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Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny's Trailer Has Fans Questioning Indy's Stance On Magic

Harrison Ford's Professor Indiana Jones is back, and in fighting trim, in the recently dropped trailer for "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," the fifth installment of the iconic archeologist-with-a-whip film franchise. With Indy once again donning his trademark fedora, the trailer for the new and ostensibly final outing in the epic Indiana Jones saga unleashes a flurry of callbacks to the film series' earlier adventures.

Highlighting Indy's well-known animosity for all things Nazi, the trailer includes a glimpse of a de-aged Indiana wearing what appears to be a pilfered WWII German soldier's uniform as a kidnapper-style hood is pulled off his head. Other classic Indy elements certain to be recalled and adored by any nostalgic "Indiana Jones" fan are flashes of Indy galloping into action on horseback, leaping from one hurtling vehicle to another, and even interacting with a giant, round, rolling boulder in an unmistakable tip of the fedora to the unforgettable scene from the opening of "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark." So, with this and more going on in the "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" trailer, why are some fans wondering if the ever-skeptical Indy has altered his sentiments about magic?

A line in the Dial of Destiny trailer has fans wondering about Indy's views on the supernatural

As the action-jammed trailer for "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" barrels ahead, the usually science-minded Indiana says in a voice-over: "I don't believe in magic. But a few times in my life, I've seen things. Things I can't explain."

Fans took notice. Posting on Reddit, Indy movie fan u/Bellikron joked after watching the trailer that even though Indiana refers to magic, "You could send any one of Harrison Ford's characters to Hogwarts for seven years and he would still be skeptical." This prompted Redditor u/SvenHudson to opine that Indy would even explain away the Nazi-dissolving Ark of the Covenant scene in "Raiders": "His eyes were closed. Anything could have melted those Nazis. It was probably just a coincidence." Redditor u/JackXDark thinks the line reveals Indiana does, in fact, think magic is real but hides it the same way Solo does in "Star Wars," writing, "Indy doesn't believe in magic like Han Solo doesn't believe in the Force." They go on to add that Indy does actually believe, "but he's not gonna say so." Redditor u/ButterfreePimp, however, felt Indy's line in the recent trailer was being misinterpreted, concluding that Indiana's skeptical nature remains intact in "The Dial of Destiny," writing: "He doesn't believe in magic, he believes there are things in this world he doesn't understand. It fits Indy's character."