Mangold on Indy 5 tone, alternate ending rumours

“I’m always interested in this idea of a hero at sunset”

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Twitter regular James Mangold has, in addition to debunking a bunch of rumors that have been doing the rounds, spoken out about the tone of the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Understandably, some might be concerned the Harrison Ford sequel is as dark as his X-Men spin-off..

Not so, Mangold tells Entertainment Weekly (via, in fact, Logan was designed to be a “very serious” this isn’t.

“I’m always interested in this idea of a hero at sunset,” Mangold began. “What does the hero do when the world no longer has a place for him? I find it really interesting to try to look at classical heroes through the prism of our jaundiced contemporary attitudes.”

The Copland director continues, “very purposefully and intentionally grim adventure, very dramatic, and very serious,” the director promises that Indiana Jones 5 will feature a vastly different tone.

“I am under no illusions that my job making an Indiana Jones film was to suddenly beat the humor out of it and turn it into some kind of dirge.”

“I think that what we’re trying to do is balance both an accurate and realistic appraisal of where this character would be at this time in his life, and do that honestly, and at the same time, try and carry forward what the very title of our movie promises, which is a romp and a wonderful adventure with action and chivalry and escapes by the skin of your nose and ingenious solutions to diabolical problems. This is an Indiana Jones film.”

Mangold has meanwhile confirmed the rumor that Dial of Destiny has reshot the film’s finale.

“We’re not shooting & never shot any new scenes or “alt endings””, he tweets.

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