Little by little, more details are becoming known about ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate’, one of the most anticipated films of this 2023. Just a few days ago its impressive final trailer was released and now kathleen kennedypresident of Lucasfilm, has confirmed that it will be, by far, the longest film in the saga starring Harrison Ford.
why does it have to be so long
The 128 minutes of ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ made it so far in the longest, but the fifth installment is going to exceed it by far, since it is going to go up to 142 or 143 minutes. This is how Kennedy explained to Collider why ‘Indiana Jones 5’ has to last so long:
It lasts about two hours and 22-23 minutes. The first movies were shorter, lasting less than two hours and 15 minutes. And we talked about that a bit… But as you know, with runtime, it’s all about how you feel, right? So if you’re sitting in a movie, and it seems long… The reason this is interesting is because long storytelling is something we like in the streaming space. So I think it could be kind of a carryover from that. But God knows that this year there were so many movies of more than three hours that it seemed to me that I was not working at all to see them.
The truth is that the franchise had moved until now between the 115 minutes that ‘In Search of the Lost Ark’ lasted and the 128 minutes of ‘The Last Crusade’ – ‘The Temple of Doom’ stayed at 118 minutes and ‘The Kingdom of Crystal Skull’ in 122-, so the difference in the case of ‘El Dial del Destino’ is especially notable. After all, they will be at least 14 minutes more than the previous record when the other four moved in a difference of just 13.
Now it will be necessary to see if the film justifies this decision. Obviously, Kennedy defends that ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate’ does not feel long at all and that everything that is included is necessary. Luckily, it won’t take long for us to be able to verify it for ourselves, since its premiere is scheduled for the next June 30th.
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