) who’s on the hunt for an artifact called thee Archimedes Dial. Putting her con artist background to use, Helena steals the dial and leaves the country leading to a chase and a conflict with his old enemy Jürgen Voller who’s also after this coveted dial.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Ending Explained

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Spoilers Ahead:

The Big Reveal? The Dial of Destiny actually does work. Apparently there were some miscalculations made on the dial thanks to the Continental Drift, leading to Mr. Jones, Helena, and Teddy (Ethan Isadore) getting sent all the way back to Aristotle's time—rather than their intended 1939. The Nazi villains are also right behind them, but suffer a fitting demise.

Indy and Archimedes finally have their encounter as Indy believes death is imminent due to the bullet that has been lodged in his chest. He urges Helena to return to 1969, but instead she knocks him out and back to a small NYC apartment where he then sees his true love Marion walking through the door.

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Reunited and it feels so good. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny ends with… a kiss.

Will there be another Indiana Jones movie?

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This is the end of the Indiana Jones franchise as we know it, concluding over forty years of greatness. We can’t imagine that the franchise as a whole is totally over forever, but at the same time the legacy that Harrison Ford has created is something that can't be touched. Perhaps there can be a prequel which seems to be a common thing happening nowadays, or there can be a way to bring the series back in a different manner, but for now, this is the end.

Thank you for an incredible forty of service Indy aka Harrison Ford.

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