The fifth Indiana Jones film has been announced, fifteen years after the previous Indiana Jones Film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. This latest film brought with it plenty of controversy and announcements — from retirements, directorial changes, and new technology.

The upcoming Indiana Jones film has several controversial changes and decisions that are relevant to the franchise. Mainly, Harrison Ford has announced that the fifth film will be the final time he portrays Indiana Jones. Steven Spielberg will also not be directing the film, the first time he won’t direct an Indiana Jones film in four decades. There have also been rumors of failed test screenings, with sources claiming that audiences hated the ending six times. Digital de-aging technology has also been a controversial topic, among other things.

In light of these controversies, Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey to gather the public’s opinion regarding the upcoming release of the fifth Indiana Jones and their thoughts on all the changes, announcements, and rumors surrounding the iconic franchise’s latest film.

Over Half of Respondents Have Seen All of the Indiana Jones Films

We began the survey by asking respondents whether they’ve seen any Indiana Jones films. 58.77% have seen all of them, 31.12% have seen some of them, and 10.11% haven’t seen any of them.

The survey on a new Indiana Jones film releasing after 15 years further highlights the following:

  • 46.75% consider the Indiana Jones movie franchise a timeless classic
  • 42.79% were looking forward to the fifth Indiana Jones film
  • 61.16% believed the franchise could survive without Steven Spielberg

The Only Indiana Jones Film Without Steven Spielberg

Accordingly, respondents’ favorite Indiana Jones films respectively were Raiders of the Lost Ark (39.25%), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (30.12%), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (14.13%), and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (9.39%).

Respondents had a generally favorable outlook of the Indiana Jones franchise, with a majority of 46.75% considering the franchise a timeless classic; followed by 30.71% considering the franchise fun; while only 13.23% considering the franchise overrated.

When asked their opinion on Steven Spielberg’s lack of involvement in the latest Indiana Jones film, most (61.16%) respondents believed that the franchise could survive without him. Meanwhile, 31.49% believed that the film needed a fresh perspective after the previous movie’s failure, and 7.35% were generally relieved to have a new director other than Steven Spielberg.

As James Mangold takes over directorial duties over the upcoming Indiana Jones film, 60.65% are optimistic about his involvement, 28.14% are conflicted as they love Mangold’s films but his style might not fit Indiana Jones, and 6.49% are skeptical of him.

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Expectations for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Respondents were also asked about the digitally de-aged Harrison Ford in the upcoming Indiana Jones movie trailer. 54.13% were excited to see the technology used in the film, 34.51% disliked the technology but will keep an open mind, and 11.36% disliked the technology and were skeptical of its addition to the film.

Figure 2: How do respondents feel about the fifth film after the fourth film’s failure?

In light of the fourth Indiana Jones film’s failure, we asked respondents how they felt about the upcoming fifth film. A majority (22.2%) of respondents have low expectations for the film, 20.38% think it would be just as bad as the fourth, however, 17.49% are looking forward to the fifth film to revitalize the franchise, and 15.6% believe the film will still be enjoyable.

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Harrison Ford’s Final Portrayal of the Iconic Character

We also asked respondents about the rumored six failed test screenings of the upcoming Indiana Jones film. 57.73% didn’t believe the rumors, 30.97% believed the movie would suffer if it were true, and 11.30% believed the producers would release a superior product in the end.

Figure 3: How do respondents feel about Harrison Ford’s final portrayal of Indiana Jones?

When asked about Harrison Ford’s final portrayal of Indiana Jones in the upcoming movie, 28.68% think that the franchise should introduce a new protagonist after Ford’s departure, while 27.32% believe that the franchise should conclude alongside Ford’s departure. On the other hand, 24.23% want Indiana Jones to be completely rebooted with new actors and storylines, and 19.77% think that Ford should have retired after the third Indiana Jones film.

Finally, we asked respondents what their final thoughts were for the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny film. A majority of 42.79% were highly looking forward to the film, 28.1% were looking forward to the franchise’s nostalgia, and 11.32% were looking forward to a possible time-travel storyline.


Survey TitleSurvey on a New Indiana Jones Film Releasing After 15 Years
DurationDecember 10 – December 17, 2022
Number of Participants20,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.