When it comes to cinematic treasures, there are few more valuable than Indiana Jones. For decades, Harrison Ford’s archaeologist has been the ultimate movie hero: an anti-Nazi history buff with a taste for adventure, a vast knowledge of ancient relics, and genuine human vulnerability. Even the very image of Indiana Jones (fedora on head, whip on hip) has become shorthand for old-school, roaring, over-the-top thrills. Since 2008 Kingdom of the Crystal SkullIndy has been absent from our screens, retreating to the great movie vault (or, perhaps, the Raiders warehouse). But if the Indiana Jones movies have taught us anything, it’s that real treasure never stays buried, and it’s not ready to belong in a museum just yet. In 2023, the greatest action hero of all time will return for even more fortune and glory. Hold on to your potatoes, everyone: Indiana Jones is back.
In a major worldwide exclusivity, the new issue of empire present your first (and still untitled) fifth dive Indiana Jones movie: bringing back Ford (and his fedora), but pairing him with a new director in James Mangold, giving him a new batch of allies and enemies, and launching him into an entirely different era of history. Inside, you’ll find a first look at what the top-secret film has in store, with a deluge of exclusive footage, as well as global interviews with stars Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Shaunette Renée. Wilson and Boyd Holbrook, director James Mangold, writers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth and producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel. The adventure is just beginning – get ready to discover the most exciting movie of 2023.
This month’s newsstand cover reveals the long-awaited return of Indiana Jones himself, gearing up for more action.
And this month’s subscriber cover finds Indy in 1960s New York City bathed in golden light, an image inspired by the film and illustrated exclusively for empire by Sam Hadley.
All that, and this issue unearths plenty of other cinematic gems too, with a huge 2023 preview featuring new looks at the most anticipated films of the next 12 months. since Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania e Creed IIIto Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse e John Wick 4from Pixar elementalby Taika Waititi Next goal winse Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1, is full of must-have releases to mark on your calendar. Plus, we ask Hollywood’s burning questions to the one and only James Cameron, with whom to talk movie memories Empire of Light director Sam Mendes, journey into unbridled Hollywood history with Babylonand goes on a musical odyssey with Cate Blanchett, spending a day with the star at Abbey Road Studios to talk TAR. Like the Ark of the Covenant, this issue is a real melter. But, in a good way.
Find empireThe world exclusive issue of Indiana Jones 5 is on newsstands from Thursday 24 November, or pre-order a copy online here now. The fifth Indiana Jones film hits UK cinemas on 30 June 2023.