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Does Indiana Jones die in the Dial of Destiny?

Dial of Destiny is on its way, with Harrison Ford returning one more time. Here's what we know on if Indiana Jones dies in the new movie, or if he survives.

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Does Indiana Jones die in Dial of Destiny? Here’s everything we know about the ultimate fate of our favorite archaeologist as we get closer to the release of Indiana Jones 5. Minor spoilers ahead.

The Indiana Jones 5 release date is getting closer, and with Cannes Film Festival underway, the first reviews for the new movie are trickling out. In short, it’s a mixed response so far, with our own Indiana Jones 5 review hough it seems to be a much more conventional Indiana Jones movie than Crystal Skull, taking the best adventure movie series back onto familiar ground.

So, in the run-up to Dial of Destiny, fans across the world will be re-watching the Indiana Jones movies in order. At the end of that, the one question on everyone’s lips will be: does Indiana Jones die at the end of the new movie?

Does Indiana Jones die in Dial of Destiny?

No, he doesn’t — though he gets pretty close.

After being shot by one of Voller’s cronies, the movie villain drags him along on a plane ride through time (no, seriously), as he uses the Dial of Destiny to try and change the course of World War II.

This ends up going drastically wrong, with Voller, Indy, Helena, and Teddy flying through a fissure that sends them not just in 212/213BC, but right in the middle of the Siege of Syracuse.

Helena stows away on Voller’s plane and manages to get herself and Indy off it before the plane explodes, but with Indy still bleeding out from the bullet wound, it seems like curtains for our favourite adventure movie hero.

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He even tries to convince Helena to let him stay in the Roman era and die peacefully, but she’s having none of that: knocking him out and taking him back to the future (lol) through the fissure along with Teddy and the unfortunate pilot of the plane he stole when pursuing Indy and Helena.

Returning to the present, we finally get to see Marion in Indiana Jones 5, as she comes to Indy’s apartment, nurses him back to health, and subsequently reconciles with him. So, fans of the whip-equipped archaeologist can rest easy in the knowledge that the Indiana Jones 5 ending is a happy one.

For more, check out our guides to the Indiana Jones 5 runtime, Indiana Jones 5 filming locations, everyone who dies in Indiana Jones 5, and how to watch Indiana Jones 5. to the best Steven Spielberg movies, and learn more about Harrison Ford‘s Western TV series with our explainer on the 1923 season 2 release date. You can also take a look at our picks for the best movies of all time.