Composer John Williams recently confirmed Lucasfilm is indeed shooting multiple endings for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny despite repeated denials from director James Mangold.

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

YouTuber Overlord DVD recently shared a clip of Williams speaking to a crowd in Italy about the film where he notes that Lucasfilm is planning to shoot another ending for the film.

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Addressing the audience in Italy, Williams states, “Here are three pieces from Indiana Jones 5. I felt we would be finished with Indiana Jones after four. You know Harrison Ford. You all know who Harrison Ford is. And Harrison is 78 years old, but he’s much younger than am. Well, I thought, ‘Aw if he can do five of them, I have to try to do the final five also.”

He then states, “So, we have just about completed the film. We have maybe another ending to shoot and to record. Maybe in a couple weeks.”

Williams’ comments appear to confirm rumors from Overlord DVD indicating that Lucasfilm had shot multiple endings of the film. Overlord DVD first reported there were multiple endings to the film back in June 2021 when he stated, “Two endings are supposedly being considered in this script. I guess they’ve been written and they are going to shoot both of them.  Both endings allegedly have old Indiana Jones dying at the end of this movie.”

“But in one of the rumored endings, young Indiana Jones dies alongside old Indiana Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge swoops in like a vulture, picks the hat up, and takes his place moving forward,” he adds.

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This information about multiple endings was also reported by The Daily Mail who claimed a source informed them, “‘A handful of different endings have been shot and are being shown to test audiences. In one, Indy dies but not before handing over his bullwhip to Phoebe’s character.”

More recent information from Overlord DVD indicates there were already at least six endings filmed. In a video uploaded in early November, Overlord DVD stated, “We’ve been told out of the six endings they tested the best one gets a 35% approval from test audiences.”

“We’ve been told that Bridge put the hat on in every ending,” he added.

Overlord DVD then clarified, “All my spies actually said was Phoebe Waller-Bridge puts on Indy’s hat, takes Indy’s whip, and in a brave and stunning display of girl power she becomes the besest Indy evar at the end of all six version of the movie.”

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The film’s director James Mangold has refuted claims that Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character is replacing Indiana Jones.

At the beginning of December, he wrote on Twitter, ““One more time. No one is ‘taking over’ or replacing Indy or donning his hat nor is he being ‘erased’ thru some contrivance— and he never was, not not in any cut or script — but trolls will troll — that’s how they get their clicks.”

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He continued, “And please don’t exhaust me pointing out how once in a while a troll is ‘right’. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now & then. All one has to do is look at set photos & interviews & u get enough info to make wild guesses about a movie plot.”

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“The diff between trolling a-holes & everyone else is they r trying to make $ off your feelings about other films & culture war politics. They push contoversial guesses as coming from “sources” to gin up clicks. Let it go. END,” he concluded.

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As for what Williams’ revelation about the new ending means, Overlord DVD opines, “If they are shooting a new ending they may be cutting down Fleabag’s role. They may be editing out a bunch of her disrespectful, snarky comments to Indy. A new ending means Disney realizes they have a looming disaster on their hands, so we can’t rule out not only a new ending, but an entirely different approach to the movie.”

He even speculates, “They might even trash the much hated time travel angle as well.”

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in Lucasfilm’s IJ5. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

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